Meeting an old friend

Meeting an old friend

Listen to the conversation between two old friends to practise and improve your listening skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.


Selina: Patrick? Is that you?

Patrick: Selina! Hello!

Selina: Well, well. Patrick Eastwood. How have you been?

Patrick: Good. Great, actually. How are you? I haven't seen you for ... how long?

Selina: It's been ages. At least fifteen years. Wow.

Patrick: Yeah. Wow.

Patrick and Selina: So, what are you doing here?

Selina: Sorry, you go first.

Patrick: OK. What are you doing here? I thought you'd moved to London.

Selina: I was in London for a couple of years. But it didn't work out.

Patrick: Oh, I'm sorry to hear that. Are you ... OK?

Selina: I'm fine! The dream job wasn't really a dream, you know? Um ... and London is great but it's so expensive. I mean, just the rent on a flat is ... uh … crazy expensive.

Patrick: I see.

Selina: So, I came back. I've been back now for almost five months. Living back home with Mum and Dad. Which is err ... interesting. Um ... but anyway, what about you?

Patrick: Me? Oh, nothing new. You know me – 'Patrick the predictable'. I never left here.

Selina: Oh. And is that ...?

Patrick: Oh, I'm very happy. I'm married now. We've just celebrated our tenth anniversary.

Selina: No way! You? Married? To …?

Patrick: I don't think you know her. Her name's Marigold. And we've got two kids. They're five and eight years old.

Selina: Married and with two kids? Wow!

Patrick: Don't look so surprised!

Selina: No, no … I'm just amazed how time flies! I'm happy for you. I really am.

Patrick: Thanks. You should really come round to the house one day.

Selina: That would be great. Let's swap numbers and ...


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Submitted by tuturu 903 on Thu, 21/03/2024 - 09:05


Do you keep in touch with old friends? May be no, as it is not these friends with whom I'd like to talk, especially visit so no.  

Submitted by mervesert on Mon, 11/03/2024 - 21:57


Unfortunately, I meet some of them. Generally, I follow others on social media. Sometimes i come across at the supermarket, shopping centre or park. :) 

Submitted by Jim34 on Mon, 11/03/2024 - 16:56


Do you keep in touch with old friends? Yeah, but sometimes it is kind of difficult for our busy lives, so we try to message once a week. Another time we agreed and met at a specific place to talk.

Submitted by DzhusAngela on Sat, 10/02/2024 - 12:52


Yes, I still keep in touch with my old friends.

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Submitted by on Mon, 05/02/2024 - 23:43


Unfortunately not, even though nowadays it would be much easier to be and keep in contact with them by using social networks. Anyway, I'm very glad if I meet one of them by chance and talk for a while about how life is going, hoping always the best for them.

Submitted by Santlord on Wed, 31/01/2024 - 00:53


I've got some friends from high school, and we're still in touch. It's really nice.

Submitted by Mya_Thazin on Tue, 16/01/2024 - 09:14


So amazing online learning platform. Thanks.

Submitted by Amina2024 on Sat, 30/12/2023 - 18:18


After I graduated , I lost many freinds ,but I am still in touch with some of them through social media.

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Submitted by noura-elkhwanky on Thu, 07/12/2023 - 12:14


Actually I’m trying to be in touch with my old friends ,however life changes.we all have lots of responsibilities about our families that’s make us don’t have time for ourselves. By the way lots of my friends have been traveled to different countries. that’s make the internet just only way to keep in touch. anyway we are trying ....

Submitted by german14 on Thu, 26/10/2023 - 16:25


I have old friends but rarely i keep in touch. But however is like wether folow each day en contac.