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How to greet someone you haven't seen for ages

Learn some phrases for talking with someone you haven't seen in a long time.

Do the preparation task first. Then watch the video and do the task. You can read the transcript at any time.


Woman: Hey! Hello there! Haven't seen you in ages!

Man: Oh … all right, yeah.

Woman: Great to see you again! You're looking really well!

Man: Oh! You think so? Thanks ...

Woman: So, how are you?

Man: Well, you know, mustn't grumble.

Woman: What've you been up to? Still working in that coffee shop?

Man: Yeah ... same one ...

Woman: Still trying to be an actor?

Man: Well, yeah, you know ...

Woman: So Hollywood hasn't called then yet?

Man: Not yet ...

Woman: Still living in … that … er … little flat?

Man: Yeah. Same one.

Woman: Well, great.

Man: How about you? You still … er … working in the fast-food place?

Woman: No! Stopped that a long time ago! I'm working in the city now. Financial industries!

Man: Oh. Great. Are you still sharing that house with all those other people?

Woman: No way! I bought a big house with … four bedrooms and a garden … the works.

Man: Hmm … good for you.

Woman: Listen! We should get together for a drink sometime! Catch up!

Man: Yeah, I'd love to.

Woman: Let's do it! Keep in touch, yeah?



Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hello, again.

I have a doubt about how to express this. I'm looking for the collocations to say this: How are you doing...(about/with/…) (your homework/your activity/your task, etc)? The context is how to ask someone what is the progress of an activity that that person is having so far and you are interested in that. Did I make my point? If not I'll try to explain it better. Thanks.

Hello mc2bav4,

The correct preposition here is with.

How are you doing with... is a common question for, as you say, asking about the progress of an activity or task.



The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks for clarifying it. Now I feel more confident about asking for that piece of info. Much appreciated as always.

... sorry for the "speaked"

"good to hear from you again" is this sentence correct answering at the phone to a person who we haven't seen or speaked to for a long time?

Hello mancini2,

Yes, that is correct and appropriate in that kind of situation.

Nice to hear from you.

All the best,


The LearnEnglish Team

When in a similar situation, I would say exactly some words like that.

What's new! Long time no see! How's the going? How's life? Am so Glad to see you! Let's meet up for lunch! Tell you what....How about hanging out together? I would love that! Awesome! Sounds great! How's your new job/home?
See you in 30 minutes!

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