An email from a friend

Read an email from a friend you haven't heard from for a long time to practise and improve your reading skills.

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B2 English level (upper intermediate)
the one of the benefit when technology invented is to make human life easier. particulary in communication. with technology the distance is nothing. peoples could to keep in touch anywhere their are in. but the problem is the differential of time.
It's conceivable that the most suitable way to deliver a message is through technology, granted the constant development of instant messaging that has been taking place overtime. Merely, because of the accurate features that current technology provides to the users that ease such processes as well as they offer several ways to customize the message and give it a more detailed touch according your tastes. Nevertheless, I consider keeping the traditional way of giving news through post gives it a more meaningful touch, especially when it comes to such an important topic as it's a wedding, for instance.
I prefer to use instant messaging from my smartphone when it comes to tell old friends important news. However, the problem is not that simple. Usually when we're trying to communicate with some old friends, we don't have their contacts (phone number). So, we will try to reach them through their social media account.
I still live near to my best friends but If one day I'll live many miles away from them I think I'll call for all of them as much as possible.

Hello Rosalind,

Kath and Michael are not planning to get engaged because they are already engaged. We know this because they have a date for their wedding:

The wedding's going to be at home in London in September

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

I usually talk to friend via Line app. It is a most popular communication tool in Taiwan.
It obviously that the modern life keep us so far from the people we love most, and it seems that as many ways there for us to communicate as harder for us to do, but I prefer to talk by phone when I wont to talk with my old friend so I can get the reaction and communicate better than just writing words.
If I were to tell old friends important news, I'd rather talk to them personally; in case I couldn't contact them personally, I'd write a letter.
you know, in china, we'd like to talk with my friends in WeChat. but if it's about something important, I will give a call to my friend even have a talk face to face.
Really I don't talk too much with old friends but I find everyone in Facebook and actually we talk in the WhatsApp