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Episode 14

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(Note that this exercise is designed to work with most English accents – some words may sound different in other accents.)


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Do you have lots of online friends? And do you know all of those friends in real life? Is online friendship different from real life?


Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hi Muhammad Erad,

Both 'get' and 'become' have several uses. In this case, they both mean 'start to be' and you could also say 'was' here. In the sentence you ask about, I would probably use 'was', but 'became' is also correct. 'got' isn't very appropriate in more formal contexts, which this one seems to be.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi everbody!
I have lot of online friends and i know great number of them. They are not different of real life because between them are my classmates, children, cousin, nephew, old colleagues of work , brothers, sisters,neighbor and i see normally. so then which i do not know in real life i think that opinion or think it is not most important that my real friends. Anyway thing is necessary in my life i am sheltering in my heart and unnecessary opinion i forget for always.


One of my online friends became my girlfriend in real life. Like this :)

I don't have any social media account since It's not for me. As far as I'm concerned social media leads to the superficialization of relationships among the people. I think this is very miserable situation. I ,for the most part, prefer real friendship, for instance, I can go to the cinema, go out to eat, speak face to face and stuff with my friends.

All the best.

I have lots of friends on Facebook. However, I just know half of them. Everyday, when I have free time, I usually chat with them, sometimes we discuss some problems about our study. I think it's very fun to chat with friends. I also chat with strangers because I know that strangers are friends we have not met yet.

This sentence really touched me; 'I know that strangers are friend we have not met yet.' It's a pity that everyone in the world hasn't got such a wonderful approach to life and other people.
You made my day Nguyenlykimngan.
Thank you.

Hello nguyenlykimngan,

That's great. I just wanted to tell you that we have a Facebook page, so please be sure to take a look at it some time if you want to see of us!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

I don't have many friends from internet, but I would like meet several nativer speakers to speak and improve my skill English. In my country there aren't person that to speak English.

hii everyone, I am new to here and posting my first comment...
talking about social media, yes I have lots of Facebook friends. and the reason behind connecting them is that, most of them are very good writers, poets, photographers. everyday they posts there real life experiences, so I am learning lots of from those.
and before a year ago I used to like chat with girls on Facebook. and once I met a girl online on Facebook. so first we became friends then good friends then close friends and finally fall in love with each other. of Course our love is true love, I had met that girl means now gf, and we were planning to get married. but something is going wrong.
so I found Facebook is very useful for me, and its not bad thing to connect people socially or online. it may bring you some good opportunities like me !!!!

Hi everyone....I have many online frieds. But is not the same that the real life. I think is very important the real contac. Meet people on line is good but sometimes is impersonal and you can'tt understand people very well