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Episode 14

Rob and Adam see what you have to say about politeness, and Emily and Carolina discuss a certain boy...

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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?


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Intermediate: B1


HELLO!!! Yeah I have 8 or 10 online friends. They are very friendly and we are becoming close friends now even we've never seen once. I think online friends and the friends in real life are all friendly in different ways. I like all my friends who are in online or in real life.

I haven't got much online friends and I know them very well in the real life because I usually like to know them in real life first and then I make online contact to keep in touch when I or they're travelling and we can't see each other for a while. I don't think you can call someone friend if you don't know him in the real life, maybe that's more like a virtual friendship or something like that, you can't get to know well someone until you see it at least once in real life. Despite that I think you can start a relationship with people making online contact but I wouldn't call that a friendship.

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I haven't a lot of online friends and I don't know all of I have of them in the real . To be honest , there are many friends I know them in the real but I forgot who are they on internet. That's not my mistake why they make their accounts by fake name. It's impossible for me to remember all of them. You know what? I am not an active pearson on the social media in general . I have accounts on it to follow news and some of good and useful influencers not to make new relationships . I think often of friends on Facebook or anther social media apps not a real friends.

I don’t have any online friends. I’ve met all of my friends on Facebook. I don’t want to be a friend with someone who I’ve never met because I can’t trust him or her. After saying so, you may not believe this but I got married with someone who I knew online. In Japan online dating apps are very common now and some of my friends found the partner there. I’m one of them. I want to know if the situation is similar in Britain. Do people find their partner online?

I don't have an online friends and I think online relationship is not like the relations at in the real life because in the real life you know the friend more and you know how he or she character .

I have friends an online service not a lot like the famous but in real life, I only know half of them, and few of them know them real knowledge and the online friendships different from the real-life friendships in real life you know your friends well you can hang out with them and trust them but in online you know friends from anywhere in the world you can play with them and talk to but you can’t trust them as the real-life friend.

What about you, listeners? 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?
Well,I don't have a lot of friends on line but I have a few.I think I know all of them in real life,but I am not 100% sure.
A friendship in real life is totally diferent from the virtual friendship,in real life,you have more a real contact.I don't think that an online friendship is a real friend.

Hi everyone!
I don't have a lot of online friends because i don´t like social network; I dont like the virtual life, i prefer go out with my friends and talk face to face. In my opinion the social network is a good tool to keep in touch with friend who live away and it is a good media.

I don’t say I have lots of online friends and I’m not hooked on any social websites. Several ones of them I have, I don’t dedicate enough of time. It doesn’t mean I’m unsocial person. On the contrary I more tend to communicate with my friends in real life when you see a person you talk to with.
I guess online friendship is different from real life. When you have friends from other countries or just from far away and it’s difficult to maintain communication, the only thing is left is to do it online. This is the best side of being online and the worst is when people are hooked on internet so they don’t almost go outside.

Hi everyone,
I'm not sure I've understood very well the meaning of this sentence:
''Well, I don't not like him, if you know what I mean.'' That "..don't not..". I appreciate if you'll help me giving a clue.
Thank you so much