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

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Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hello, I am here again for my second comments, these two guys look like two actors, I like to watch their performance. They are really amazing. Adam, I know you see our comments, can you tell me any tips or shortcuts for English pronunciation, I am 54 years old and I do not have enough time to memorize all English words, one by one, so if English has shortcuts for its pronunciation, this would be so useful.
My best regards.

Hello Helenklin,
I don't see all the comments! Sometimes my colleague Jack or someone else on the team looks at them.
As for your question, I answered it when you asked it before on this page: http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/uk-culture/language
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi,Adam!!!!That's my about fifth visit to this site,but i like it very much yet))Tell me ,please,what must i do to improve my knowledge?? I like this language and I'd like to be good in it!!!!Best wishes!!!Milenn!!

Hi Milenn,
I'm glad you like the site. It's hard for me to give you advice on what would improve your English, because I can't hear you speak it and I don't know what you think your strong and weak points are. If you can give some more details then maybe I or someone else will be able to make some suggestions.
The LearnEnglish Team

Exactly, the man possesses the quality to be an excellent actor, he should go to Hollywood to find his luck instead of working in that low-paid coffee shop.
The woman has changed quite tremendously, from a fast food outlet general worker to a wealthy modern woman and owning a big house with garden. Fantastic indeed!

Mmm...I have a very good friend that I haven`t seen her in ages.
I miss her very much,and now I know how to greet her when we meet again.
Thank you.

nice transcript for a learner of listening English. Thanks to the Learn English Team

ohhhhhhhhhh,it is great to see you again
really i am too much happy to see you again

Thanks for useful post . I reallly exciting because i have leant some common phrase such as : " musn't grumble '. is this popular in english speaking ?
I will use this phrase in my english class .I think my english teacher will understand me .
Thanks all.

Hi TrungManh,
'Musn't grumble' is popular with some people, but not everyone. It's a phrase that most British people recognise, but not everyone uses it. It's often used as an example of the British characteristic of not complaining about personal problems.
Hope that helps,
The LearnEnglish Team