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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.



Language level

Intermediate: B1


Thank you very much for your friendly answer. As you see, I've just learned a new meaning of the term "not moderated.
All the best,
Lidia Inés

Not being a native speaker,I cannot understand why both my comments are considered "not moderate".My intention is to show how much I appreciate the opportunity the British Council gives us to listen to good British English pronunciation.I would very nuch appreciate your answer.

I like this video.

Really good.

I noticed at the 14 second mark that the lady says "You're looking well." Should it not be "You're looking good?" Sensory verbs are normally succeeded by an adjective. Using well in this case would change looking to an action verb and indicate that he has good eyesight. Is this correct?

Hello JGrace4,

Hello nash_d5,

You are correct that 'well' is often an adverb (with 'good' being the verb). However, it can also be an adjective with the meaning 'healthy' or 'not sick', and that is the meaning in this context.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

hi everyone, I'd like to chat with Olivia and Sara in BCSW...... but I don't know how to.
Anybody could help me, please?

Thank you Peter for answering me so kindly, I just have only a doubt. Can I put the question without "each other"? So: " We haven't seen for some time". Thank you again for your patience. Bye bye!

Hello again....

I heard that there is a Carolina's blog somewhere here and could you tell me if it's true and where can I write to her.... Sorry Carolina as you know is a person from Elementary Podcasts.

Best wishes

Hello everyone! I'm not able to find the right way to say "we haven't seen each other for sometime". I think it isn't correct. I hope you understand what I want to say. Can you help me please? Thank you very much.