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Episode 14

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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


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

Hello Last biker

Emily means that she doesn't dislike Cameron, but that she's not sure that she really likes him either. It's as if 'not like' is a verb here; by putting 'don't' in front, it negates the already negative meaning of 'not like'.

Does that make sense?

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

whose friend or partner in real life. Friendship on the Internet is very different from real life, because you cannot believe or share something with a stranger. Everything can be a fake from social networks. We should appreciate the people around us in real life. We have everything that needs to be excluded: I have never had a friend online. But, my girlfriend had many friends on the Internet. They’ve been on Skype for 4 years with each other, until then they sometimes talk and talk about work, life, study ... and motivate each other, even when I have never met him in real life. So interesting.

Hi there!
I think most of people have a lot more online friends than real life friends. Actually we understand that many of online friends are "Fake" friends. It can be just unfamiliar people, that you so once or twice a life. Also it can be your old friends from scool or university, old job and not always friends. There are a lot of sort of online friends.Very popular sale something online or provide services.
As to me I'v got about 250 online friends and 40-50 friends-salespersons. Some people i'v meet in the internet and never seen their in real life.We have same interests, usally it's footboll fans of Barcelona. Other online friends i can put to the above categorys online friends. Of cource we have huge differnce between online friendship and real life.

I used to have many online friends. I was a member of a forum. A forum is a virtual place that many people write about different things it has different sections , each section is allocated to a subject for example art, science, etc.
I was chatting with people on that forum about 3 years and I made friends with them . Moreover we connected to each other with yahoo messenger too.
I met some of those forum members several times but I've never seen some of them. then the forum was filtered and simultaneously I started working and I stopped visiting that forum, so I gradually forget those people some of them had my number and called sometimes but after one or two years we were totally disconnected.
I still remember those days .Those people were really important to me then, and I was thinking of them all the day but now I don't have any feeling to them. This is the life the people who are very important to you today maybe be strangers in future.
Now I use Instagram, Telegram, whatsApp to connect to my friends or my familly I' m not interested in find a friend in virtual world anymore. I'd rather spend my time with real people in the real world