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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?


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Intermediate: B1


I have very few friends in online none of them I met in real life, in the internet it is simpler to make friends and to communicate with people, but it's different experience than in real life.

Hello folks,
I have account on Facebook too , but I don´t use it so much and I just use to do a networking because nowadays you can´t avoid this kind of digital media , I do believe that on social media people have a lots of notorious and known not a really friends , in your entire life you can count your really friends just on finger of hands

Hello, Everyone.
I have an account on Facebook. but I don't update my page nowadays. I have so many friends on Facebook. Unfortunately, it's not like my real life. I don't have so many friends in my real life. but it's not disappointing for me.

Glad to have a platform like this. I want to know the difference between "Got" and "Became"? For example, we use "God became pleased" or sometimes we use "God got pleased". Which one is better or if one of them is incorrect then do educate me. Thank you.

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.