Meeting an old friend

Meeting an old friend

Listen to the conversation between two old friends to practise and improve your listening skills.

Instructions

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.

Transcript

Selina: Patrick? Is that you?

Patrick: Selina! Hello!

Selina: Well, well. Patrick Eastwood. How have you been?

Patrick: Good. Great, actually. How are you? I haven't seen you for ... how long?

Selina: It's been ages. At least fifteen years. Wow.

Patrick: Yeah. Wow.

Patrick and Selina: So, what are you doing here?

Selina: Sorry, you go first.

Patrick: OK. What are you doing here? I thought you'd moved to London.

Selina: I was in London for a couple of years. But it didn't work out.

Patrick: Oh, I'm sorry to hear that. Are you ... OK?

Selina: I'm fine! The dream job wasn't really a dream, you know? Um ... and London is great but it's so expensive. I mean, just the rent on a flat is ... uh … crazy expensive.

Patrick: I see.

Selina: So, I came back. I've been back now for almost five months. Living back home with Mum and Dad. Which is err ... interesting. Um ... but anyway, what about you?

Patrick: Me? Oh, nothing new. You know me – 'Patrick the predictable'. I never left here.

Selina: Oh. And is that ...?

Patrick: Oh, I'm very happy. I'm married now. We've just celebrated our tenth anniversary.

Selina: No way! You? Married? To …?

Patrick: I don't think you know her. Her name's Marigold. And we've got two kids. They're five and eight years old.

Selina: Married and with two kids? Wow!

Patrick: Don't look so surprised!

Selina: No, no … I'm just amazed how time flies! I'm happy for you. I really am.

Patrick: Thanks. You should really come round to the house one day.

Selina: That would be great. Let's swap numbers and ...

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Submitted by nurain khalisah on Tue, 17/09/2019 - 08:38

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i have completed the following lessons of A student Discussion,A weather Forecast,and Meeting an old friend.The level that I choose was Intermediate B1 Listening.

Submitted by fatin sahira on Tue, 17/09/2019 - 08:37

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I have completed the following lessons of Meeting an old friend, A phone call from a customer, and Arriving late to class. The level that I chose was Intermediate B1 Listening.

Submitted by Izzah Insyirah on Tue, 17/09/2019 - 08:36

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I have completed the following lesson A meeting an old friend. The level that I chose was Intermediate B1 Listening.

Submitted by Siti Aida on Tue, 17/09/2019 - 08:34

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I have completed the following lessons of A phone call from a customer, Arriving late to class, Meeting an old friend. The level that I choose was Intermediate B1 Listening.

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I have completed the following lessons of A student Discussion, A weather Forecast, and Making a Decision. The level that I chose was Intermediate B1 Listening.

Submitted by fatin afiqah on Tue, 17/09/2019 - 08:19

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I have completed the following lessons of Meeting an Old Friend , Arriving Late to Class and Chatting About a Series. The level that I chose was Intermediate B1 Listening.

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I have completed the following lessons of A student Discussion, Meeting an old friend , and Making a Decission. The level that I chose was intermediate B1 Listening.

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I have completed the following lessons of A student Discussion, Meeting an old friend and Making a Decision. The level that I chose was intermediate B1 Listening

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I have completed the following lessons of A student Discussion,A weather Forecast, and Making a Decision. The level that I chose was Intermediate B1 Listening.
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Submitted by Magedelabd on Sun, 15/09/2019 - 18:03

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Unfortunately I forgot all my old friends because I have no time any more . I am working working working .........................