Meeting an old friend

Meeting an old friend

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

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


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 Eri Hariyandi on Fri, 19/04/2019 - 01:59

for the first time i can answer all the questions correctly.. very nice..

Submitted by nadezhda_radkova on Mon, 15/04/2019 - 13:04

Yes, but only few of them unfortunately.

Submitted by churchill on Sat, 13/04/2019 - 21:17

I liked this podcast, very useful.

Submitted by Akmal on Sat, 13/04/2019 - 16:33

Hi everybody I havent seen my classmates a long time But i keep in touch with 2 my best friends by phone and whatsapp

Submitted by kumarg on Thu, 11/04/2019 - 06:57

i'm sorry, I lost contact with my old friend.
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Submitted by Juozaityte on Wed, 10/04/2019 - 18:21

I didn't check online dictionary or searched the site to find the answer.

Submitted by saloua1983 on Tue, 09/04/2019 - 14:57

unfortunatly , i lost contact with my friend since i get married .i was busy with my new life but after many years , i felt this strong need of renew contact with my old friends
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Submitted by Caterina Siligardi on Mon, 08/04/2019 - 14:21

Yes,I do; especially with one of my primary school friend.