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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.

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Intermediate: B1

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Yes, I keep in touch with my friend from university even that I haven't met them since we finished University. We are planning to arrange a reunion next month, so it will be a good chance to meet and to see how much our life has changed. Most of them found their soulmates, built their career, and have children. Unfortunately, my best friend from University won't be there, because she passed away two years ago.

I used to meet a lot of my classmates after two years of our school graduation , but after that, we have been seldomly meeting or seeing each other. It turned out that many of them are now employed so they are soo busy with their works though we sometimes text each other through Facebook and WhatsApp

I think if I refer to Fahri, from the sentence it dint work out, the word it simply describes the situation or thing .sometimes, the expectation which according to Selinas it was a JOB (DREAM JOB).Hope that was helpful

I've always been kind of introvert and can't socialize easily. I had a very close friend many years ago, we were studying at the same university, as it didn't work out for her, she dropped out of university and after a couple of years, she left the country. I did all I could to keep in touch with her but all in vain. I suppose that I belong to a past she'd like to forgot and I completely understand and accept her choice.

Yes, exactly I keep in touch with my old friends. When I was 18 years old, I have made a big mistake about my university. I wouldn't choose my department but I did. This area wasnt suitable for me. However I have disappointed with my faculty, I had a great friends. I couldnt forget. Still we are meeting and we are keeping in touch. They made me love this university. I believe one of the most valuable things in the life is to create and to establish with solid and reliable friendships. It is happy to me to have these relationships. I would like to say 'thank you for your existence'.

Yes, of course! I have an old and maybe close mate, with who we make friends during summer holidays around 2 or 3 years ago. So, not very often, but sometimes we chat with each other in the social networks. It's great and amazing to have such old friends, because, in my view, that can check your real close friendship.

Yes, l always keep in touch with my old friends, l chatting them every final week or month

Dear team.
From the lesson above.
Selina: No, no … I'm just amazed how time flies! I'm happy for you. I really am.
The question is:
What the different from 'I really am' and 'I am really' ???
I never hear 'I really am' . Its weird for me.
Thank you very much for your answer.

Hello fahri,

When Selina says 'I really am', she is insisting that she is happy -- as if someone else had questioned whether she was happy. In this case, 'really' is an adverb meaning 'in fact'.

It would be a little unusual to say 'I am really' without an adjective or some other words after it, e.g. 'I am really happy'. In this case, 'really' is an intensifier used with a gradable adjective.

Does that make sense?

All the best,

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

This is enough for me. Thank you sir

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