An email from a friend

An email from a friend

Read an email from a friend you haven't heard from for a long time to practise and improve your reading skills.


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Submitted by Mariluz on Thu, 28/09/2023 - 16:56


Definitely I choose whatsapp to be in contact with my friends and family. Today we have many options for create digital invitations, and not only simple texts. Moreover, the works activities and family routines make tough to have time for keep in constantly communications with all. Therefor, its more practice short and regular messages.

Submitted by Hantu on Mon, 25/09/2023 - 11:51


Well, I would prefer using formal form for important things, like E-Mails or Letters.

Considering it's an old friend, a live form of communications like social messenger might not appropriate. It's more suitable for casual things, not to announce things, moreover, as someone who didn't meet him/her for long time.

Imagine if like this reading sections. You're going to be married, then you send a WhatsApp message to your elementary school buddy, "hey I'm going to get marry!" no invitation, no letters. That's will look like a joke or pranks rather than a real important news.

Submitted by rafi1212 on Fri, 21/07/2023 - 03:39


I would like to call my bestfriends to inform that i would going to married in last month because it's so exhausting having to write an email

Submitted by Tracy_Wu on Mon, 17/07/2023 - 18:00


I would directly call my best friend for important news. And may a video call is better.

Will be fun if that old friends already forgot who we are, or moreover, mistaken us for credit card / assurance sales rather than old friends :P, happen to me at once.

Submitted by jailany on Wed, 12/07/2023 - 20:24


I would use a social media app to tell my old friends important news. It's the easiest way to be in contact with friends and others.

Submitted by melissamel on Sat, 08/07/2023 - 18:09


calling or sending a text ;)

Submitted by SRKSNO01H46A390I on Tue, 27/06/2023 - 23:03


I would definitely use Whatsapp to communicate with my family and friends.
Even though It is not the same as being with everyone.
I prefer Whatsapp because it's easy, and has very good quality.

Submitted by danielteufel on Fri, 23/06/2023 - 22:49


In general, I would think about using Social Media for example Messenger. First of all it is the rapidest way to contact with someone especially if the person is your close friend. Secondly messenger is installed on our mobile phones that's why is easily accessible. In addition I add that If I had lived in XIX century I would have used an old fashion hand-write letter and sent it using an carrier-pigeon.

Submitted by danielf on Wed, 17/05/2023 - 14:34


I would definitely use Instagram because that's where we keep in touch.