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 luzgaraycocheaavila on Thu, 06/04/2023 - 06:12


From my perspective it depends of the ocassion, because there are a lots of kinds of news. Frecuently, I just design a graphic piece and send it by WhatsApp with specific details in a short paragraph, but if we talk about my wedding, I will prefer to send a printed invitation letter to deliver to each friend's house. Besides, if I need to see the reaction of the person I will make a call o video call rigth. To be more polite I can make in touch also by writting an email. Basically, nowadays we can use our electronic devices.

Submitted by mariam998 on Wed, 15/03/2023 - 12:14


I always prefer to text my friends/ relative, I don’t feel comfortable with phone calls so I use WhatsApp or instagrams to be in touch with them.
Usually we use email only for formal messages or communication.

Submitted by Lyubov Filimonova on Mon, 06/03/2023 - 10:32


usually I use WhatsApp, Telegram if I have contact of the person in these massages. Otherwise I use social networks when I can be in touch with most part of my old friends and mates.

Submitted by Mwaamba on Sat, 25/02/2023 - 23:08


I use WhatsApp or Signal all of the time. After I relocated to Europe Germany from Africa,Zambia, I expanded my forms of communication to not only Whatsapp and signal but to also Facebook, short social media. As I can use audio calls and video calls with most of these apps.

Submitted by psantana on Sat, 21/01/2023 - 15:30


Basically, I use WhatsApp, though I have no problem if someone tries to reach me through calls or videocalls. To be honest, I think it's nice to have at lest one friend who you can call to, just to be talking about stuff :)

I also find touching when people use e-mails to get in touch with their tfriends/relatives. Here in Brazil, it's too bad that we only use e-mail for work, most of the time.

Submitted by gasparmartinez on Wed, 11/01/2023 - 21:01


I use WhatsApp or Instagram, I prefer texting than a call conversation by phone

I do that too, but I think it's nice to have at lest one best friend to call to sometimes and just be talking stuff :)

Submitted by olexandra_2005 on Mon, 02/01/2023 - 19:09


I prefer live communication. It's really important for me to see all emotions of the person I talk with. And, of course, if the distance is very long between us we use social media :)

Submitted by Kstonem on Tue, 20/12/2022 - 05:01


I don't really enjoy social media for talking, I only use it for emergency. When it comes to take news or communication, I highly prefer saying the person face to face.