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 betelf on Tue, 24/10/2023 - 11:44


I would call my closest friends. I believe it's a more sincere way to share important news.

Submitted by lkhagvasuren on Mon, 23/10/2023 - 17:08


Communicating through email is not common in the society I came from. So I would most likely use social media platforms or messaging apps like WhatsApp to tell important news.

Submitted by amjad19728666 on Fri, 20/10/2023 - 18:17


i would make a phone call to tell them important news.

Submitted by Minnie Louisa … on Mon, 16/10/2023 - 11:36


I would send email and then do a video call

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.