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 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.

Submitted by jmajo on Tue, 25/04/2023 - 15:45


I would use telegram and whatsapp nowadays because it’s the easier and faster way to get in touch with old mates and tell them important news.

Thanks for the lesson.
Great site!!

Submitted by nafisehzekri on Wed, 12/04/2023 - 22:29


Well, thanks to the technology, I've always chatted with my friends on WhatsApp or Telegram. However, everybody knows about eachother lives and latest news on Instagram these days.

Submitted by Miss zahra on Sun, 09/04/2023 - 20:26


I chat with my best friend online by wahtsapp every day so important news does not waiting behind the door.

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.