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.


Do the preparation task first. Then read the text and do the exercises.

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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.

Submitted by María Fernanda… on Sun, 23/10/2022 - 18:50


I prefer texting them via WhatsApp, but if I were to tell them something really important I would video call them to see their reaction.

Submitted by Helenka-'_ on Fri, 07/10/2022 - 07:51


I prefer to write short messages on social media applications like Telegram or Instagram. More often I met with my old friend face to face

Submitted by Anastasiia Morgun on Fri, 07/10/2022 - 07:23


Well,as for me, I would likely use different messangers. You can just write or even make a video call. It is more quickly and not limited by borders. And you can immediatly get the answer

Hello Nastya,

Could you please change your username so that it's written in Roman letters (in other words, the letters used in English)? That way other users will know how to say your name -- that's the only reason we ask.

Welcome to LearnEnglish!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Bogdan0032 on Sat, 03/09/2022 - 12:43


I prefer use social media or messangers, because they replace emails and letters. They are more comfortable to use and spend less time to sending message. And what, who use email to send message to friend in 21-st century ? WT!?

Submitted by marwan297 on Thu, 18/08/2022 - 18:17


As we are talking about old friends, people who i can't really meet them, I can use WhatsApp, Instagram or Facebook. It's undeniable that having catch-up with them in person is substantially better, but digital ways have made communication possible. thus, writing emails makes communication effective. To illustrate, I have my brother who lives in Spain and we always talk with each other using messenger video call, so we keep in touch.