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 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.

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.

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