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How to greet someone you haven't seen for ages

Learn some phrases for talking with someone you haven't seen in a long time.

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Intermediate: B1


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it is a very useful video.

very good video, I've learned from it ..But I'm confused about the word "the works"
Does it mean things that I wanted in the past .then, these things I get them now? I've read the meaning that you putted here but I've still confused about it
Thank you 

that was good.. my problem is not to be able to find someone to speak English with him/her face to face :(

I'm available :) to speak with u 

i have same problem for find someone to speack english with him
what i do ?

Good to give advice on ‘how to greet somebody you haven’t seen for ages’, as such situations can be a bit uncomfortable at times. Not always easy to know what questions to ask or how best to reply. Very useful language too. …Thank you!

Hi to all,
Please let me know how can I download the the video on my computer.?
thanking you,

Hi Harish,
I'm afraid that at the moment we don't allow visitors to download videos. There are technical and legal reasons why this is a problem, but it's something we'd like to offer where possible in the future.
In the meantime, if you press play and then pause as soon as the video starts, then wait for the bar to move across the bottom of the video, it will load in the background and you can watch it without interruption. It will take some time, but you can do something else while you are waiting.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Adam .. how are you ? 
I just want you to suggest me some novels or stories that I can read and perform my English .. and some other advices to learn fast  because I'm still not understanding when pple talk on a movie .. 
          Mohamed Said