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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.

Do the preparation task first. Then watch the video and do the task. You can read the transcript at any time.



Language level

Intermediate: B1



If you look through the old comments, I answered this question on December 20th. Hope that helps!

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The LearnEnglish Team

Its super and very useful for me..

it is cool


i really dont know

Oh!!!!! I like it! It`s very useful)))Thanks a lot!=))
I have taken pleasure! So to hold!!!=)))
Best wishes,Feruza)

hi this is my first test and u know what i got full marks.itsbrilliant.....

Hello everybody here
it is the first time for me in this website and i'm beginner in learning english
its a great way for learning,, i want to learn more and more
many thank for team :)

 I like it. They are a bit fast especially for learners and non native learners. Although their speed of conversation is just okay in everyday life situations of meeting someone we haven't seen in ages. I particularly like it as I didn't find any difficulty in catching up with listening and got in one shot. Words like mustn't grumble and the works were new on me and have written them down in my notebook already .

Hi, i also watching this lesson, as my English is not so fast, so for me its too dam fast, i read all comments those are on first viewed page, yours is quite descriptive, as I'm new here and i want to improve my English, i think if a person want to be a good speaker, he has to be a good writer, and my writing skills are like a skull, so would you help me, how can i improve my speaking and writing skills (please also make corrections in my comment if needed, it would also help me a lot)
Many thanks
Hasan Jan

Hello Hasan Jan
The best way to improve your speaking and writing skills is to practice both of them as much as you can.
I recommend that you find a study partner to chat to. Do you have a friend or colleague who wants to improve his or her speaking?  Make a regular time to meet and talk in English and you will see a big improvement in your speaking quite quickly. Even when you are alone you can think about conversations you might have and practice what you might say out loud.   
A diary is a good way to develop your writing skills. Write a few sentences every day about what you have seen, done or thought about, and don't forget to read what you have written aftewards to try and spot any spelling or grammar mistakes so you can correct them.
Let me know how you get on!
I hope this helps
All the best
The LearnEnglish Team