Long Time No See

This Lesson

What should you say to someone you haven’t seen in a long time? What kinds of questions should you ask. In this practice English conversation learn how to catch up with an old friend. Try the “Creative” version with someone else, and have fun! If you need help, please try the “Completed” conversation as well. (Conversation Updated: Feb. 2nd)


Instructions: Complete your part using the English you already know. For help, you can look at the “Completed” conversation which has the blanks already filled in.


A: Good evening, __(name)__. Long time no see! 

B: Hello, __(name)__! Yes, it has been a very long time, friend. How long has it been?
__(how many)__ (years/months/weeks/days)?

A: That sounds about right. What have you been up to these days?

B: Well, I work at ___(workplace)____ .

A: Really? Why do you work there?

B: Well, because __________________________________________.

A: I see. And what do you do in the evenings?

B: In the evenings I study at ______________ University.

A: Really? And what are you studying? What’s your major?

B: I’m majoring in __________________________.

A: Why are you studying ______________?

B: Well, because __________________________________________________.

A: That’s interesting. Wow, it sounds like your schedule is  _____________.

B: __________________.

A: Do you have any hobbies or interests?

B: Well, I like to _____________________ and ______________________.

A: That’s __________.  So, what’s the most satisfying part of your week?

B: I really enjoy it when ______________ because _______________________.

A: That’s _________________. And, if you could change any part about your life, what
     would it be?

B: Good question. If I could change any part of my life, I would probably ____________.

A: And why is that?

B: Well, because _______________________________.

A: As your friend, is there anything I can do to help you achieve this goal?

B: Yes/No, _____________________________.

A: _________________. I’m sorry, do you know what time it is? 

B: Yes, it’s ___(time)_____.

A: Ok, thanks. I’ve gotta go now. It’s been great talking with you ___(name)___. Take care!

B: You too, __(name)__. Have a _________ (day/night).

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