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Keeping in Touch

Keeping in Touch

Date: May 18 2010

Themes: Friend, Tech

Grammar: Future Perfect Tense


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These days, many of us have friends all over the world, not to mention in different cities and parts of the country. It’s also easier than ever to stay in touch with people, no matter how far away they live.

But even with email and social networking sites to help you keep track of your friends, staying in touch takes effort and loyalty on both sides. Find out if Devan and Jeff maintain old friendships, and how they do it.


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Devan:  Are you pretty good at keeping in touch with your old friends, Jeff, like from middle school and high school?

Jeff:  I’d say so. I’m still very close with a lot of my friends from high school and even before that.

Devan:  How do you keep track of them? Do you talk to them on Facebook, or on the phone, or in person?

Jeff:  Um, pretty much all three of those, although the popularity of Facebook has made things easier. It’s easier to communicate with old friends and people are more willing to do it. What about you?

Devan:  My best friend Marie, we’ll have been friends for ten years this summer, and, you know, we still talk on the phone.

Jeff:  How did you guys meet?

Devan:  We met in high school, first day of high school.

Jeff:  Best buds from right off..right from the start.

Devan:  Yeah, and we really bonded because we had a lot of the same taste in music and we don’t have anything in common anymore whatsoever, we’re in like completely different places in our lives, but I think we’ll always have that bond from our past that’ll keep us together, and I don’t think I’ll ever lose touch with her because we just have that past that we shared.

Jeff:  Yeah, I think that’s pretty natural to still keep in touch with your friends but not share the same interests that you used to.


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Both Jeff and Devan have friends whom they have known for many years. Jeff has friends from high school and middle school, and Devan has known her best friend for almost 10 years. Jeff thinks that Facebook makes it easier to keep in touch with old friends. But both he and Devan also talk with their old friends on the phone and in person.

Devan doesn’t have as much in common with her best friend as she did in high school. But even though they lead different lives and have separate interests, they share a bond that can’t be broken. Their shared past keeps them together.

How do you stay in touch with old friends? Do you have many old friends whom you’ve known for a long time?



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I have some friends from high school and college,and 

I always keep in touch with my old friends  on online,by QQ(just like MSN).

may be I should keep in touch with them on phone in the future.

I also know someone online ,but after the first talk,we'll not keep in touch any more usually. 

SO ,I prefer to know people in the real world. 

12:54 PM May 18 2010 |




now i mostly use phone and internet to stay in touch with friends

i have two friends i know about 10 years

12:32 PM May 18 2010 |



Dominican Republic

Yes, this is a very good topic !
I have a lot old friends and friends that i don't know them in person yet ( because are from diferent countries, etc ) really facebook makes everyting easier ( this is totally truth ) in facebook you can chat, see their pics and so on, that's a very good social page. and there are many different ways to keep in touch, like skipe, messenger, hi5, here and so on.
Thanks for the topic !!! :)

12:30 PM May 18 2010 |

The sweet

The sweet

Russian Federation

I have best friend. we’ll have been friends for eight years this autumn. We met on the first course of our University.  She is living in another city now but we keep  in touch on the internet and in person, when she arrives home on vacations. We feel nothing has changed from the beginning of our friendship.  Very few  words suffice for a mutual understanding between us. It’s obvious for us such bond can’t be broken.

11:22 AM May 18 2010 |




Yes,i have a few old friends from high school, i l♥ve them  :)KissNow I am living in another country so i miss them   Cry

11:18 AM May 18 2010 |




My English its not good, i am glad to find this website, i think i would get some friend (relation) who can help me to practice english.

09:58 AM May 18 2010 |



I have not many friends from lementary school to college,but at every phase i have a best friend. we have kept in touch with each other through FACEBOOK,online,QQ and so on. I believe our friendships ,we can't lose touch.

09:14 AM May 18 2010 |




In the middle school i had a lot of friends,and i still stay in touch with them until now! i used to call them my buds !but in the high school ,i had learnt hardly,that i do not have enough time to make friends and kept in touch with them ,so i do not connect with my high school classmates oftenly,

    appriciately! in college ,i have many many friends,and brothers and sisters,and we connect with each other usually, i enjoy my college for i have such sincere friend who i can share my ideas and thoughts with!

  all of those i am sure come from my lord the god!

09:11 AM May 18 2010 |


Viet Nam

I can't keep that. I have lost most of my old ties. I can't help it. I do regret though. Sometimes the memories about those people emerge in my mind. Sometimes I feel lonely. I am wondering who are still alive, in the country, and who are already dead or living abroad. If only I could contact them!



08:56 AM May 18 2010 |


United States

How come today wasn't soap opera? Yell

08:37 AM May 18 2010 |

murad ali

murad ali


Yes i still  have friends from a high school and college even we are working in the same company too—we have a good bond and same tasted in most things ….

Friendship is precious if you have found a true one…

05:42 AM May 18 2010 |



Yep. I have a lot of friends, but just some of them are my best friends. We ‘e been friends for more than 15 years up to now. Now I am living in another country, but I usually keep in touch with my friends via email or phone.

05:20 AM May 18 2010 |

early dawn

early dawn

Saudi Arabia

I have someold friends . i comunicate with them by phone and e mail. some of them from hight school and some from the elementary school . I like to keep in toch because we shre the same past and same taste.

04:07 AM May 18 2010 |




I have a few old friends that we met in middle school and in college we still keeping in touth,but most of them loss touth because of distence and time.

Sometimes,i relly miss them but couldn't find them anymore.

I have known one of my best friends more than 20 years,we grown up together.Even we don't see each other for sevrel years,but when we get together,we still very close.It's very good and warm.

02:55 AM May 18 2010 |



I have a best friend whom I have worked in social,but I have not keep in touch friends from school for long time.

02:47 AM May 18 2010 |



Love it ♥ :)

01:21 AM May 18 2010 |


Viet Nam

I have a lot of friends, but just some of them are my best friends. We 'e been friends for more than 15 years up to now. Now I am living in another country, but I usually keep in touch with my friends via email or phone. We also have facebook account, so we can keep track with each other. We can share our pictures, our activities to each other. Many thanks for the modern communications such as social net working website, they help us so much for keeping in touch with my recent or old friends.

12:53 AM May 18 2010 |

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