Start your email with a greeting, followed by the person’s name and a comma. The United Kingdom's international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. Thank you for... 2. The way I would like to meet my friends is passing time in a restaurant. Then do the quiz at the end to check if you are right. As for me, I'll have been in the new job three months by the end of next week so I'm feeling more settled in. By asking a question in this way, it shows that you both remember what they were doing before and that you are interested in knowing if they are doing it still. Doing two things at once (thinking about what you are going to write at the same time as trying to write it) is never a good thing. Nowadays,I think it's not possible to always having keep in touch with our friends. People need friends to pass their time vividly. “Yo” 42. I was waiting for the bus when I suddenly realised I had...', We really should meet up some time:(phrase) In an email sent to a friend where there has been no contact in a long time, you should (if you live near them) make a suggestion to meet with them at the end of the email. I was thinking the other day about when we all went to London for the weekend. Greetings, Pro tip: If finding a specific person’s email address is holding you back, try one of these simple tools and tricks. I usually get in touch with my friends on facebook or by calling them on phone. At first I felt like I had no idea what I was doing but now I realise it's normal to feel like that. I've also bought a new car (a Honda Civic). A few days ago, he gave me a mail to meet with him. This phrase is always followed by a comma, then 'but'. Go out for a few drinks at the pub? “You are the one who makes a regular day so special one for me. We were walking up Snowden when it suddenly started to snow. People love to share their feelings, enjoys, sorrows, happiness, etc to their friends. Below is a definition/description of each of the words/phrases in bold from the above text. I decided to leave my job and set up a...'. Anyway, I'd love to hear all your news and I am hoping we can get together soon to catch up at Bosh company. Because you should always apologise for not contacting them in the email (in the second paragraph you write), writing 'it's been ages since we last spoke' may not be necessary (because you basically say the same thing in the apology). For example: Email is a quick, easy way to communicate with friends. These days most people are juggling their job and their family life. One of the best way to extent the wishes is not by a text message, a phone call or an email, it is by showing concern and expressing greetings through writing a Christmas letter or card. I know I can always count on you when everything in my life comes to an end. A funny thing happened to:(phrase) Unless an email is giving some type of bad news (e.g. And this is what the phrase 'a funny thing happened to' is used to introduce. 'what's she doing at the moment?, 'is she still working at BMW? Huini replied on 3 May, 2020 - 12:05 Bangladesh. There are some things that you should include in this type of email (e.g. So let's now look at the structure you should use when writing an email to a friend you haven't had contact with in a long time. Are you still going to watch Leeds United? I had to wait for 2 hours until the break down service arrived! I used to work late a lot and at weekends but I'm slowly getting into a normal routine. At that point, we had to decide whether we'd stay in the car the night or walk back to the nearest village, which was 10 miles away. Apart from that, nothing much has changed. Always trouble, but such a nice guy. In addition to this, you should also ask them questions about their life. You had to take him back to the hotel in a taxi and put him to bed. When will you know your results? People love to share their feelings, enjoys, sorrows, happiness, etc to their friends. ', Have you heard anything from:(phrase) In an email to a friend you haven't spoken to in a long time, you can also ask them questions about a mutual friend (somebody you both know) who you've lost contact with. After 'anyway' you place a comma and then give a reason why you are stopping. It should also contain parts that are entertaining for them to read. From the context, try to guess what the meaning and the use in the email of the words/phrases in bold are. Have you got any suggestions of places which we should visit when we are over there? It's been ages since we last spoke. You've been there, haven't you? moving to Australia, going to university etc...). Sorry I haven't been in touch for such a long time but I've had exams so I've been studying every free minute. “Howdy” 44. Now is an important time as ever to bring joy and uplifting messages to those you care about. Here is a sample Christmas letter template to help you come up with a catchy and functional Christmas letter. Although not necessary, you can ask them to confirm if they are interested in doing it by writing 'let me know if you'd like to' at the end. Here is a sample … We really should meet up some time. I replied positively. ', 'when we used to play tennis in the park?' I think the best way to keep in touch with our friends is by texting or by social media. 'Sorry, I haven't been in contact recently. I remember you telling me that you were thinking about moving house. After the example, you'll find a quiz/test. Apart from that, nothing much has changed:(phrase) Although when telling your friend news about yourself you want to focus more on things which have changed, you also want to tell them about things which are still the same. 'P.S. 'We really should meet up some time. For example: The phrases 'it's been ages since we last spoke' or 'it's been long time since we last spoke' are used to do this. In the following email, Bill is writing to a friend of his (John) who he hasn't had any contact with in a long time. 'I remember you telling me that you were planning to leave your job. batool asha replied on 16 December, 2019 - 14:14 Jordan. Normally, you would say this in the first sentence, just after asking them how they are. These greetings should be reserved for people you know well and with whom you share a more colloquial lingo. Friends are a blessing for everybody. 'when we went with Tim to the beach in 2010? 'I don't know if you've heard, but I've started my own business. I'm still living in the same house in Sheffield and still going trekking in the mountains every other weekend. What's the best way to stay in touch with friends you don't see often? But that's nothing new! Having a good structure not only makes the email easier to read for your friend, but it also makes it a lot easier and quicker to write for you. Pili is also busy with his job. Among my friends there are three people with whom the friendship lasts for ages, although we meet rarely (but we stay in touch by Whatsapp). An example of this is the with phrase/question 'are you still'. Indeed, as you get older, it’s likely you’ll have more commitments compared with your younger days.