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Study Abroad: Making New Friendships

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IV. Filling in the Meaning - Listen

Instructions: Listen to the short interview and fill in the blanks with the missing words.

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Recently, I (1) a friend that I hadn't seen (2), and he said he hadn't been (3) because he lost my phone number and email address. I asked him what he had been (4) during the past several years, and he said he was married and had eight kids. I said, "No (5)!" I mean he was always the type to (6) you on, but when he showed me his family picture, I knew he was serious. We hope to get together soon.


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V. Retelling the Story

Instructions: Retell the story above using the vocabulary you have learned. Then think of a time when you bumped into a friend whom you hadn't seen in ages. Discuss the situation with a partner and what you said or did when you met.

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