008 friends Beginner A:hadbig argument with david yesterday.hope he’s not still mad at me. B: what did you argue about? A: he borrowed some money from me andneededback. He said he didn’t havemoney yet. B: well, he should pay out back. It’s only fair. A: yes, butgot angry with him too quickly. He probably thought thatmistrusted him.shouldn’t have got angry. B; did you lend himlotmoney? A; not much.hadpay an unexpected bill, soneededmoney back. B; well, talkhim aboutnext time you see him. He probably feels as bad aboutas you do. Close friends sometimes have disagreements. It’s nothing unusual. Neitheryou said anything really nasty, did you? A: no , we didn’t.guess you’re right. We should patch things up. B:course you should. You wouldn’t wantsilly argumentruinlong friendship, would you?
Intermediate A: what kindqualities do you look foryour friends? B:like people who are openfriendly. Those people are usually more activefunbe with.like spending time with my friends. We gobars together or play sports together. A:don’t likemake friends with people who aren’t honest. Honestyvery importantme. B:think it’s importantmost people. The problemthat you can usually only find out if someonehonest by gettingknow them. A; you can find out from their friends. B: if you know anytheir friends. You can’t relyyour friendsintroduce peopleyou alltime. You havego outmakefirst move sometimes.also like funny people. A: oh,don’t. they don’t seemtake anything seriously. You never know when they are jokingwhen they are being serious. B: sometimescan be hardtell, but if you knowperson fairly well, you can usually see from their expression what they are really thinking. A:seems that we generally like different kindspeople. Howit that we are such good friends? B; maybe people don’t likehave friends that are all same. Most people likelittle varietytheir lives-includingvarietycharacteristicstheir friends.
Words Old friends close friends boy/girl friends best friend mate pal buddy schoolmate classmate acquaintance lifelong friend pen-friend
Phrases Make friends with Get together Be friendly with Getknow Introduce(to) Getwell with Drift apart Fall out