Lesson 2 Friendship

By Jacqueline Gibson,2014-11-07 01:40
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Lesson 2 Friendship


    Interactive questions and answers

    Who is the boy in the picture? Oh, that’s Jack. He is a dear friend.

    Do you know Andy? Yes, of course. We are like brothers.

    A man with few friends is really missing something. Right. It’s hard to imagine what it would be like to have no friends.

    You can’t expect your friends to trust you if you’re not true to them. You can say that


    I’m fortunate to have a friend like you. Me too.

    You’re my best friend. Whenever you are in trouble, you can always come to me. Although we’re close friends, I don’t really trust him. You know, suspicion can poison true friendship.

    What do you think is important in a friendship? I think trust and loyalty are essential. How do you maintain a good friendship? I try to keep in touch as much as possible. What factors may result in the breakdown of a good friendship? Back-stabbing would be one thing.

    How do you make new friends? I’m not sure. It just happens.

    How many people do you consider your “best friends?” I’d say less than 5.

    I don’t think you really know me. Are you kidding? I know you like the back of my hand.

Frequent sentences

    A friend is a present you give yourself.

    A friend in need is a friend indeed.

    Good fences make good neighbors.

    Without trust there can be no friendship.

    A brother may not be a friend, but a friend will always be a brother.

    I know you through and through.

    I just hang out with my friends.

    Age doesn’t matter when it comes to true friendship.

    They’re two of a kind.

    We’re cut from the same cloth.

    We’re birds of a feather.

Situational dialogue


    A: What do you think a true friend is?

    B: I think a friend is a person who will help you whenever you need help.

    A: Yes. What else?

    B: To some extent, there must be common interests between friends. A: Why?

    B: Then they will always have things to talk about. A: Great, thank you for your answers.


    A: Would you like a cup of coffee, John?

    B: I’d rather have a cup of tea, if you don’t mind.

    A: Fine. By the way, where did you go yesterday? B: I went to visit a friend of mine.

    A: Did you see Mr. and Mrs. Smith yesterday? B: No, I didn’t. They weren’t at the university.

    A: Did you see your friend Michael?

    B: Yes. Michael and I talked about a lot of different things. A: What did you talk about?

    B: Well, we talked about the weather.

    A: Did you talk about the Christmas party?

    B: Yes, we did. I asked if he would go on Christmas Eve. A: What did he say? Will he go?

    B: Yes. He said he would go with us that night.


    A: So how long have you known Sean?

    B: We go way back. We’ve known each other since we were toddlers. A: Really? You guys must be really tight.

    B: Yeah, we’re still buddy-buddy.

    A: He seems sincere, and trustworthy.

    B: Well, he is, but he can be conniving at times. A: What do you mean?

    B: Well, I know that he would never stab me in the back. But I’ve seen him double cross other people.

    A: Oh, my! Really? I never thought he would be like that. B: Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying he’s like that all the time.

    A: So, can I trust him?

    B: Yes, of course. Actually, he’s the most dependable person I know, and he would never turn on anyone.


    A: What qualities do you look for in a friend? B: I like friends who have something in common with me. A: What are some of your hobbies?

    B: I like most outdoor activities, like hiking, camping and swimming.

    A: So you’re health-conscious?

    B: I guess so. I also like cooking organic meals. A: Are you a vegetarian?

B: No, but few of my friends eat meat.

    A: What do you think about people who smoke?

    B: To be honest, I prefer not to be around smokers. Second-hand smoke is bad for me. It makes me cough and it makes my clothes and hair smell bad.

    A: What would you do if one of your friends picked up smoking?

    B: I guess I would try to encourage them to stop.

    A: Should I put this cigarette out then?

Brilliant paragraph

    Friend for dinner

     “Honey,” said the husband to his wife, “I invited a friend home for supper.” “What? Are you crazy? The house is a mess, I haven’t been shopping, all the dishes are dirty, and I don’t feel like cooking a fancy meal!” “I know all that.” “Then why did you invite a friend for supper?” “Because the poor fool’s thinking about getting married.”

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