9. Greeting an Old Friend

1. Repeat

A: Hi, I haven't seen you in a while.

B: Yes, it has been a long time!

A: How long has it been since we last saw each other?

B: I think that we last saw each other two years ago.

A: What have you been doing for the past two years?

B: I have been going to graduate school at USC.

A: What are you majoring in?

B: I am studying international communications.

A: You should easily be able to find a job with that major.

B: I am counting on being able to get a good job.


2. Repeat


A: Hello, it's been a long time since I have seen you.

B: It is true that I have not seen you in a while.

A: Exactly how long do you think that it has been?

B: I believe that it has been two years since we last saw each other.

A: So where have you been since I last saw you?

B: I am working on my doctorate at USC.

A: What is your field of emphasis?

B: I decided to pursue international communications.

A: I think that you will be very employable after you finish your degree.

B: I hope that when I finish I will find good work.


3. Repeat


A: It has certainly been a long time since I saw you last.

B: It has been a long time since I last saw you.

A: Can you remember when we last saw each other?

B: It was about two years ago that we saw each other.

A: What have you been up to for the past two years?

B: I am finishing up my doctorate at USC.

A: What subject did you decide to study?

B: International communications is my field.

A: That sounds like a very marketable degree.

B: I am expecting to get my degree and find an interesting position.


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