Talking about Friendship
Gina and Lara are talking about the qualities of a good friend…
Gina: Hi Lara! I haven’t seen you for ages! How have you been doing lately?
Lara: Hi! I have been doing well. I just got back from a weekend break to London with some
friends yesterday – it was great fun!
Gina: That sounds good. You’re lucky you have close friends to go on trips with.
Lara: Yes, they’re a great group of girls. I can really trust them, and we have a lot in
common too. Don’t you have any close friends that you can rely on?
Gina: No, not really… I’ve been betrayed a few times by my close friends, so it’s hard to
trust them and confide in them again. Although, I have some friends that live close by that I
spend some time with.
Lara: What do you value the most in friendship?
Gina: Well, for me, it’s really important that friends listen to each other, don’t judge each
other and are there to comfort each other when they need it. A good friend should be
someone you can count on, through thick and thin.
Lara: I agree. It’s really hard to find loyal and trustworthy friends. Everyone makes
mistakes, so maybe you should talk to your friends about their mistakes…
Gina: Maybe you’re right… I’d love to talk more, but I have to catch the bus!
Lara: It was really nice to talk to you! Here’s my new phone number - let’s stay in touch!
To put away something
To store things where they are usually kept.
Please put away your toys when you’re finished with them.
To hang something up
To stop using something because you are no longer doing the activity or sport.
After the final fight of his career, he hung up his boxing gloves.
To hang up
To end a phone conversation
I couldn’t hear him on the phone so I hung up.
To put up with something or somebody
To accept or continue to accept and unpleasant situation.
I can put up his room being messy but I can’t put up with him leaving a mess around the house.
To get up to
1. To do something.
2. To do something that others would disapprove of.
1. What did you get up to on holiday?
2. The children have been getting up to mischief recently.