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Making Predictions: What will life be like after COVID-19?

Anna is talking to her friend, Tom, about what life will be like after the COVID-19 pandemic…

Anna: Do you think that life will ever be the same again after the COVID-19 pandemic, Tom?

Tom: I’m not sure, Anna. It has completely changed our lives! We’ve had to use different ways to communicate with our family and friends. I never used Zoom or Skype before the pandemic and now, I use them every day. We’ve learned to appreciate everything we have around us more too.

Anna: You’re right, Tom. I think everyone will use technology more to communicate in the future. We might spend half of the week learning in school and the other half learning online at home too.

Tom: I’d like that! I enjoy learning at home, but I miss seeing my friends too.

Anna: Me too! Do you think that we’ll be able to go on holidays in the summer?

Tom: Mm... it’s unlikely that things will return to normal before then, but I think that we’ll be able to travel next year.

Anna: I really hope so! I’d love to visit my cousins in Australia. I talk to them all the time on Skype, but I much prefer seeing them in person.

Tom: I agree. I really miss seeing my family who live far away too…


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Making Predictions: What will life be like after COVID-19?


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