Hi, today I'm going to tell you about my best friend. I've got a lot of very good friends but my best friend is Emily. I first met Emily about 25 years ago when we both worked at a language school in central London, and we became friends immediately. I like Emily because she's clever, funny, kind and we like the same kinds of things. We sometimes meet for lunch or coffee and a chat, or other times we go for a walk or to see an exhibition. We usually meet about once a month. How about you? Have you got a best friend, or lots of friends? Can you tell us about them?

Have you got many friends? Why do you like them? What do you do together? Here is someone talking about her best friend.


Task 1 - reordering questions

Task 2 - matching opposites

Task 3 - word order game

Record yourself

Now you practise talking about your best friend. Answer these questions.

  • What's his/her name?
  • When did you meet?
  • Where did you meet?
  • Why do you like him/her?
  • What do you do together?
  • How often do you meet?
You can use your mobile phone to record yourself speaking. If you think you could improve you can record yourself again.