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Describe a friend who is important to you

Describe a friend who is important to you

You should say:

  • where you met
  • how long you have known him / her
  • why you are friends

You should also say why he or she is important to you


Well, I’d like to talk about someone I’ve known for a long time. He actually used to be my next-door neighbour, but I didn’t really get to know him until we went to school together. We used to study in the same English class when I was at high school, so I guess I’ve know him for about…it must be seven years now.

He was always a much better student than me – he let me copy his homework quite a few times, but that’s not really how we became friends. To be honest, it’s hard to say exactly why we are friends – we don’t share the same interests, apart from basketball. He’s happy to spend his evenings in front of a computer playing games while I’d rather watch a movie. Sometimes I think I’m a television addict!

Anyway, despite our differences, he’s a very genuine person. I mean, he’s honest and direct, and that means we can have some very interesting conversations on all types of subjects.

As I mentioned, he was always a better student than me and he seems to know a lot about the world, so we can spend hours just chatting. I think that’s important in a friend, but to add another reason, I would have to say that he is very generous. I don’t necessarily mean with money, I mean that he’s a very giving person who goes out of his way to make people feel comfortable. I think that’s mainly why I feel he is important to me.

Anyway, I imagine we’ll be friends for a long time.

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