生活英语情景口语 第10章 Getting along 和睦相处
H: How are you doing, Andrew?
A: Not well. I’ve been feeling pretty lonely lately.
H: But you have so many friends! How could you be lonely?
A: You know what they say: a friend to all is a friend to none. I don’t feel like I really know any of my friends. In fact, I should probably call them acquaintances, not friends.
H: What about me? I’m your friend.
A: I know you are, but you’re my girlfriend. I wish I had a guy friend to hang out with sometimes.
H: I know what you mean. I find it difficult to make new friends, too. It’s not as easy as it was when we were young, is it?
A: Not at all.
H: I’ve made a lot of new friends since I started learning English. Maybe you could join a club or take a class to make some new friends.
A: That’s a good idea.
H: What kind of qualities do you look for in a friend?
A: I’m not sure. I guess I’d like to meet some people who have a positive attitude and want to have a good time.
H: People who play ultimate Frisbee have a positive attitude; maybe you should join the ultimate Frisbee club.
A: That’s a possibility. Thanks!
A: You haven’t spent much time with Sophia lately. Are you speaking to each other at the moment?
H: No, we’re not. We”ve been drifting apart for a while.
A: But you two used to do everything together. I thought you really enjoyed each other’s company.
H: We did, but since she started her new job, all she does is hang out with her new friends from work.
A: Can’t you hang out with them, too?
H: I could, but all they ever talk about is work, so I always end up feeling left out.
A: Maybe you should invite her over for dinner, so it’s just the two of you.
H: I tried that a few weeks ago and she ended brining a pal from work with her! She’s so busy these days that it’s just impossible to hang out with her.
A: It can’t be that bad. She was always a really good friend to you.
H: you’re right. She would never talk about me behind my back or hold a grudge. But she just doesn’t seem very interested in our friendship anymore.
A: She’s probably just excited about her new job. You should give her some time. It would be a shame to lose such a good friend.
H: I’ve given her enough time. I’m over it now.
A: I still think you two should try to patch things up.
H: I think I just have to accept the fact that it’s time for us to go our separate ways.