Nowadays, most of us stay in touch with friends and relatives by writing emails, telephoning or sending texts. However, until recently we had no choice but to write letters if we wanted to share our news and pass on information.
Join Kate and Jackie as they discuss the different methods of communication both modern and traditional.
This week's question:
Listen to the programme
Keeping in touch
When we talk about the postal service in the UK, we sometimes call it:
a) slug mail
b) worm mail
c) snail mail
Listen out for the answer at the end of the programme.
Vocabulary from the programme
- put pen to paper
- the action of deliberately writing something
- come through
- a phrasal verb we use when referring to a letter or parcel
which is posted to us
- taking the time
- to spend the time to do something for another person (usually a good thing)
- for one person only
- nice or pleasant to touch
- something we have been doing for a long time
- link up
- phrasal verb meaning to connect with
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