People and Relationships: Friendship

What qualities do you appreciate in your friends?

I appreciate friends who are:

  • honest
  • trustworthy
  • reliable
  • understanding
  • supportive
  • responsible

Friends should also

  • be willing to help you
  • tell you if your’re doing something wrong
  • support you even if you’ve made a mistake

What makes someone a special or best friend?

My special friend shows

  • great loyalty
  • much patience
  • unconditional love

Tell about your special friend

My Special Friend Mark

I used to have a special friend called Mark. We studied at the same school and got on really well, for example, we both loved football and set up high goals in it for ourselves. We tried to be success both in class and outside the classroom. Our teachers believed that we were hard-working students. We tried to maintain good grades and pass our homework on time. We thought of ourselves as ambitious people because we had high goals for our career. We had very similar personalities and didn’t argue much. Both of us were very energetic, sociable and fun to be with.

When we were fourteen Mark moved to a different town. We stopped seeing each other but didn’t lose touch. I used to call him often. Facebook didn’t exist then. I’d love to see my friend Mark again and certainly hope we will always stay friends.

Word List

set up high goals in – встановити високі цілі в
try to be success both in class and outside the classroom – намагатися досягти успіху як на уроці, так і поза ним
to maintain good grades – підтримувати хороші оцінки
pass homework on time – вчасно здати домашнє завдання
similar personalities – подібні особистості
lose (lost, lost) touch – втратити зв’язок

Comment on these proverbs

  • A friend to all is a friend to none.
  • True friendship is a plant of slow growth.
  • What is a friend? Asingle soul in two bodies.
  • When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends.