渥茲華英語的優秀外師群之一 – Mike老師，最近剛休完年假從美國回來，感性的Mike老師要教你：跟多年未見的老朋友重聚，如何見面不尷尬？快來跟Mike老師學習，用這句英文開場白、幫友情加溫吧！
I recently took a trip back to the USA. While there, I had the opportunity to meet with family and friends that I hadn’t seen since I moved to Taiwan four years ago. It was so nice to see everyone. Some friends seemed to have changed a lot, and I felt like I hadn’t seen them in a decade. Some friends hadn’t changed at all, and I felt like I had just seen them the day before.
But there was one friend, Dewayne, that I wasn’t expecting to see at all. I hadn’t spoken to him in four years. We hadn’t been the closest of friends, and after that much time, I kind of just assumed that we weren’t friends anymore. We met with the standard greetings that you would use with an old friend, and everything was very civil. But after talking with him for a few minutes, it was clear that we were still friends, and we always would be.
This experience made me realize that it doesn’t matter if you lose touch with a friend. It doesn’t matter how much or how little you talk, and it doesn’t matter how much or how little you know about what’s happening in each other’s lives. A friend is a friend. And, if after four years of not speaking, that person still feels like your friend, then you’ll know that they truly are.
現在 Teacher Mike 要教大家：當你跟許久不見的老朋友重聚時，第一句話應該怎麼說？
Here are some questions you can ask when you see your old friend again for the first time after many years:
How have you been?
What have you been up to lately?
How has life been treating you?
How are things?
Have you gotten up to anything interesting?
Here are some things you can say when you first meet, or after you’ve been talking for a few minutes:
Long time no see.
It’s been awhile.
It’s so great to see you!
It feels like we never missed a beat.
I can’t believe it’s been four years.
Remember that time we…
And here are some things you can say when the time comes to say goodbye to your old friend:
Good to see you.
Keep in touch!
Don’t be a stranger.
I hope it’s not another four years.
It’s been real.
It’s been great catching up.
Until next time.
You’ve got my number.
You’re welcome to visit anytime.
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