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Learn English meaning of 'penpals'

Date: Oct 03 2016

Themes: Friend, Hobbies, Travel


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Do you wonder about life in other countries? Do you want to learn a new language? If you love to make new friends, you should find a penpal! It’s a very cheap hobby because you only need to buy stamps.

A penpal is a friend who lives in another place. You and your penpal communicate through letters and emails. Some people think that writing letters is a lost art, but it’s always worth it when you receive a letter from another country!


communicate v.


Example It takes time for babies to learn how to communicate with words.

stamps n.


Example Did you buy stamps at the post office? I need to mail these thank-you letters today!

lost art expr.


Example As people start to eat out more and more, cooking is becoming a lost art.

worth adj.


Example I'm glad we decided to go to Kyiv last year. It's very far away, but it's worth visiting!

wonder v.


Example I wonder why the sky is blue.

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Do you have a penpal? Where does your penpal live?


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Thesedays people prefer to use internete more to communicate, But It could be amazing receiving letter or postcard from our friend abroad. Once my friend who is staying in Japan tried to send postcard to me, We were wondering how nice it is for experience that We had never done it before. but What a pity I didn’t receive his postcars, n the postcard was returned to his address :D

01:53 PM Dec 08 2016 |




Snail mail is kind of a lost art, but also, I feel it kind of a romance. Nowadyas, I only use email and other social media to communicate with my friends and relatives. It’s fast, convinient and also it can save lots of communication fees. But if I can get a penpals, I would really love to write a real mail on peper and send it to him or her. It would be a great experience.

09:53 AM Dec 08 2016 |



Nowadays you can communicate with the whole world not only in letters. Besides, with a penpal won’t practice spoken language. I write my thesis in English and I do know from an own experience how difficult it is for English second language speakers. By the way penpal have one more meaning: drawing on sand with your fingers.

04:31 PM Dec 05 2016 |


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I dont have it in fact the life become fast and everytihng totally changed

06:54 PM Oct 03 2016 |

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No, I don´t have a penpal now. I had when I was younger. Every week or fortnight I wrote my cousine who lives in another country. But there came a day when I found out that my cousines mother has read my letters first. Always. Because of that fact I was really sad and therefore I quit exchange confidences.

04:06 PM Oct 03 2016 |



I don’t have a penpal. Like Andy, I prefer communicate through internet, fast and easy. You don’t have to wonder if your mail is delivered or not, you don’t have to wait for days or weeks. 

04:50 AM Oct 03 2016 |

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