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Alex: So, how was your weekend then? Did you do anything
Betsy: No, not really, but it was nice to have some
hot weather for a change.
Alex: Yeah, it was great, wasn't it? Were you out much
Betsy: I went to the beach on Saturday with some friends.
We went scuba diving just off the coast. My friend's
dad is an instructor at a diving club and he lent us
all the diving equipment free of charge. We did a bit
of sunbathing after that to warm up, because the temperature
of the water was quite low. So what did you do then?
Alex: I had to work on Saturday. We got a Saturday
job - stacking shelves in the local supermarket. I was
absolutely shattered at the end of the shift, which
finished after nine o'clock at night.
Betsy: That's late. I hope the pay's good, if you have
to work that late.
Alex: The pay's not too bad and there are quite a few
perks with the job. I get a twenty per cent discount
for instance, on every purchase I make. So I don't mind
working late once a week. There was still time to do
something after work, though. I went to Tony's birthday
party afterwards. Nearly everybody from our class was
there. Why didn't you come then?
Betsy: Well, I was planning to, but we decided to stay
late on the beach and have a barbecue. It was great.
We also played some really good music. Yes, we all had
a good time and stayed there quite late. I didn't get
home till past midnight in fact.
Alex: Yes, the party went on quite late as well. А
lot of people just stayed overnight, but I went home
at about two in the morning. I had to get up quite early
on Sunday, because my grandparents were coming round
for lunch. And what did you do on Sunday? Anything special?
Beta: No, not really. I got up quite late and just
sat around for a couple of hours reading the Sunday
papers. It was good to just stretch out on the sofa
and read in peace and quiet. I had to do some work on
my geography project then. That took a couple of hours
and then I had a few friends round and we just sat and
chatted and listened to music. I was pretty tired after
the party on Saturday night.
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