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Deciding What to Cook

Beth and her mum are in the kitchen trying to decide what to cook for dinner...

Beth: Mum, I was thinking about cooking dinner tonight.

Mum: Really? That would be great, I’m had a long day today and I’m so tired! What are you thinking of cooking?

Beth: Mm… maybe a pasta bake? Or maybe shepherd’s pie?

Mum: They both sound great… I’ll let you decide!

Beth: Well, I have all the ingredients here to make shepherd’s pie, so I’ll make that.

Mum: What ingredients do you need?

Beth: I need mince, potatoes, tinned tomatoes, tomato puree…carrots, onions, butter and milk. I think that’s all I need.

Mum: Great, can I relax until it’s ready?

Beth: Yes, of course you can. It’ll be ready at 6!

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Deciding What to Cook


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