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Invitation to the Cinema

It’s the school holidays and John and Alex are in the café together talking about films. They are planning to go to the cinema to watch a film in the evening…

Alex: Hi, John.  Would you like to go to the cinema with me tonight?

John: Sure, what’s on?

Alex: The Life of Pi. It’s a fantasy film based on a book by Yann Martel. Have you read it?

John: Yes! I loved it. It was a brilliant book. I didn’t want to leave it down! It’s about survival in the high seas. Pi Patel has to find a way to stay alive…

Alex: Stop it! Don’t tell me!

John: It might not be very exciting for me because I already know what happens.

Alex: What about The Hobbit then? Have you watched it?

John: No, I haven’t actually. I watched the trailer, and it looks amazing!

Alex: Great… I’ve just checked, and it starts at 5.30, so let’s meet up at the train station at 4.30.

John: Perfect. It’s a plan!

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Invitation to the Cinema


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