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Social and Holiday Plans

Fran and Sara are flat mates at university who are doing the same course. They are talking about their plans for today and next week…

Sara:  Our lectures are from 9.30 until 2 today, aren’t they?

Fran: Yes, they are. I have so much to do today! I have an appointment at the hairdressers at 3. Then, I have an appointment at the dentists at 4.30.

Sara: I have an appointment at the travel agents at 4 today too.

Fran: Oh, did you book a holiday?

Sara: Yes, for next week actually! We’re going to a villa in Monaco for five days. The villa is in Monte Carlo, near the beach. We booked a city tour of Monte Carlo for next Tuesday too.

Fran: That sounds amazing!

Sara: I can’t wait! I have so much to do before I go… I need to get travel insurance. I need to get my suitcase packed and I need to change some money too. I’ve just remembered I have an appointment at the bank at 10 in the morning!

Fran: Well, I’ll come with you tomorrow, and we can go for a coffee too.

Sara: Perfect – thank you!

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Social and Holiday Plans


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