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-A New Year, A New Dress-
Lesson 71 – A New Year, A New Dress
With New Year’s Day just around the corner, Janet is looking for a new dress for the grand NYD party she and her friends have every year. They have held these parties for as long as Janet can remember and they are always a success. She’s not looking for anything too glamorous, something that is smart but not too fancy. In five days time she will be sipping champagne and singing “auld lang syne” to the chime of the bells. In the meantime she has to battle her way through the throngs of Boxing Day sales shoppers. Everyone is keen to snap up a bargain, having saved up money purposefully for the sales or looking to buy themselves a treat with the money they received as a Christmas present.
Janet sees the ideal dress in a shop window, it looks about her size. Fortunately the shop does not look very busy so she decides to enter and enquire about the dress. She approaches the shop assistant.
Shop assistant: Season’s greetings. How may I help you?
Janet: Hi, I’m looking for a dress. I’d like to try on the blue dress in the window.
Shop assistant: Of course, that is a lovely dress. Going to a party, are we?
Janet: Oh yes, New Year’s party. It’s going to be a blast.
Shop assistant: Aw, I hope you have a good time. I think I’m going to stay at home and see the New year in with my husband. New year’s can be quite expensive and it’s a nightmare queueing to get into clubs.
Janet: This is true but we have a party every year and book the venue way in advance.
Shop assistant: That’s good thinking. Well it sounds like you have it all planned. Would you like to try on the dress?
Janet: Yes please.
The shop assistant retrieves the dress from the window and hands it to Janet who retires to the changing room to try it on. 10 minutes later she returns.
Shop assistant: Hi, how is it?
Janet: Fantastic, it’s a perfect fit. How much is it?
Shop assistant: Well, we are having a sale today so the dress is marked down from 50 pounds. Everything is 50% off.
Janet: Really? That’s amazing. I’ll definitely take it. I noticed a belt that’d go perfectly with it, the light blue one with the studs.
Shop assistant: Oh yes. That’s 5 pounds. That’ll be 30 pounds all together.
Janet: An absolute bargain. How long are you having the sale for?
Shop assistant: It will continue for one whole week. Today is our first day.
Janet: I’ll certainly tell my friends. You have a lot of lovely stuff here.
Shop assistant: Thank you very much. I’ll tell you what. When your friends come in get them to quote a membership number and you’ll receive a bonus. When they spend 30 pounds you’ll have 1 pound off your next purchase. This is cumulative so you’ll be able to use all of your bonus on one purchase.
Janet: Aw, that’s very kind of you. I’ll be sure to tell everyone I know.
Shop assistant: Not a problem. Let me bag up your dress and belt and then i’ll give you a membership number.
Janet: That’s great. I’m so glad I came in here.
Interactive Video Comprehension Quiz 1:
Summary Statements Comprehension Quiz 2:
Drag and Drop Quiz 3:
This time next week I will be on holiday.
Tomorrow morning I will be working.
I am not feeling well, so I will not be coming out tonight.
Later today I will be meeting the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Tom and Amy have been married for 16 years (Present Perfect)
When he finally arrived, they had been waiting for 30 minutes. (Past Perfect)
CONSTRUCTIONS WITH « WHEN »
I will study a lot when I go to university.
I will study a lot when I will go to university.
Can we go to the cinema, after you have finished studying?
When I have eaten, we can go shopping.
When I go to the meeting, I will ask about the new proposals.
You will feel better after you eat dinner.
You will feel better after you have eaten dinner.
I’ll be angry if you break my glasses.
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