Children often want to invite their friends to come and play at their houses after school. When a child comes to play at your house you should expect to give him or her a meal. Listen to two mothers discussing an arrangement for their two daughters.
▶Task 1 - true or false
▶Task 2 - order the words
▶Task 3 - fill in the gaps
F: Hello Adrienne.
A: Hello Fiona, how are you?
F: I’m fine, good, erm, Amy would like to know if Rebecca would like to come to play after school tonight and stay for tea?
A: Oh, that’s a shame, she’s playing football tonight but I’m sure she would love to come. How about Friday?
F: Yeah, I think that’ll be OK. Would I pick her up from school?
A: Yeah, that’d be great, thank you.
F: Now is there anything she doesn’t eat?
A: Yes. We’re vegetarian so she doesn’t eat meat or fish, I’m afraid.
F: OK, well, what about pasta?
A: Oh she loves pasta, that’d be great. Yes. Thank you.
F: OK that’s fine then, OK I’ll erm, I’ll take her home and will you pick her up?
A: Yes. What time shall I pick her up?
F: Erm, about half past seven?
A: Yes, that’s great and where do you live?
F: We live at 4 Heatherfield Lane in Harpenden, just off Sun Lane.
A: Oh right, yes, I know it. So about half past seven on Friday, that’ll be great, thank you.
F: OK that’s lovely, Bye
- Do your children go to play at other children’s houses?
- Do you invite children to play at your house?
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