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Carlos: I can’t believe Sarah said ‘Yes’!
Fadi: Well done, mate!
Johnny: So where are you going to take her?
Carlos: Oh, I don’t know... We didn’t decide where to go.
Fadi: Take her out for dinner, somewhere nice.
Carlos: Yeah, that’s a good idea...
Johnny: I know a great Chinese place.
Carlos: Yes, but she always eats Chinese food – perhaps she’d like a change, try something different?
Fadi: All the restaurants Johnny goes too are really expensive! Take your credit card if you go there!
Johnny: I like to spend my money well!
Carlos: I thought I could cook something for her. I want to be a chef, you know.
Johnny/Fadi: Yes, we know.
Fadi: Don’t invite her to your house on a first date, though.
Carlos: No? Why not?
Fadi: It looks too pushy, too forward.
Carlos: Oh, I see.
Johnny: Yeah... take it slowly!
Carlos: Oh, OK. She’s coming to the café soon, so we’ll talk about it then.
Olivia: Hello guys!
Fadi: Yeah, I’m fine mate. You?
Harry: Hmm... Not so great...
Fadi: What’s up?
Harry: Bindyu’s really angry with me.
Johnny: Why’s that?
Harry: She thinks I’m spending too much time with Olivia.
Olivia: But it’s work! I told Bindyu that Harry’s helping me to fix my webpages.
Fadi: Is she jealous?
Harry: Shhhh! Be quiet! Here she is now!
Bindyu: Hello Harry! Hi all!
Bindyu: Hello, Olivia.
Bindyu: Did Harry help you to fix your website?
Olivia: Well, not quite. He still needs to do some more work.
Olivia: Listen, I’ve got an idea – why don’t you both come to my flat this evening? Harry can do some work for me, and I’ll make dinner for everyone.
Harry: OK! What do you think Bindyu?
Bindyu: Well, OK, I suppose so.
Olivia: Erm, there is just one problem – I have to look after my nephew Joe this evening. He’s very, erm, energetic....
Bindyu: Oh, that’s OK... I love children!
Olivia: Great! Well, I’ll see you all this evening!
Bindyu: We’ll come about seven o’clock! Come on, Harry, we have to go now.
Harry: Er, OK, yeah... Bye everyone!
Fadi: So Olivia, you’re spending a lot of time with Harry!
Olivia: Oh shut up you! Are you jealous as well?
Fadi: Me? No! No way!
Olivia: Good. You’ve got lots of girlfriends, haven’t you?
Fadi: Me? Oh yeah. Hundreds!
Carlos: It’s Sarah!
Sarah: Hello all!
Sarah: Hi Carlos!
Sarah: Listen, I’ve only got a minute, I can’t stay.
Carlos: Er... OK...
Sarah: I just wanted to say, I’ve got an invitation to a new art gallery opening this evening.
Sarah: Would you like to come with me?
Carlos: Erm, er, yeah! Sure!
Sarah: Great! I’ll meet you here at six!
Carlos: OK. see you later then. Bye!
Sarah: See you later! Bye!
Fadi: Hey! That’s your date!
Johnny: Now you don’t have to worry about where to take her!
Carlos: But... but... I am worried! I don’t know anything about art! What will I say?
Fadi/Johnny: You’re going to find out!