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Cara: So for our group project, do you want to start this week?
Selim: Yeah, I want to start early so we have enough time.
Robert: Me too, but I've got a big maths project too.
Cara: How about we meet first to plan what we're going to do? Just for an hour.
Robert: Good idea, Cara.
Cara: When are you free?
Robert: I can always do mornings before 10.
Cara: Robert … Uh …
Selim: I'm sleeping before 10!
Robert: OK! OK, so when are you two free?
Cara: Wednesdays are good for me. But not very early, please!
Selim: I can't do the mornings on Wednesdays but I have 3 till 5 free.
Robert: I can do 4 o'clock, just before my maths class.
Cara: Great, 4 then. Where shall we meet?
Selim: The library?
Robert: I don't know. The library isn't a good place for a planning meeting as we can't talk in there.
Cara: How about the university café? It's near the library. We can talk in there. And eat cake.
Selim: Cake is good.
Robert: OK, so Wednesday at the café. I need to leave at ten to five to go to my maths class.
Cara: No problem. Planning will take less than an hour.
Selim: OK! See you Wednesday for cake.
Robert and Cara: See you, Selim!
Cara's accent is Scottish. I would guess around Edinburgh, but I'm not an expert on Scottish regional varieties.
Robert's accent is from the north-west of England: Lancashire or the Manchester region.
Selim's accent is a southern English accent. It doesn't have very strong regional features, so it's hard to place it specifically, but it would probaby be somewhere in the region sometimes called the Home Counties - the counties around London from Essex to Oxfordshire.
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