Joanna called me the other day and suggested (1) having lunch together. I instantly got a feeling that something was wrong.
"What's up?" I didn't feel like (2) going anywhere as I was busy repairing my bike. The bike was very old and wasn't worth (3) repairing. However, I couldn't afford (4) to buy a new one at the moment, so I needed (5) to get that one to a working order somehow.
"Don't worry, everything is all right, but I've got something (6) to discuss with you."
"OK", there was no point in (7) asking for more detail as Joanna would never have told me anyway. She was a rare girl who preferred brief face-to-face conversations to (8) talking on the phone.
Joanna was sitting at McDonald's. She was about (9) to start the third helping of fried potatoes when she saw me.
"You risk (10) getting) fat"
She gave me a little smile and said nothing,
b) Fill in the gaps with the appropriate options below.
"OK, what's that? I don't have much time (1) to spend
"You could be more considerate to your little sister!" Joanna was seven years younger than me, and (2) had always been the favorite in the family. She was very well aware of that and enjoyed (3) being treated like a child.
"What's up? A row with Mum?"
"No, it's not a row. It's some (4) misunderstanding.
And Dad supports her too. They are both against me. I want you (5) to convince them to let me go."
"Stop. Go where to?"
"You know that it has been assumed from my birth that (6) as soon as 1 leave school, I am to go to university to become an economist."
"Yeah, and now it's the right time to think about it as school (7) is over , isn't it?"
"But I don't want to go to university. Not now. I'm not sure I'm the right kind of a person (8) to make a good economist. I need some time to understand what I am and what's right and wrong for me. I want (9) to put off university."
"What would you like to do instead?"
"Work and travel. I could work as an au pair or as a waitress, or as a secretary in some other country. 1 need some life and work experience before I'm able (10)to make) a career choice. But mum and dad don't want to listen to my reasons! And you? Are you with me or not?"