Man: Oh, I can see Ann and Chris in this picture. They look very happy together.

Woman: Yes, I remember how they met. Ann was on holiday with me. One day we went to look at a coral reef and Chris was on the same boat. He came up to her and asked her out.

Man: Have you heard that for their honeymoon they’ve booked a hotel which is about 7 meters below the ocean surface? You have to scuba dive to reach your room.

Woman: Really? Sounds great. I had no idea! I thought they’d go skiing. They’re both crazy about it. I guess they wanted a change...

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Man: Sue! I’m stuck in a terrible traffic jam.

Woman: Okay, Mike, calm down.

Man: But I’m going to be late for the meeting. And what about my presentation? Can you do it?

Woman: Well, I don’t think I can. I don’t know much about the topic.

Man: What shall I do then? Can you think of something? Anything... Please!

Woman: OK. I’ll talk to the boss and explain the situation. We can’t cancel the meeting at the last minute but maybe we can start a bit later. I’ll get back to you as soon as I know something.

Man: Thanks, Sue.

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If water is good for plants, maybe other liquids can be good as well? Are there any positive effects of sweet fizzy drinks on plant growth? As you may expect – there aren’t. Plants will die if you pour a sweet fizzy drink on them. Most of us just use plain tap water but scientists have discovered that replacing tap water with sparkling water can give even better results. Surprisingly, it will make plants grow faster and their leaves will get larger and greener. So, buy some for your plants and don’t forget to share the news with everybody whose house plants are in poor condition.

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Good morning class. I’ve just seen your sailing instructor. He asked me to tell you that because of strong winds and possible thunderstorms you won’t be having your sailing practice this afternoon. The weather forecast is more promising for the weekend so you will meet on Saturday at 10 a.m. instead. I’ll send an email to your parents to inform them about the change.

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Hello everyone. As you all know at the Traverse Theatre you can see dance performances, musicals and plays. But this weekend there is a surprise for all theatregoers. Instead of putting on a performance, the staff will give us an idea of how the theatre works. The director, the actors and the production staff will be ready to welcome you on site from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. to show you round the theatre and share some of its secrets. Comments on what you want to see and what you expect from us are welcome. Please join us this Saturday and Sunday!

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One of the best April Fools’ Day jokes was broadcast on the BBC in 1957. At that time, in the UK, pasta was mainly sold ready cooked and was called tinned spaghetti. On 1 st April, a BBC programme showed Italian families picking spaghetti from trees. About 8 million people watched the programme and hundreds phoned in to get more information on how to plant spaghetti in their own gardens. The BBC told them to “simply place a tin in the ground and wait.”

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