Many and her mum
Mandy: Will you come shopping with me on Saturday morning, Mum? It’s ages since we’ve been out together. It’ll be fun.
Mum: Shopping with you? No thank you! You're better off shopping on your own - you get so impatient when someone's with you.
Mandy: That’s not true! I am never impatient with you. I’ll buy you lunch. You can choose the restaurant.
Mum: No, thank you! Anyway, I'm going to visit Mrs Tang on Saturday morning. She’s had a hip operation. I’m going to cheer her up.
Mandy: Oh, Mrs Tang can wait! You don’t like her anyway. I need to buy a new dress for the Form six party and you can help me chose it.
Mum: Which part of the word ‘NO’ don’t you understand? You don’t need me with you to choose a dress. You probably know what you want already anyway.
Mandy: It is important that I wear something really special at this party. There are going to be lectures from all the universities there. You have such a good dress sense that I know you won’t let me buy something that I look bad in. I really need you to be with me, Mum. You always dress so well. You always look so good in what you wear.
Mum: Do I? Really?
Mandy: Yes. Mum, I would really appreciate your help and advice when I buy this dress. Please, Mum, please…
Mum: Go on then. I’ll come with you an hour on Saturday morning. But not a minute more. We’ll go buy your dress and then I’ll leave you.
Mandy: Great, Mum. Thanks so much. Is Dad in a good mood? I’m going to ask him if he can give me my allowance in advance. Then I’ll be able to buy a really nice dress and look stunning at the party. Do you know where Dad is? Has he got back from work?
Many and Polly
Mandy: What are you doing on Friday night or Sunday night, Polly? Will you come to see Transformers 3 with me?
Polly: You are joking! Thanks for asking but I hate that sort of movie. I would be bored stiff and probably come out with a headache. No thank you.
Mandy: Oh, come on. Don’t be a spoilt sport. It’ll be good fun. The movies you want to see are always too serious.
Polly: I really don’t want to see that film. Can’t you ask Sally or Mia to go with you? Or... Josh likes films like that.
Mandy: You and I haven't had a night out for ages. We can have a bite and a good gossip before we watch the film. I’ve got something really good about Sally to tell you.
Polly: Go on. What? Tell me now.
Mandy: No! It’s a secret. Later. I’ll tell you when we go to the movies.
Polly: Oh, that’s bribery! Are you only going to tell you if I come to the movies with you?
Mandy: That’s right.
Polly: Do you promise?
Mandy: Of course I do. When have I ever not been true to my word?
Polly: Oh, go on then. It’s a deal. I’ll come and see that film with you.
Mandy: Good. Which night is best for you? Sunday or Friday?