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English Conversation Practice - Surprise Retirement Party
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MOM: "Hi Kathy. This is Mom. Are you and Phil free on Friday night?"
KATHY: "We're having dinner with friends. Why? What's going on?"
MOM: "Your dad's co-workers are throwing him a surprise retirement party."
KATHY: "Really? That's so nice of them."
MOM: "I know. I was hoping you and Phil could attend."
KATHY: "Of course we will. I'll reschedule the dinner party."
MOM: "That would be wonderful. But remember it's a surprise. So, don't tell him."
KATHY: "I won't. Is Dad sad about retiring?"
MOM: "No. He is actually looking forward to it. He has worked a long time."
KATHY: "Yeah. I remember all of those long hours he worked."
MOM: "He was a great employee. They're going to miss him at the office."
KATHY: "What are you and Dad going to do now?"
MOM: "I think we're going to take a trip to Hawaii."
KATHY: "That's good! It's a great place to relax."
MOM: "It sure is. We even talked about retiring there."
KATHY: "Really? That would be awesome!"
MOM: "You and your family could vacation in Hawaii. You'll have a free place to stay."
KATHY: "Mom, that sounds awesome. But I'll miss you both."
MOM: "Yeah, that's the only bad thing."
1. Who is retiring?
2. How are they going to celebrate the retirement?
3. What does Kathy have to reschedule?
Shopping with her friends
4. Where does Kathy's mom want to retire?
1. Kathys dad
2. Surprise party
3. Dinner party
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