31 Choosing a Present

8 Choosing a Present

Vicky was trying to find out what her mother would like as a birthday present. Her mother had replied that she did not know, but that she would think it over. When Vicky asked her the next evening she said that she still had not decided, but that she would sleep on the problem and tell her in the morning. In the morning, she said that she would like make-up or some bath oil, and Vicky asked her sister Jane to go shopping with her. Jane suggested that they put off the shopping trip until the next day. Then she suggested that they could do away with the need for a shopping trip completely
because she had a friend who was an agent for a cosmetics firm who would bring a selection to the house. They could then look over her stock in comfortable surroundings and find something that their mother would like. The two sisters whiled away a pleasant evening with Jane’s friend, Margo. After they had tried out several products from Margo’s samples, they choose some body lotion and some bath oil for
the sisters’ mother. The products were quite expensive and Vicky said that she would ask their brother, Tom, to share the present and to help pay for it. Jane was not sure that he would agree to this, but he did and Vicky went off to buy some pretty paper in which she wrapped up the present. Their mother was delighted.

 

 

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8 Choosing a Present

Vicky was trying to ….    …    what her mother would like as a birthday present. Her mother had replied that she did not know, but that she would …..     it ….   . When Vicky asked her the next evening she said that she still had not decided, but that she would …..    ..   the problem and tell her in the morning. In the morning, she said that she would like make-up or some bath oil, and Vicky asked her sister Jane to go shopping with her. Jane suggested that they …    …    the shopping trip until the next day. Then she suggested that they could ..    ….   ….   the need for a shopping trip completely because she had a friend who was an agent for a cosmetics firm who would bring a selection to the house. They could then ….    ….   her stock in comfortable surroundings and find something that their mother would like. The two sisters ……    ….    a pleasant evening with Jane’s friend, Margo. After they had …..    …    several products from Margo’s samples, they choose some body lotion and some bath oil for
the sisters’ mother. The products were quite expensive and Vicky said that she would ask their brother, Tom, to share the present and to help …    …   it. Jane was not sure that he would agree to this, but he did and Vicky went off to buy some pretty paper in which she …….     ..   the present. Their mother was delighted.

 

Conversation Questions

 

At what age did you find out about death?

Why is it important to think things over before carrying them out?

When was the last time you slept on a decision?

Talk about a person who keeps on putting off their responsibilities.

Talk about a useless law/policy you would be to do away with.

Why is it important to have someone knowledgeable look over our work before we hand it in?

How do people while away the time at the airports between flights?

Tell us about a restaurant you have recently tried out.

What’s the most you would pay for a mobile phone?

Do you wrap up your gifts?

 

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