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Aug 16, 2007, 09:58 AM

(in a bar)

David: Ken, Ken! Over here!

Ken: David! Long time no see! What have you been up to lately?

David: No good, I can assure you. And you?

Ken: Much the same, except I do have some big news.

David: Come on, the suspense is killing me.

Ken: No, really. What have you been doing these past few weeks. The last time I saw you were looking for a new job.

David: Well, that's not exactly true. I was thinking about changing jobs. Luckily, that was all taken care of when they offered me a new position in the accounts department.

Ken: A step up in the big business world!

David: I wouldn't exaggerate, but I'm pleased. I had been hoping to get a promotion for a while, so when it finally came through I was relieved. Actually, that's why I was looking for a new job. I just didn't want to work there anymore if they weren't going to recognize my efforts.

Ken: I hear you. Sometimes you can do your best and it seems like the others don't know you exist... I hope the money's better?

David: I got a reasonable raise... Now, enough about me. I'm dying to hear your news.

Ken: Hold on now... I'm getting married!

David: NO! You said you'd never get married. I can't believe it.

Ken: That was then and this is now. You've got to meet Andrea, she's heaven.

David: So come on. This is all news to me. I didn't even know you were dating.

Ken: We weren't. We've just been dating for two weeks now.

David: ... and you're getting married?!

Ken: I know, I know. I can't help it. I'm just completely head over heels in love with Andrea.

David: Well, congratulations my friend! That is fantastic! This calls for a beer!

Ken: Thanks David, I'm glad to hear you feel that way. I thought you might be surprised.

David: Jack! Two pints of your best over here!

Aug 16, 2007, 10:03 AM
Multiple Choice Questions

1. When did they last see each other?

a. Recently

b. Some time ago

c. Yesterday

2. What was David doing the last time Ken saw him?

a.Looking for a new job

b.Thinking about changing jobs

c.Interviewing for a new job

3. What resolved David's situation?

a.He got fired.

b.He found a new job.

c.He got a promotion.

4. What else did David get with the new job?

a.A raise

b.A company car

c.A new office

5. What's Ken's big news?

a. He's getting divorced.

b. He's getting married.

c. He's getting a promotion.

6. How long has Ken been going out with Andrea?

a.A few years

b.A few weeks

c.A few days