Answer Key: What Are Silent Letters?
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Laura: Hey Raul!
Raul: Oh hi Laura. What a surprise! What are you doing at the train station this late at night?
Laura: I just got back from visiting my boyfriend in Connecticut.
Raul: Nice, but I didn’t know you were dating an American. I thought you said he was from an island in Thailand.
Laura: He’s Thai, but he’s studying psychology in Connecticut. He’s a sophomore at Yale.
Raul: Wow, he must be smart.
Laura: Yeah, he always has answers to other people’s problems, but not his own. Then he’s a little dumb.
Raul: What kind of problems does he have?
Laura: He has some problems with debt. He’s still not good at managing his money.
Raul: I totally understand, as you can see from all the shopping bags.
Laura: Yeah, so what did you buy?
Raul: I went shopping for my camping trip. I bought meat, salmon, almonds, vegetables, biscuits, chocolate, special clothes for high altitude, and a sword to fight wild animals. I spent the whole day shopping.
Laura: That sounds expensive.
Raul: No, I got great deals. You should see the receipts.
Laura: Listen, I would love to talk more, but this is my stop.
Raul: Oh, okay. It was great talking to you. See you on Wednesday.
Laura: Okay, see you then.