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rocked up

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a blonde moment

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like

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yeah no

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mates

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pretty cool

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pissed

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we zonked it

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burst into tears

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what the hell

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Speaking English - Syllables

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Listening to English - Fill the Gaps

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The party last night was

I  a bit late,

 but that was good because all of my  were already there

so  that was really good

because I was worried that I wouldn't know anyone there

So anyway everyone was just chatting and

and then the DJ came and he was

and he got everyone dancing,

probably because everyone was pretty  by then so it wasn't hard!

 

  But  the music was really good,

I  more . . .

 80's music though 

But  his dance music was pretty good anyway so we just danced and danced all night!

Then some of my friends went on to a nightclub but I was too wrecked so me and David just went to my place and

It was a night

Formal English

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Sally rocked up late of course

Bill and Sam have been good mates for a long time

I think it's pretty cool of Barry to let you stay at his house rent-free

"Why is Sarah being so nice today?"

"She's on a high because she won that competition"

Sam go so pissed last night, he broke his ankle dancing on the table!

a heap of my friends are coming around later, we're going to watch a movie together

It's been a long day, I could do with a nice hot bath

What's wrong with Jessica?  She just came in, sat down and burst into tears

The ABC is pretty much the only channel I watch on TV

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