An English dialogue between friends about clothes.
Mrs Young has bought some clothes for herself and for her husband. Lucia wants to try something on.
Mrs Young: Hello, Lucia! Look what I’ve bought.
Lucia: Oh, what lovely clothes!
Mrs Young: They aren’t all for me. I’ve bought some shirts and a pair of trousers for my husband.
Lucia: Mm, they’re smart.
Mrs Young: Yes, I have to buy all his clothes for him. And a plain cotton shirt is as expensive as a lovely silk blouse!
Lucia: This green dress is nice!
Mrs Young: I think the red skirt is smarter than the dress.
Lucia: And it goes with this red and white blouse. And look at this hat!
Mrs Young: Yes, we’re going to a wedding, and at English weddings you must wear a hat!
Lucia: Does Mr Young have to wear a hat, too?
Mrs Young: No, he doesn’t!
Lucia: Could I try it on?
Mrs Young: Yes, of course…. You look nicer in it than me!
Lucia: I love red.
Mrs Young: Oh dear. I don’t think this skirt fits me. It’s too small — or I’m getting fatter!
Lucia: Well, we can both go on a diet. It’s easier to do it together.