A: The ball game is being broadcast live tonight. Would you like to come over to watch it?
B: Fantastic! We haven’t subscribed to the sports channel. You’re a lifesaver! How ever can I repay you?
A: You can bring some drinks over. We have some snacks at home.
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B: What would you like to drink? Juice, soda, tea, coffee, hand-shaken drinks or something stronger?
A: Wow, they all sound great! Can I have them all?
（Translated by Paul Cooper, Taipei Times ∕台北時報林俐凱）
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