fun english language learning materials
Fred and Rita are college students. Rita needs to work but Fred always wants to talk!

Read their conversations here:

Bones * Which Mobile? * Posted Phone
Prize Draw * Double Booking * Spider Scare

The Fred & Rita dialogues first appeared in Ming Pao Daily.

They come with a glossary and activities.

Some of the original articles (with Chinese glossary) are

Text: 2009 Kieran McGovern Illustrations: 2009 George Hayford Taylor
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