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Suzanne, Steven, Christopher and Cameron, S3, talk to Julia Belgutay about what they do after school

Suzanne, Steven, Christopher and Cameron, S3, talk to Julia Belgutay about what they do after school

Suzanne: I go to the park or down the high street. We go sit in Subway.

Christopher: I'm a swimmer. I train six times a week in the evenings. It takes up quite a lot of time.

Steven: I just sit, like, on the computer, or go out with friends.

Cameron: I don't do much. Just sit in, go out sometimes.

Christopher: I mainly meet up with friends at weekends.

Steven: Mostly at weekends.

Suzanne: I meet up with them after school, `cos we usually go to the high street or on a Friday night go dancing.

Cameron: At weekends, we go shopping, and sometimes buy stuff.

Christopher: I play tennis with friends, or go down the high street.

Suzanne: It's the only thing to do here.

Christopher: I think we need a cinema.

Suzanne: At weekends I go to the cinema sometimes, or just go to my friend's house. I like to bake cakes and stuff, so we do that a lot of the time.

Steven: I just walk about with friends in the high street.

Christopher: I have run into Suzanne on the high street before.

Suzanne: Yeah, sitting in Subway. It's bad when you go there and people know what you want to eat. That's when you know you are there too often.

Christopher: On my perfect weekend, I would like to play a lot of tennis and see my friends. I won't see them in the high street, though.

Suzanne: My perfect weekend would be going across to Edinburgh with my friends, going shopping, going for a meal, or going to the cinema.

Steven: You just stole my one! I maybe wouldn't go as far as Edinburgh, but go somewhere, go to the cinema, and get something to eat. I like going to Greggs.

Christopher: I like Subway.

Suzanne: We used to have a McDonald's, but it got closed down.

Christopher: I think using Facebook and stuff like that in moderation is helpful; it can help you arrange to meet up.

Steven: I'm hardly ever on it, but if you need to speak to someone, then it's easy to do it.

Suzanne: I use it too much. I use it to speak to my family a lot as well, because they live in Canada. But my friends live on the other side of town, so it's good to arrange stuff.

Christopher: I don't think speaking to strangers you meet on Facebook is right. You shouldn't really be talking to people you don't know. It's not safe.

Cameron: I think it's quite bad, because you don't know who they are. I have met friends on Facebook that I actually know now, and I meet up with them sometimes.

Suzanne: I think it's OK to chat to them, but I wouldn't meet up with them.

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