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There is an envelope in her hand. April arrives early. She sees Maria at the coffee machine. "Wait and see. . "I've got some good news. "Really? What is it?" April asks. She works for the British Dance Company in Leeds.April Fox is a dancer. One Monday morning. Her boss there is Maria Grant." says Maria." she says. Maria smiles.
Laura. Then she sees Laura and Maria. "What's this about?" asks April's friend. "I have a letter here from Moscow." says her father. 3 Six weeks later. April.l She says goodbye to her parents. "Of course she is." . money . George. LeS." April answers. April is at Heathrow airport in London. "Now.. passport. please'?" she says. "It's lime to go. "You're going to have a very good time." says Maria.. "The Russians want us to dance there next month. "Come on./' At ten o'clock the dancers are finishing their first class." says Laura. The music stops." says Mrs Fox. '}" A pn il srru'1 "'v'· M urn. es. have you got everything? Ticket. " ." "I don't know. Suddenly. Maria walks into the room. "Can I have word with you all.
" says April. She is looking out of the window. . too." she says and [urns it on. "Look.. "Great! there's a TV. In Moscow a bus takes the dancers to their hotel. "I'm in Moscow." But April is not listening.the Bolshoi . "Moscow." "Don't forget we're going there to work. "The Kremlin . They are both very happy.." she thinks. "and I want to meet lots of people. A man is reading the news.Red Square . April." she says." says Maria with a smile." says April and Laura's hotel room is on the second floor. " "Me.On the plane April and Laura talk about Moscow." Laura. Laura walks in and puts her bags down. Now there's a pop video. "Russian rock and 1'011. "I want to see everything. She pushes another button.
"Where do you want 10 go? The Pushkin Museum's near here. very good. Then Laura looks at her map of Moscow. "But how? I can't speak Russian. "OK ." she thinks. "I want to talk to them. is new and very difficult. and very." 7 says April. Then she looks at the people in the cafe." she says. 6 .Next day the dancers work very hard. strong. April and Laura finish at three o'clock." she says. H The day after. Green Oceans." says April. they go to the Bolshoi Theatre.let's go there. Their dance for the festival. They go to a cafe and drink Russian tea." her. They start at eight o'clock and finish at six. Then. "This is beautiful. after dinner. Laura sits down next to It really is. They arc nil tall. Then they watch the Russian dancers.
Sasha the one with glasses . "We're going to the country tomorrow for a he "You speak English!" says April." says April." 9 .f In a street ncar the museum there is a small market. After twenty minutes. Nikolai only speaks a little." "They're music boxes. "Those arc pretty." says. She can see some red and yellow boxes on a table. The boy smiles." says a young man with glasses. "I'm studying it at university." 8 week's holiday. Some friends are going with us. My friend Nikolai and I only work here at weekends. Do you want to come for the day? It's not very far. look. Sash a has an idea. April and Laura talk to the boys for a long time.speaks English very well. "Listen. "Oh Laura.
After that Nikolai plays his guitar and sings Russian songs. " "April!" Laura shouts. April smiles.. "Come on. beautiful . They all drive to a lake near Moscow. lr's time to go!" II .Next morning.. Late in the afternoon.. too. 10 There is a boat beside the lake. "Yes." he says. ] think I . At the lake they have lunch. "It's very beautiful here. Everyone is laughing and talking. Nikolai looks into her eyes.." she says. There are three other people with them .Lara. Igor and Sonya. Sasha and Nikolai arrive at the girls' hotel in their fathers' cars. April listens to him. Nikolai looks at April and smiles. April and Nikolai go out in it.. too. "Beautiful. And you are ..
"But how?" she thinks. "I think they do. Everyone in the theatre is throwing flowers. too. She stands under a white light. the music stops. "I think they like us.Green Oceans." says Laura." 12 The evening goes very fast. When? He's in the big night arrives. Laura and all the other dancers arc beside her." J says Maria. the British Dance Company's "Good luck." she says. There is a sad smile on April's face. All the dancers work very hard and have no free time.Back in Moscow there is a lot to do. "Where? country and I'm here in Moscow. two hours later. But then. everyone." Then. She wants to see Nikolai again. Sad. April is tired. 3 . "Yes. April only thinks about one thing .
14 "Call I come and see you in England?" "Oh.the ones in the market. Moscow airport. "Oh. She looks at the letter. Her eyes are wet. April sits next to Laura. It's Nikolai! "The plane's leaving. April looks at Nikolai. too! What docs it sav?" But April is too happy to speak. ." she thinks. "Now I'm never going to see Nikolai again. He gives her a parcel and walks away." says Laura.. Then someone says her name.." thinks April. I don't know his add . you can!" I') . "It's one of those music boxes .. She opens the parcel. all the British dancers are at On the plane. She turns." says Maria Grant.Twenty-four hours later. "Yes. yes. "And I can't write to him. look. Nikolai.. And there's a letter.
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