W: Hi Kevin!
M: Hi Laura, long time no see! What have you been up to lately?
W: Not much, I can assure you, and you?
M: (1) _________________________________.
W: Come on this suspense is killing me.
M: No, really, what have you been doing these past few weeks? The last time I saw you, you were looking for a new job.
W: Well, that's not exactly true. I was thinking about changing jobs. (2) _________________________________________.
M: A step up in the big business world.
W: ??? exaggerate, but I am pleased.I had been hoping to get a promotion for a while. So when it finally came through, I was relieved. Actually, that's why I was looking for a new job. I just didn't want to work there anymore if they weren't going to recognize my efforts.
M: Right, sometimes you can do your bestand it seems like the others don't know you exist. I hope the money's better.
W: I got an reasonable raise, now enough about me, I'm dying to hear your news.
M: I'm getting married.
W: No, you said you'd never get married.
M: That was then and this is now. You've got to meet Andrea , she's great!
W: This is all news to me. (3) _____________________________.
M: We weren't, we've just been dating for two weeks now.
W: And you're getting married?
M: I know, I can't help it. I just know she's the one.
W: Well, congratulations! That's fantastic!
M: Thanks, I'm glad to hear you feel that way.