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19 September 2014

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Alibi - Where were you?
Colin, sneaking in after a night on the tiles, finds himself the subject of Betty's torch-lit interrogation! Colin finds himself stuck for words, here are some of his answers.

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Where were you at eleven o'clock last night?Càite an robh thu aig aon uair deug a-raoir?
I was at a partyBha mi aig pàrtaidh
I was at a danceBha mi aig dannsa
I was at a concertBha mi aig cuirm-chiùil
I was having a curryBha mi a' gabhail coiridh
I was readingBha mi a' leughadh
I was in the town hallBha mi ann an talla a' bhaile
I was in bedBha mi anns a' leabaidh
I was watching tvBha mi a' coimhead TBh
I was workingBha mi ag obair
I was in the toilet Bha mi anns an taigh-bheag
I was with youBha mi còmhla riut fhèin
I was having my breakfastBha mi a' gabhail mo bhracaist
I was getting drunkBha mi a' gabhail smùid
I was with a womanBha mi còmhla ri boireannach

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Who was with you?Cò bha còmhla riut?
I was in the pub with friendsBha mi anns an taigh-sheinnse còmhla ri caraidean
I was in the park with CumberlandBha mi anns a' phàirc còmhla ri Cumberland
I was in bed, aloneBha mi anns an leabaidh, leam fhìn
I was dancing with the boysBha mi a' dannsa còmhla ri na balaich
I was playing football with my friendsBha mi a' cluich ball-coise còmhla ri mo charaidean
I was going home with my dogBha mi a' dol dhachaigh le mo chù
I was having dinner aloneBha mi a' gabhail dìnnear, leam fhìn
I was playing cards with the boysBha mi a' cluich chairtean còmhla ri na balaich
I was in a restaurant with a womanBha mi ann an taigh-bìdh còmhla ri boireannach
I was in the toilet, aloneBha mi anns an taigh-bheag, leam fhìn
I was having breakfast with DaveBha mi a' gabhail bracaist còmhla ri Dave
I was getting drunk with friendsBha mi a' gabhail smùid còmhla ri caraidean
I was on a date with a womanBha mi air deit còmhla ri boireannach
I was watching a film with CumberlandBha mi a' coimhead film còmhla ri Cumberland

footnotes This game teaches two key questions and the appropriate response structure:

Q1. Càite an robh thu? - Where were you? A1. Bha mi... - I was... Q2. Cò bha còmhla riut? - Who was with you? A2. Bha mi còmhla ri ___ - I was with___. Also demonstrated in this game is the construction Q2b. I was___ with____ - e.g. I was dancing with the boys - Bha mi a' dannsa còmhla ri na balaich.

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