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Fill in the gaps in the following conversations. All six gaps contain the same six letters in a different order, with spaces and punctuation where appropriate.

Conversation #1

– Have you ever ______ James? One of my favourites, I must say.
– I don't think I have. Hey, does anyone want a beer?
– Yeah! Grab me a ______, will you?

Conversation #2

– Any word from the new group ______ yet?
– Not that I know of. I'm excited to see what he's like, though.
– Absolutely. I think the success of groups depends a lot on how they ______.

Conversation #3

– Alright gentlemen, place your bets. Jimmy's first to act.
– Wait a minute. What's this, ______? You gave me too many cards.
– Sorry, I got distracted. I'm going to have to ______.

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Conversation #1

– Have you ever ______ James? One of my favourites, I must say.

read E. L.

– I don't think I have. Hey, does anyone want a beer?

– Yeah! Grab me a ______, will you?

Red Ale

Conversation #2

– Any word from the new group ______ yet?

Leader

– Not that I know of. I'm excited to see what he's like, though.

– Absolutely. I think the success of groups depends a lot on how they ______.

Are led

Conversation #3

– Alright gentlemen, place your bets. Jimmy's first to act.

– Wait a minute. What's this, ______? You gave me too many cards.

Dealer

– Sorry, I got distracted. I'm going to have to ____

Redeal

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