Unit 8 Reading 1

Read the text and answer the questions.

A Letter

'My name's Mandi. Three months ago, I went to a disco where I met a boy called Tom. I guessed he was older than me, but I liked him and thought it didn't matter. We danced a couple of times, then we chatted. He said he was 18, then asked how old I was. I told him I was 16. I thought that if I told him my real age, he wouldn't want to know me, as I am only 13.

After the disco we arranged to meet the following weekend. The next Saturday we went for a burger and had a real laugh. Afterwards he walked me to my street and kissed me goodnight. Things went really well. We see each other a couple of times a week, but I've had to lie to my parents about where I'm going and who with. I've always got on with them, but I know that if they found out how old Tom was they'd stop me seeing him.

Now I really don't know what to do. I can't go on lying to my parents every time we go out, and Tom keeps asking why he can't come round to my house. I'm really worried and I need some advice.'