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What Is a Cliche?
By Phyllis Naegeli
1 The excitement in the gymnasium heightened as gymnasts performed the last of their routines. Music being played for the floor exercise echoed through the room. The crowd applauded as Bethany finished her turn on the balance beam. After she dismounted, she walked over and sat on the bench with her friend Tami.
2 "That was a great routine!" said Tami. "Look, our team is ahead by three-tenths of a point now!" She pointed to the scoreboard.
3 "That means we should be in the finals tomorrow!" said Bethany as she pulled her sport pants on over her leotard.
4 "That would be great!" said Tami brightly. "Coach is going to be very excited."
5 The girls waited for the last of their teammates to finish on the floor. After a few minutes, all the gymnasts had completed their routines, and the final scores were posted.
6 "We made it!" said Tami, hugging Bethany.
7 The girls on the team hugged each other and accepted congratulations from their coach. Then they started gathering up their things.
8 Tami threw her gym bag over her shoulder. "So, what are you doing tonight?" Tami asked.
9 "Our English assignment," said Bethany.
10 Tami's eyes grew wide. "You haven't done that yet? We'll be here all day tomorrow for finals. Are you sure you can get it done tonight?"
11 "I guess I'll have to," said Bethany with a shrug.
12 "Have to what?" asked Bethany's mom, who had come out of the bleachers to congratulate her daughter.
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