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Write a story in which a pair of sunglasses plays an important part.

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Cambridge O Level

May/June 2020

It was a hot summer day, and I was on my way to the beach with my friends. I had packed my bag with sunscreen, a towel, and my favorite pair of sunglasses. The sunglasses were a gift from my grandfather and they were special to me because they were the last thing he gave me before he passed away. They were a vintage style, with round frames and dark lenses, and I had never seen another pair like them.
As we set up our spot on the beach, I put on my sunglasses and settled back to enjoy the sun. The day was perfect, and I felt a sense of peace and contentment wash over me.
But as the day went on, I began to notice something strange. Everywhere I looked, I could see people staring at my sunglasses. They would point and whisper to each other, and I couldn't help but feel self-conscious.

I started to worry that there was something wrong with my sunglasses. Maybe they were broken, or maybe they looked ridiculous. I decided to ask my friends what they thought.

"What's wrong with my sunglasses?" I asked.

"Nothing," they said. "They're just really unique and cool. We've never seen anything like them before."
I was surprised by their answer. I had always thought of my grandfather's sunglasses as just a simple pair of shades, but apparently, to others, they were something special.

As the day went on, I began to realize that my sunglasses were more than just a simple accessory. They were a connection to my grandfather, a reminder of the special bond we had shared. And they were also a conversation starter, a way to connect with people I might not have otherwise met.

As we packed up to leave the beach, I decided to take a walk along the shore. I was approached by a woman who asked me where I had gotten my sunglasses. I told her the story of my grandfather and how they were the last thing he had given me. She told me that she had lost her father a few years ago, and my story touched her. We ended up chatting for an hour, and exchanged contact information. I never saw her again but it was a nice moment and I felt grateful for my sunglasses.

I returned home that day with a new appreciation for my grandfather's sunglasses. They were more than just a pair of shades, they were a reminder of my past, a connection to my loved one, and a way to make new friendships.

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