“Is Jack coming with us?”

“No, he isn’t.”

“Why not?”

“He doesn’t want to come with us.”

“Did he say why?”

“No, he didn’t say. And I didn’t ask.”

“I don’t understand that. I spoke to him last week and he told me: ‘Yes, yes, I will come.'”

“Maybe he changed his mind. You see, the weather is not very nice for a trip to the mountains.”

“The weather? The weather is not the problem. When it rains, you take an umbrella. When it is cold, you put on warm clothes… The problem is that Jack wants to stay at home and play his video games.”

“Maybe you are right.”

“Of course that I am right. I am sure that he bought a new video game and now he wants to play it during the weekend.”

“So, what will we do? Will we try to persuade him?”

“No. Let him stay at home. We’ll go on the trip without him.”

persuade /pəˈsweɪd/ – presvedčiť (niekoho)

he changed his mind – rozmyslel si to; zmenil názor