Celebrating a Birthday

 

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Happy Birthday David! How old are you now?
Thank you! I'm 32 now.
You look a lot younger than 32! Here is your present. I hope you like it.
Thanks, this looks really interesting. I've been wanting to read this book for a while!
Who else is coming to the party today?
Only my family and a couple more friends, I wanted to keep this party small.
Understandable. I prefer smaller parties, too.
Have you seen my birthday cake? My mum put in a lot of effort this year.
No, I haven't seen it. What kind of cake is it?
It's a huge chocolate cake with lots of candles. I might need some help blowing them all out.
If the worst comes to the worst, you can count on me!
 

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Complete the dialog.
 
 
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    David! How old are you now?
     
 
 
Happy David! How old are you now?
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  •   Thank you! I'm 32 
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Thank you! I'm 32 .
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  •   You look a lot younger than 32! Here is your 
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    . I hope you like it.
     
 
 
You look a lot younger than 32! Here is your . I hope you like it.
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  •   Thanks, this looks really interesting. I've been wanting to read this 
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    for a while!
     
 
 
Thanks, this looks really interesting. I've been wanting to read this for a while!
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    else is coming to the party today?
     
 
 
else is coming to the party today?
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  •   Only my family and a couple more friends, I wanted to keep this 
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    small.
     
 
 
Only my family and a couple more friends, I wanted to keep this small.
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  •   Understandable. I 
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    smaller parties, too.
     
 
 
Understandable. I smaller parties, too.
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  •   Have you seen my birthday cake? My mum put in a lot of 
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    this year.
     
 
 
Have you seen my birthday cake? My mum put in a lot of this year.
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  •   No, I haven't seen it. What kind of 
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No, I haven't seen it. What kind of is it?
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  •   It's a huge chocolate cake with lots of 
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    . I might need some help blowing them all out.
     
 
 
It's a huge chocolate cake with lots of . I might need some help blowing them all out.
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  •   If the worst comes to the worst, you can 
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If the worst comes to the worst, you can on me!
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Learn important phrases

When is your birthday?
My birthday is on the 15th of August.
Would you like to come to my birthday party?
I would love to. When is your party?
What are you doing on your birthday?
All my friends and family are invited to go to the local park with me for a BBQ.
Who did you invite to your birthday party?
Just my close family and my best friend.
When is your birthday?
 
My birthday is on the 15th of August.
 
Would you like to come to my birthday party?
 
I would love to. When is your party?
 
What are you doing on your birthday?
 
All my friends and family are invited to go to the local park with me for a BBQ.
 
Who did you invite to your birthday party?
 
Just my close family and my best friend.
 
 
 
 

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Sarah
Happy Birthday David! How old are you now?
You
Thank you! I'm 32 now.
You look a lot younger than 32! Here is your present. I hope you like it.
Thanks, this looks really interesting. I've been wanting to read this book for a while!
Who else is coming to the party today?
Only my family and a couple more friends, I wanted to keep this party small.
Understandable. I prefer smaller parties, too.
Have you seen my birthday cake? My mum put in a lot of effort this year.
No, I haven't seen it. What kind of cake is it?
It's a huge chocolate cake with lots of candles. I might need some help blowing them all out.
If the worst comes to the worst, you can count on me!
Speak your answers to the dialog (when it's your turn). Record your answers to the dialog (when it's your turn). Then replay your recording and compare each recorded part to the original.
You
Happy Birthday David! How old are you now?
David
Thank you! I'm 32 now.
You look a lot younger than 32! Here is your present. I hope you like it.
Thanks, this looks really interesting. I've been wanting to read this book for a while!
Who else is coming to the party today?
Only my family and a couple more friends, I wanted to keep this party small.
Understandable. I prefer smaller parties, too.
Have you seen my birthday cake? My mum put in a lot of effort this year.
No, I haven't seen it. What kind of cake is it?
It's a huge chocolate cake with lots of candles. I might need some help blowing them all out.
If the worst comes to the worst, you can count on me!
 
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