In the UK, children often celebrate their birthday by having a party. Watch the video, which shows what often happens at a child's birthday party, and practise your speaking skills as you complete the activities.
▶Task 1 - learn words and phrases
▶Task 2 - comprehension
▶Task 3 - word order
▶Task 4 - your turn
Practise saying these sentences aloud:
Try to say them about a child you know.
- I took my nephew Max to his friend’s birthday party.
- He gave George his card and present.
- There were lots of children from school there.
- They played lots of games.
- The children had some party food.
- George’s dad made a birthday cake.
- It had five candles on it because it was George’s fifth birthday.
- We all sang “Happy Birthday”.
- George blew out the candles and made a wish.
- Everyone had a great time!
Yesterday, I took my nephew, Max, to his friend George's birthday party. When we arrived, Max felt shy so I decided to stay with him. First, he gave George his card and present. There were lots of children from school there, so Max soon wanted to join in. They played lots of games, but Max’s favourite was ‘Pass the Parcel’. After playing games, the children had some party food – there were sandwiches, fruit, cakes, sausage rolls and lots of other delicious things. George’s dad made a birthday cake in the shape of a train. It had five candles on it because it was George's fifth birthday. We all sang ‘Happy Birthday’. He blew out the candles and made a wish. At home time, George gave Max a party bag. Inside there was a slice of cake and some small gifts and sweets. Everyone had a great time!
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