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English Conversation Practice - Surprise Birthday Party
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SPEAK WITH HELEN
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HELEN: "Hi Diane. This is Helen."
DIANE: "Hi Helen. What's up?"
HELEN: "I want to throw Mom a surprise birthday party."
DIANE: "That's wonderful idea. How can I help?"
HELEN: "Do you know who we should invite?"
DIANE: "Her friends and co-workers?"
HELEN: "Do you have their phone numbers or e-mail addresses?"
DIANE: "No, I don't. Why don't we ask Dad? He should have them."
HELEN: "Do you think Dad can keep a secret?"
DIANE: "Yeah. Remember he surprised her with a trip to France a couple of years ago?"
HELEN: "Oh yeah. Mom was so surprised."
DIANE: "What kind of food should we serve?"
HELEN: "Let's serve Mom's favorite food, pasta. I can cook."
DIANE: "Ok. I can take care of the party decorations."
HELEN: "Perfect. Should we get together to discuss all of the plans?"
DIANE: "Sure. Do you want to meet right now?"
HELEN: "No. I have some things to do. Can I meet you at 5 pm?"
DIANE: "Ok. That sounds good."
HELEN: "Why don't you come to my house? I can make us dinner."
1. What kind of party does Helen want to throw her mom?
A surprise birthday party
A costume party
A gift-exchange party
A pool party
2. Who are Diane and Helen going to ask for help?
3. What do they need?
Neither A or B
Both A and B
4. What their mom's favorite kind of food?
1. A surprise birthday party
2. Their dad
3. Both A and B
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