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Talking about a Birthday Party

Anna and Chloe are friends at school. At the weekend, Chloe was at a birthday party. Chloe is telling her friend Anna all about it…

Chloe: Hi Anna! How are you?

Anna: Hi, Chloe, I’m good thanks. Did you have a nice time at the weekend?

Chloe: Yeh, it was great! I went to my cousin’s birthday party.

Anna: Where was it?

Chloe: At my aunt and uncle’s house. Lots of friends and relatives were there too.

Anna: Was it fun?

Chloe: I really enjoyed it! They live near the beach, so we all danced and played games on the beach together. The decorations were amazing, and I loved the food too. How about you? Did you do anything nice?

Anna: I didn’t actually…  I was at home the whole weekend.  My parents arranged to go out, so I had to look after my sister.

Chloe: Oh, how did it go?

Anna: Not good at all. She annoyed me the entire evening… I can’t wait to do something fun this weekend!

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Talking about a Birthday Party


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