Making plans

Gemma and Makayla are making plans for Jack’s birthday.

Instructions

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Transcript

Gemma: Hi Makayla. How’s it going?
Makayla: Oh, hi Gemma. Fine, thanks. How are you?
Gemma: Yeah, I’m good. Listen, it’s Jack’s birthday next week and we’re going to have a surprise celebration this weekend. Do you want to come with us?
Makayla: Yeah, that would be great. What are you going to do?
Gemma: Well … I’m not sure … have you got any ideas?
Makayla: Mmm … how about going to the cinema?
Gemma: Yeah, maybe … Are there any good films on at the moment?
Makayla: Mmm … There’s that one comedy, Lucky Break.
Gemma: Oh, no … we saw that last week. It’s really not that funny.
Makayla: Oh, right. Erm … How about going ice skating?
Gemma: Mmm, no … Jack doesn’t like ice skating.
Makayla: Well ... what does he like?
Gemma: Well ... he likes bowling … What about bowling?
Makayla: Yeah! That’s a great idea. Everyone likes bowling.
Gemma: OK.
Makayla: When shall we go?
Gemma: How about Saturday afternoon?
Makayla: All right. Where shall we meet?
Gemma: Let’s meet at the shopping centre in front of the bowling place.
Makayla: OK. When shall we meet?
Gemma: Erm … 3 o’clock?
Makayla: OK, that sounds great! So, Saturday afternoon, in front of the bowling place.
Gemma: Yeah, it’s a plan! I’ll tell the others.
Makayla: Cool!

Gemma: Hi Makayla. How’s it going?
Makayla: Oh, hi Gemma. F___, t_____. How are you?
Gemma: Yeah, I’m good. Listen, it’s Jack’s birthday next week and we’re going to have a surprise celebration this weekend. Do you want to come with us?
Makayla: Yeah, that would be great. What are you g____ t__ d__?
Gemma: Well … I’m not sure … have you got any ideas?
Makayla: Mmm … h__ a____ going to the cinema?
Gemma: Yeah, maybe … Are there any good films on at the moment?
Makayla: Mmm … T_____ that one comedy, Lucky Break.
Gemma: Oh, no … we saw that last week. It’s really not that funny.
Makayla: Oh, right. Erm … H__ a____ going ice skating?
Gemma: Mmm, no … Jack doesn’t like ice skating.
Makayla: Well ... what d___ he l___?
Gemma: Well ... he likes bowling … What about bowling?
Makayla: Yeah. T____ a great idea. Everyone likes bowling.
Gemma: OK.
Makayla: When shall w__ go?
Gemma: How about Saturday afternoon?
Makayla: All right. Where s____ we meet?
Gemma: Let’s meet at the shopping centre in front of the bowling place.
Makayla: OK. When s____ we m___?
Gemma: Erm … 3 o’clock?
Makayla: OK, that s_____ great! So, Saturday afternoon, in front of the bowling place.
Gemma: Yeah, it’s a plan! I’ll tell the others.
Makayla: Cool!

Discussion

Have you ever had a surprise party? How do you usually celebrate your birthday?

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Comments

Submitted by Ayciceknazli on Sun, 06/03/2018 - 12:51

Yes I have a birthday party.may parents present me. My party is very spectacular.I have a lot of present.

Submitted by BrilliantStudent on Fri, 05/18/2018 - 17:09

yes i also have birthday party every year.in my last birthday i had big party near okean.the most expensive present was iphone:D.I had very big memoris about my birthdays

Submitted by BrilliantStudent on Thu, 05/10/2018 - 14:43

Yes. Every year my parents present me surprise party
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Submitted by Ahjeen on Wed, 01/10/2018 - 17:00

I've never had a surprize party but I did plan few!
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