A1 Birthday Party

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birthday partyA1 Birthday Party listening practice for the Cambridge Assessment English A1 Movers (YLE) exam, you will hear a girl and a man talking about a birthday party. Write the words or numbers in the missing spaces.

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Listening part two. Listen and look. There is one example.

Girl: Can you help me with my homework, please?
Man:  What do you have to do?
Girl: I have to write about my birthday party.
Man: Ok. Let’s look at it. OK, When was the party?
Girl: It was on Monday

Can you see the answer? Now you listen and write.

Question 1

Man: Where was the party? Was it at your house?
Girl: Yes, that’s right.
Man: What’s your address?
Girl: Well, the house number is 76.

Question 2
Girl: And what is the street called?
Man: It’s Sunny Street.
Girl: How do you spell that?
Man: S-U-N-N-Y
Man: Right. You have to write it here.
Girl: OK. I’m writing it now.

Question 3
Man: What do you eat?
Girl: We had lots of food. There were lots of sandwiches.
Man: And did you have ice-cream?
Girl: Now we didn’t. But we had some cake.
Man: Oh! A birthday cake. And what did you drink?
Girl: Erm … lemonade.

Question 4

Man: How many children were at the party?
Girl: Well, there were twelve friends
Man: That’s a lot. Twelve children then.
Girl: No, I was there too.
Man: Oh yes! Thirteen, then.

Question 5
Man: Which grown-ups were there?
Girl: Well my mum was there and my dad.
Man: Only two grown-ups
Girl: No, my grandpa was there too.
Man: Alright, now you can start your homework.
Girl: Thank you.

Now listen to it again.

Here are words and phrases from this activity.

  • address
  • birthday party
  • children
  • grandpa
  • grown-ups
  • homework
  • lemonade
  • lots of sandwiches
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