Stephen works hard to make sure everything is perfect for Ashlie's birthday meal.

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Hi fernandd,
In order:
1. This is a phrase that is quite common in English.  It's used when something that someone has done for another person is not quite successful in the way that they wanted.  It means something like 'I know it wasn't how you wanted it to be, but it's nice that you tried'.
2. 'Sort out' means to solve a problem, to arrange something or to get something ready/prepared.  In this context it means 'enough time to get dessert ready'.
3. We can't say 'it's a bit surprise...' as 'surprise is a noun and, in this context, needs an indefinite article.  The phrase doesn't change so it's best to learn 'a bit of a surprise' as a set phrase used for unexpected parties or presents.
Best wishes,
 
Peter
The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you very much Peter for your clarification ..

That's good video

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Jeremy Bee
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That's good video

That's just very well...! 

hello,
I'm sorry,I forgot to tell, I am new here and I want to say thanks for this site, it's very good

yes, I love good surprises,not bed. I can say I was very good surprised receiveng a big bear from Germany for my birthday, I was in France at the time. My friend do that.I was very happy.
I love cooking but I haven't a lot time for it. Once I decide to make a cake for my sister's birthday, I had trying a lot but it was looking no good but it was tasty :))

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