Listen to a conversation about birthday parties between three friends to practise and improve your listening skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.


Language level

Advanced: C1


Hello! what does this phrase "someone's angling for a surprise party," mean?
especially the word 'angling' , Is it an idiom maybe means 'someone asking(need) us a surprise party'?

Hello arradfar
Yes, that's the idea -- 'to angle for something' means to try to get something without asking for it directly. ( Marco thinks that, in reality, Charles wants a birthday party but doesn't want to organise it.
It becomes clear that this is not true later in the conversation.
All the best
The LearnEnglish Team

Dear Kirk
Hello , thank you for your help, that was very complete!
best regards
A.R. Radfar

This is one more very interesting and helpful lesson for me. Good job.