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Birthday parties

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.



Nivel de idioma

Advanced: C1


I have used the online dictionary to find out the meaning of a new word. I don't celebrate my birthday. I only want to celebrate my nieces's birthdays.

Dear! To whom may I concern about
I just want to know the meaning ( at the risk of restarting...,.)
Best regards

Hello Tai le

When Dora says this, she recognises that what she is about to say could start the argument again, but that she doesn't really want that. She says this to say that she doesn't want to start the argument again.

Does that make sense?

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

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

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