Conversation Activity for Birthday Terms

Listen to the English conversation and answer the multiple choice questions below. You will hear a mother and father talking about the upcoming birthday party for their daughter. Press tab between answers. The definitions of the words used in the audio are found at: Expressions for Birthdays and Birthday Parties Other practice worksheets are found at the bottom of the page. To see the script for what you will hear click on: Script

  1. What kind of birthday party does the father suggest they throw? a) a bowling alley party b) a party at the cousin's house c) a joint party with the cousin d) a party at the mall
  2. The mother says they are having the party at home and they are going to give out ________ a) streamers b) goodie bags c) cake d) presents
  3. The father says there is no reason to go overboard with planning because it is not the _________ birthday. a) 16th b) 17th c) 6th d) 10th
  4. What does the mother fear that the cousin will do? a) eat all the cake b) throw bowling balls c) arrive with no present d) crash the party
  5. The father believes that if they send out invitations the guests will __________ a) bring goodie bags b) bring gag gifts c) go bowling d)RSVP
  6. What did the father say he got his daughter last year?a) a gag gift b) a bowling ball c) a party favor d) a doll
  7. What does the mother suggest they get their daughter? a) a plastic mouse b) a gift card c) a gag gift d) a bowling ball
  8. What does the daughter love to do during her birthday parties? a) hang out with her cousin b) eat ice cream c) blow out the candles d) eat cake