A : Here comes the birthday cake.
(All begin singing ”Happy Birthday to You”)
B : Wow, what a lovely cake.
A : Be sure to blow out all the candles in one puff.
B : Oh, they all went out! Did you make a wish?
A : Yes, but I doubt if I get it . I've never get it.
B : Better luck this time.
A : Happy Birthday , Mary!
B : Thank you .
A : Here is a gift for you . I hope you like it .
B ; What a lovely dog! How did you know I love things like this ?
A : I had my own ways of finding out. It's a secret You look so beautiful today .Your new shirt goes well with your skirt.
B : Maybe you won't believe this , but it was made by my grandmother.
A : Really ? It looks so nice.
B : Thank you , Please have a cup of tea.
A : All right.
B : How about some fish?
A : No , thanks . I've had enough. Now , Mary , before you blow out the birthday candles, you have to make a wish . After that, you may cut the cake.
B : OK. Let me make a wish...Do you want a big piece of cake?
A : No, just a small one. Next Let's sing ”Happy Birthday” to Mary.
B : It is so very kind of you . I'm so moved by you .
A : Hello, Bessie.
B : Hello, Jack. Happy birthday!
A : My birthday? I forgot it , Thank you for remembering my birthday.
B : I'd like to offer you my congratulations on your birthday and best wishes for your future happiness, good health and continued success. I've asked the Fairy Flowers to send you a bunch of flowers. I hope you'll like them.
A : Thanks a lot. I'm so touched.
B : Now let me sing ”Happy birthday” for you.
A : Thank you very much.
A : Happy birthday , Tom , This is for you .
B : Thanks, Ms.Wang.
A : You know, in china, we usually don't open presents until the guests have gone.
B : Really? I've already opened this one. Say! This is swell! Look , Mom, a billfold.
A : It's very nice . You really shouldn't have done it , though , Ms.Wang.
B : Ms.Wang, it's a custom to bring a birthday gift as you have done. Is it the same in China?
A : Yes, it is .
B : Well, dinner is ready . Please come to the dining room
(A birthday cake with all the candles lighted on the table)
A : Oh, they all went out! Did you make a wish?
B : Yes , but I doubt if I get it , I haven't yet.
A : Where did that custom come from?
B : I've no idea.
A : You cut the cake and pass it around while I go get the ice cream.
B : Would you like some more coffee, Ms.Wang?
A : Than you . But I'll take it black this time.