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My birthday falls on October 11, one day after our National Day. On that day I generally go out to dinner and the movie house with several of my good friends. I always receive from them a lot of gifts which they know I like very much.
If I could spend my birthday as I like, I would invite six friends to a birthday party at my house in the evening. I would serve red wine and we would toast each other on the occasion. We would talk about things in which we are interested, sing popular English songs, play games, and entertain each other. At about ten o’clock I would serve a snack. Then I would cut the birthday cake and give each of my guests a piece while they sang “Happy Birthday.” After the snack, I would play the guitar for them and we would all sing together. When it was time to say good-bye, I would give each of them a gift which I knew he wanted, either a book, a CD, or tickets to a concert. In this way I would try to show how much pleasure his friendship gives me.