- Andrew: Happy birthday, darling!
- Donna: Thank you, Andrew. Is this for me?
- Andrew: Yes. Are you going to open it now? Or do you want to wait until Paula and Steven get here?
- Donna: You’re kidding, aren’t you? Who knows when they’ll arrive? I’m opening it now!
- Andrew: I can’t believe you’re 52. You don’t look a day older than when I first met you.
- Donna: Oh, Andrew! For goodness’ sake! Of course I do. (opens present) What’s this? A ring? It’s the one I saw in the shop in Minehead. You remembered!
- Andrew: Of course. You can wear it when we go away next weekend. I’ve booked two nights at a hotel in Winchester. Very romantic.
- Donna: Ooh! You are spoiling me!
- Until is used with a point in time: “The kids are staying until Tuesday.”
- Get is one of the most common words in English. Here, it means “arrive”.
- It’s fun to say flattering things like I can’t believe you’re 52, or you don’t look a day older than… on someone’s birthday.
- To identify the thing we are talking about, we can say the one: “I like the one with the flowers on it.”
- When Donna says You remembered!, she is showing that she is pleased that Andrew thought to buy the ring she liked.
- When you spoil somebody, you do something special to make him or her happy.