It was Friday evening. Liz was looking forward to Saturday because it was her husband’s birthday. She had been preparing for this event for a long time. She had invited ___THEY___ college friends and ___THEIR___ college friends and they were all coming from different cities. The best part was that Carlos, her husband, ___DID_NOT_KNOW___ anything about the arrangements. It was going to be a surprise. Liz ___WAS_MAKING___ sandwiches when Carlos came into the kitchen.
“Look, darling,” he said, “I know it’s my birthday tomorrow but I don’t want to do anything special for it.”
Liz thought, “I wish I ___COULD___ cancel the party but I can’t – it’s too late. The party will take place anyway and it will be the ___BEST___ party ever”.
When Carlos came home on Saturday, there ___WERE___ lots of people there. Carlos ___TOLD___ them that he felt very happy to see them all and it was true! The guests enjoyed the dinner and then Liz brought in a cake. The cake ___WAS_DECORATED___ with chocolates and jellies, and it had as many candles as the number of years Carlos had reached that day. Carlos couldn’t blow them out on the ___FIRST___ try and his friends were delighted to help him.