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A father in Mexico [got / get] a surprise after he posted an invitation to his daughter's 15th birthday party [in / on] Facebook. He thought the invite was just [going / gone] to his family, friends and neighbours. Instead, the post [went / gone] viral and 1.2 million people have said they would [intend / attend] the party. Crescencio Ibarra said he would not turn [up / away] anyone who came to the party for his daughter Rubi. He said everyone was [invitation / invited] . Mr Ibarra said in a TV interview that he had [no / none] idea why his post became so [popular / popularity] and why more than a million people accepted his invitation. He said: "We wanted to invite the people from the area, that's all." So many people might attend the party that the local police will be out in [farce / force] .

A 15th birthday is an [important / importance] occasion in a girl's life in Mexico. It is seen as the time when she [coming / comes] of age. The girl has a special party called a quinceañera. This is a [traditional / traditionally] event across [much / many] of Latin America. The party [usually / usual] has lots of guests and the girl wears a beautiful dress, a tiara and make-up. At Rubi's party, there will be three different bands [for / to] play music and a horse race [in / on] which the winner will get $490. There are [much / many] memes (joke pictures) of Mr Ibarra's post [on / in] social media. He said Rubi's favourite meme shows Donald Trump and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto agreeing [to / by] allow undocumented Mexican migrants in the USA to return to Mexico for Rubi's party.

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