Describe an occasion that you invited your family or your friends for dinner (eat at home or a restaurant).
You should say:
Why you invited them;
When and where you invited them;
What you did together;
And explain how you felt about it.
I’m going to talk about the time I invited a few friends to come over to55 my home for my birthday party. It was last October. I happened to have a day off from school and I thought that this would be the perfect opportunity to celebrate and hang-out together.
At the time, I had just learned how to bake a birthday cake and this celebration seemed to be the perfect occasion to show off56 my baking skills. So, the day before the party, I purchased lots of baking ingredients like cake flour, and butter. And it took me a whole evening to make a birthday cake perfectly. However, unlike57 my baking skills, I don’t have a knack for cooking58. You know, I couldn’t just have a good dessert and no dinner! So, I decided that dinner would be hotpot, which doesn’t require a lot of skill.
Anyway, the next day, out of respect for59 the guests, I cleaned the apartment from top to bottom60 before they came. When they arrived, we prepared the side dishes61 for hotpot in the kitchen together. After dinner, we ate the birthday cake I made. My friends loved it, they all gave me two-thumbs-up62 for my cake. I was over the moon with pride.
That night, we drank a boatload of 63 beer and talked as we enjoyed dinner. Before they left, we also played some card games to kill time. Honestly, it was a great bonding64 experience for all of us.
55 come over to:过来，到访
56 show off：炫耀
58 have a knack for cooking：不擅长烹饪
59 out of respect for：出于尊重
60 from top to bottom：从头到脚，彻彻底底
61 side dishes：配菜
62 gave me two-thumbs-up：形容超级好，棒极了
63 a boatload of：大量的