- Describe a meal you had with your friend
- You should say:
- Who organized this meal
- Where you had it
- What you ate
- And explain why you had this meal with your friend
A meal I had with my friends happened when I was admitted to my dream university around 4 years ago. Actually, I was intended to invite them to my apartment to have dinner at home. But the room was not spacious enough for eight persons and it was likely to make the things in a mess to serve so many people together. In this way, I chose one newly open Japanese restaurant nearby to celebrate the wonderful moment with my friends, which was delicately decorated with romantic atmosphere there. Speaking of what we ate, we ordered plenty of typical Japanese food, including sushi, salmon and other seafood. Besides, we tasted the high-quality beef in a hot pot called sukiyaki with special sauce and seasonings. During that meal, we got good kicks out of it since we laughed a lot when sharing interesting stories with each other, which made me feel relaxed after a long time’s intense preparations for my college admission interview. Speaking of why I had this meal with my friends, on the one hand, I would like to take this meal as a chance to relax myself since I had been occupied by heavy workloads and endless review tasks for almost one month. On the other hand, I would like to express my gratitude towards my dear friends since they were always on my side and kept encouraging me when I was upset and anxious, giving me the hope that I was not fighting alone and there was an army behind me to back me up.
1.Do Chinese people like to eat at home or dine out?
I suppose most Chinese people prefer to eat at home because we are usually family oriented. Cooking and eating at home may make us feel very close to our immediate relatives.
2.What are the differences of food Chinese people have in festival?
We have different food in festival because of different origins and legends of each festival. For example, we eat rice dumplings in Dragon Festival to memorize Qu yuan, an great patriotic poet. He committed suicide by drowning himself in a river so that people made rice dumplings for him, throwing them into the river.
3.Why more and more people love to eat out(at the restaurant) rather than eat at home?
I think it is related to the modem fast-paced life. Many people do not have enough patience to cook at home as you have to spend much time making preparations. By contrast, eating at the restaurant means you do not need to pick food material ahead of time. So it is more convenient and you can enjoy extra service.
4.Which one is better? Eat at home or at the restaurant?
Well, personally I’d like to eat at home rather than restaurant so I suppose eating at home is better. Eating the majority of your meals at home is the quickest way to eat healthier. Moreover, the time you spend in preparing meals is wonderful as well.
5.Which is more expensive? Why people love to go to the restaurant to eat?
Generally speaking, eating at the restaurant cost more as it including service charge. Yet many people love to go to the restaurant because it is convenient and sometimes they can have more delicious meals than at home, especially if no one in your family are good at cooking.
6.In the future, will people all eat at restaurant?
Nope. I think some people like me would still like to cooking at home. For us, it is worth the time and trouble because it is healthier and more enjoyable. Preparing food at home helps your wallet and your relationship with people and food.
7.Is the food that people eat today in China different to the food that people used to eat in the past? (If yes, in what ways has it changed?)
Yes, I think there are some small changes. Some people in China are having a more western diet compared to the past. For example, more and more people like to eat some western food such as hamburgers. This may because that globalization is making our world more connected.
8.How do you think the way we eat will change in the future?
I think people tend to eat in a healthier way in the future as more and more people are calling for adopting a healthy living style.
9.Is American-style ‘fast food1 popular in China? (Why? Popular with whom?)
Yes, it is. You can see KFC and McDonalds in every city of China, which shows how popular American-style fast food is in China. Children like this kind of food the most, because they are more likely to attracted by the novelty of eating something different from the things they usually have.
10.On the other hand, millions of people in the world don’t have enough to eat why do you think that is?
I understand not all the people in the world live happily. Poverty exists in many areas, wars keep happening, terrorism is still bothering. These are all the reasons that makes people have no food to eat.