the world's premier FREE website for learners + teachers of English

This month, I'd like to challenge you to plan a dinner party with a special guest of your choice! 

Your Task

1. Decide who you would invite for dinner. This can be anyone. Your guest can be dead, alive, famous, or even fictional (i.e. a character from a book or movie).

2. Decide what you would serve for dinner. 

3. Decide who else would be at the table. Would it be a dinner for two, or would you include friends or family members?

4. Write a paragraph explaining why you chose this dinner guest. What would you talk about at the dinner table?

5. Share a link to your post in the comments below. 

OPTIONAL: Challenge a MyEC friend to write a short dialogue between you and your dinner guest. This dialogue can be written in the comments of your post. 

TIP: You will be using the word "would" in your writing a lot. Review the uses of "would" here.

My Example

If I could invite anyone over for dinner, I would invite Anne of Green Gables. I would love to meet Anne in person. She is one of my favourite fictional characters, and I think she would be a fun person to meet.

I don't know what I would feed Anne Shirley. I guess it would depend how old she was when she arrived. It would be fun to meet her at age 10. I would love to see how she interacted with my ten-year-old daughter. My daughter is much more sensible than Anne, but they do have some similarities. They both appreciate good writing and parties. They both talk a lot. I would probably ask a chef to come and cook for us. There's a local chef in my city that I really like. I would ask him to come over to make goat cheese perogies and spinach salad with strawberries and pecans.

I'd get out my mom's special silverware for the occasion. I think Anne would appreciate pretty dinner napkins, too.I would probably invite a few of my daughter's girlfriends to dine with us. I'd tell them to dress up for the occasion. 

I would keep my notebook handy to jot down any of Anne's dramatic monologues. I think she would dominate the conversation. Maybe she would tell us tales about PEI. 

I would make sure there were lots of fresh flowers in the house. I would ask her to make up names for some of my plants in the garden. I would also ask her to sign my guestbook. (I would need to get a guestbook first.)

It would be a dream come true to have Anne Shirley as a dinner guest. I wouldn't extend the invitation to Marilla Cuthbert, though. 

Views: 1107

Add a Comment

You need to be a member of MyEnglishClub to add comments!

Join MyEnglishClub

Comment by Keerthivasan on July 23, 2014 at 6:57
Comment by Caro on July 22, 2014 at 10:36
Comment by Truong Thi Thanh Truc on July 18, 2014 at 6:58

Hi Tara,

This is the first time I post a writing in EC.

This is my blog about a special dinner

http://my.englishclub.com/profiles/blogs/a-special-dinner

Thank Tara so much.

Comment by Samu ( Rude) on July 5, 2014 at 8:02
Comment by saba on July 4, 2014 at 18:25

SpamBuster
Comment by noaslpls on July 3, 2014 at 17:16

Hi Tara

My Dinner Guest's blog

Comment by Daniel on July 1, 2014 at 21:03

http://my.englishclub.com/profiles/blogs/writing-challenge-dinner-g...

 I gave my try above teacher Tara. I hope you can give more suggestions as well. They are welcomed. Cheers!

Comment by Luci on June 27, 2014 at 10:50

Hello Tara,

here is my writing challenge for this month :

http://my.englishclub.com/profiles/blogs/writing-challenge-dinner-g...

thank you for reading it and for your feedback in advance.

Comment by maryam on June 27, 2014 at 5:29
Hi!I'm going to write it till the next12hours.
Comment by Carpe Diem© on June 27, 2014 at 3:40

How to Report a Member
FIRST, go to the member's page. Click "Report Member" at the bottom of the page. Fill in the form and send.

Popular on EnglishClub
ESL Games
Listen to News
English Grammar
English Vocabulary
Search English Club

MyEC Terms of Service

Technical HELP

Please DON'T Plagiarize!

Test your level

MyEC Moderators
Robbie
Grace
Expector Smith
Nadira 
T Mal

Josef Essberger

Official MyEC Page

Official MyEC Welcoming Committee

Forum

EVANGELINA, WHERE ARE YOU??!!

Started by MARY in General Discussion. Last reply by Luci 7 minutes ago. 23 Replies

Evangelina's profile has been deleted!!! Someone knows anything about it??? :'(((((((((((Footnote: Comments are welcome whether you've any info about this or you feel like showing your concern. If not, please, save my precious time reading something…Continue

Tags: profile, apocalypse, missing, deleted, Evangelina

Driving Through A Red Traffic Light :D

Started by Onee-chan in General Discussion. Last reply by Rose 20 hours ago. 23 Replies

Hi dear all MyEC friends, :))Never think that I'm always obedient. :p I would like you to listen to this short story of mine.I was riding my motorbike and my friend was in front of me, with his own motorcycle. He was so fast and speeding far in…Continue

Tags: driving, light, traffic, red

What Are Your Favorite Activities On A Rainy Day?

Started by Tetyana in General Discussion. Last reply by Cao Khanh Ngan 3 hours ago. 21 Replies

It's raining heavily in my place now....What are your favorite activities on a rainy day? What do you do to entertain yourself?Continue

What is your Favourite Smell?

Started by Tetyana in General Discussion. Last reply by ella on Tuesday. 27 Replies

What is your favourite smell and why? What memories does it bring up?Continue

© 2017   Created by Josef Essberger.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report Member  |  Terms of Service