Describe a time someone visited your home

Cue Card


You should say:

Who he or she was;
– When and why the person visited you;
– What you did together;

Answer

I’m going to talk about the time I invited a few friends to come over to my home for a housewarming party. It was last June, before our graduation, and I’d just moved out of the college dorm and into a new apartment. Chinese tradition states that I should throw a housewarming party when I move somewhere new so I’ll have good luck when I live there. Due to this custom, I invited three friends from university to my home.

I don’t really have a knack for cooking, so I decided to have hotpot as our party food, which for the most part I didn’t have to cook by myself. And I texted my friends to meet up at my apartment at around 5pm. Out of respect for the guests, I cleaned the apartment from top to bottom before they came.

After they arrived, I welcomed them and showed them the new apartment, and of course I thanked them for the housewarming gifts as well. Then we prepared the side dishes for hotpot in the kitchen together. That night, we had tons of beers and talked a lot while enjoying our dinner. Before they left, we also played some card games to kill time.

Honestly, that was the first time I invited friends to my own apartment, and we all had a blast . So, if I ever have the chance, I’ll definitely invite more friends to hang out at my home.

Vocabulary

1. housewarming : A party that you give when you move into a new house

– Ex: We’re having a housewarming on Friday if you’d like to come.

2. Throw a party:

-Ex: Janelle threw a party for Brad’s 18th birthday

3. have a knack for:

4. for the most part: In most cases; usually.
-Ex: “the older members, for the most part, shun him”

5. Out of respect for: Because of a particular feeling or attitude
-Ex: It was agreed that alcohol should not be served, out of respect for Muslim customs.

6. From top to bottom:

Ex: They cleaned the house from top to bottom.

7. hang out : To spend a lot of time in a place or with someone:
Ex: You still hang out at the pool hall?
I’ve been hanging out backstage with the band.

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