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. 

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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

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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 Luzzi 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

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