Daily Life – New Guy in Town II
A: Oh, Armand, thank you for such a thoughtful invitation! It’s really very nice of you to invite us over for dinner, don’t you think so, Ellen?
B: Oh, yes of course! We’d love to come over. Can I bring anything?
C: No, don’t worry about it; I’ll take care of everything. I’ll see you tonight. Come with an appetite… I know I will!
B: I don’t want go over to his place for dinner! He gives me the creeps! Why on earth did you accept?
A: Oh come on Ellen, it will be nice to get to know him. Besides, he’s new to the neighborhood,and it would be rude to decline his invitation.
B: I guess so… You always rope me into things like this!
C: Ladies! Thank you for coming! You look delicious… I mean beautiful. Please come in.
A: Oh Oh Armand! You are too kind!
B: How did I get myself into this…
thoughtful : showing concern for the needs and feelings of other people
appetite : a physical desire of food
give the creeps : make someone to feel scared and uncomfortable
get to know : start to know, become familiar with someone
why on earth : (expression to emphasize surprise or frustration)
decline : say you will not or cannot do something
rope into : convince someone to do something
make yourself at home : polite way to ask guests to make themselves comfortable
hospitable : being a friendly and caring host to the guests
potluck : a party that requires everybody to bring food
housewarming : a party to celebrate moving into a new home