Thursday, May 7, 2015

WRITING: A Memorable Wedding Reception

LEVEL: 300 - 330



A Memorable Wedding Reception

  In March 2012, something unforgettable happened. I was watching TV at home when suddenly someone called at my door. It was a man I did not know. When I opened the door, he greeted me kindly and said he had to leave an invitation to a wedding reception. It was an invitation to Cinderella’s wedding reception; and I could not believe the invitation was to me! I was not only going to enjoy the music and dancing, but I was going to meet Cinderella and The Prince! I was very excited. As soon as I got the invitation, I sent a message to my best friend on Whatsapp and happily told her about it. When she received the message, she was in class; so she could not reply. When her class finished, she texted me so that we could chat. I told her about how excited I was and the plans I was going to make to be at the reception.

  I liked the event very much; and I never imagined going to Cinderella's wedding reception would change my life. The only problem is that I was a little late. When I arrived at the place, the Prince was dancing with Cinderella gracefully. When they finished dancing, a neatly dressed man invited everybody to take photos of the beautiful couple in front of a water fountain; so I took out my cell phone quickly and took pictures of Cinderella and the Prince. Then, the very same man invited everybody to dance. As soon as the band started playing a very popular song, most of the guests began dancing. Suddenly, I heard a familiar voice say my name. When I turned around, I saw the neatly dressed man right in front of me. I realized he was one of my classmates, Domenico! It was the first time we met at a place other than the English school. He said, “Hi!” Then he asked me if I could take a picture of him and his friends, a group of girls wearing beautiful red dresses. He gave me his cell phone and I took the picture. Then, he asked me if I wanted to dance. I got embarrassed because he looked so good in his black suit. Nervously, I said that I wanted to get a drink first. So, we went for a drink and sat at a table and talked. He was friends with the Prince! While everybody was dancing, we were talking about school and our plans after graduation. That day we became friends and, three years later, had our own wedding reception at the very same place.


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Tiene ejemplos de "time clauses with when, while, and as soon as."


  • I was watching TV at home when suddenly someone called at my door.
  • When I opened the door, he greeted me kindly and said he had to leave an invitation to a wedding reception.
  • As soon as I got the invitation, I sent a message to my best friend on Whatsapp and happily told her about it.
  • When she received the message, she was in class.
  • When her class finished, she texted me so that we could chat.
  • When they finished dancing, a neatly dressed man invited everybody to take photos of the beautiful couple in front of a water fountain.
  • As soon as the band started playing a very popular song, most of the guests began dancing.
  • When I turned around, I saw the neatly dressed man right in front of me.
  • While everybody was dancing, we were talking about school and our plans after graduation.

Tiene ejemplos de adverbios:


  • I was watching TV at home when suddenly someone called at my door.
  • When I opened the door, he greeted me kindly and said he had to leave an invitation to a wedding reception.
  • As soon as I got the invitation, I sent a message to my best friend on Whatsapp and happily told her about it.
  • I took out my cell phone quickly and took pictures of Cinderella and the Prince.
  • Suddenly, I heard a familiar voice say my name.
  • Nervously, I said that I wanted to get a drink first.

Tiene diferentes ejemplos del pasado simple y pasado continuo:


  • I was watching TV at home when suddenly someone called at my door.
  • When I opened the door, he greeted me kindly and said he had to leave an invitation to a wedding reception.
  • As soon as I got the invitation, I sent a message to my best friend on Whatsapp and happily told her about it.
  • When she received the message, she was in class.
  • When her class finished, she texted me so that we could chat.
  • When I arrived at the place, the Prince was dancing with Cinderella gracefully.
  • When they finished dancing, a neatly dressed man invited everybody to take photos of the beautiful couple in front of a water fountain.
  • As soon as the band started playing a very popular song, most of the guests began dancing.
  • When I turned around, I saw the neatly dressed man right in front of me.
  • While everybody was dancing, we were talking about school and our plans after graduation.

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1 comment:

benilhalk said...

Incredible post!! Thanks for this heart touching article. Anyway, in my opinion planning a wedding is a tedious task. Selecting a wedding venue takes so much time. I am having a hard time in finalizing one of the domestic wedding halls in Los Angeles for my wedding.