title

Custom Search

 

[ Correct English | Common Errors | Words Differentiation | Sample Letters | Glossary of Correct Usage | Common Sentences | Q & A ]

[ English Compositions | Movie Reviews | High School Vocab | Advertisements ]

Sponsored Links

<<Prev

English   Compositions

Next>>

   
TOEFL Vocabulary
English Conversation
English Grammar
American Idioms
English Comprehension
English Summary
English News
Business Idioms
 

A memorable celebration

 
The 18th of December is a special occasion in my family. It is my beloved grandmother's birthday. We always celebrate this special day with a feast and a birthday cake. Last year, however, Grandma's birthday was celebrated on a grand scale because it was her seventieth birthday.

Preparations for the big occasion began half a year earlier. However, everything was done quietly because we wanted it to be a surprise for Grandma. My sister and I were so excited about the event but we had to act normally around Grandma so as not to give the game away. Mother and Father made arrangements for the catering. Mother was not going to cook because we were inviting all our relatives. The guest list was quite long. My job was to send out the invitations. I was very happy when one by one, the guests replied. Everyone was able to come! Even my uncles, aunts and cousins from overseas were going to come back to Malaysia for the surprise birthday party.

On the morning of the party, my sister accompanied my Grandma to visit one of my aunts who had just given birth to a baby. It was part of the plan to get Grandma out of the house so that we could get the place ready for the event. By 7 o'clock, all the guests had arrived. Father went to fetch Grandma home. She was a bit annoyed with him for keeping her waiting. As the car approached our house, she noticed that the street was lined with cars and wondered if one of our neighbors was having a party. When the car stopped in front of our house, she was shocked to see the garden full of people.

We lost no time and pushed out the giant birthday cake lit with 70 candles. Everybody sang the birthday song at the top of their lungs. Grandma was overjoyed. She looked younger than her years. My sister and I helped her to blow out the candles. After that came the feasting and talking. Grandma was delighted to see all her children, grandchildren and other relatives. It was wonderful for us to meet some of our relatives whom we had not seen in years. Some of them stayed with us for a whole week before returning to their homes abroad.

Grandma's grand surprise birthday party was a great success. Seeing her pleasure and delight made this the most memorable celebration in our family history.

     
catering   supply of cooked food
     
give the game away   spoil a surprise by letting someone know the secret
     
at the top of their lungs   as loudly as they could
     
 
 
 

001    002    003    004    005    006    007    008    009    010    011    012    013    014    015    016    017    018    019    020    021    022    023    024    025    026    027    028    029    030    031    032    033    034    035    036    037    038    039    040    041    042    043    044    045    046    047    048    049    050    051    052    053    054    055    056    057    058    059    060    061    062    063    064    065    066    067    068    069    070    071    072    073    074    075    076    077    078    079    080    081    082    083    084    085    086    087    088    089    090    091    092    093    094    095    096    097    098    099    100    101    102    103    104    105    106    107    108    109    110    111    112    113    114    115    116    117    118    119    120    121    122    123    124    125    126    127    128    129    130    131    132    133    134    135    136    137    138    139    140    141    142    143    144    145    146    147    148    149    150    151    152    153    154    155    156    157    158    159    160    161    162    163    164    165    166    167    168    169    170    171    172    173    174    175    176    177    178    179    180    181    182    183    184    185    186    187    188    189    190    191    192    193    194    195    196    197    198    199    200    201    202    203    204    205    206    207    208    209    210    211    212    213    214    215    216    217    218    219    220    221    222    223    224    225    226

 
Sponsored Links
 
 
 
American Slang
English Proverbs
English Exercises
Common English mistakes
Ancient Chinese stories
Junior English essays
High School English essays
Lower Secondary English essays