Who to invite

Gemma's wondering who she should invite to her barbecue. Makayla's got some suggestions.

Instructions

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Transcript

Makayla: Hi Gemma, how’s it going?
Gemma: Oh, hi Makayla. How are you?
Makayla: Fine, thanks. You were miles away! What’s up?
Gemma: Ah, nothing … I’m trying to decide who to invite to a barbecue.
Makayla: Oooh ... a barbecue. Am I invited?
Gemma: Yeah, of course! My parents are having a barbecue on Saturday and they said I can invite some friends.
Makayla: Great!
Gemma: … But it’s complicated.
Makayla: Why, what’s the problem?
Gemma: Well … I’m only allowed to invite five people.
Makayla: Ah, OK. What are you thinking? Who’s on your list?
Gemma: Well … I’ve got you and Jack, obviously … and Leah … so that’s three. Sam can’t come so I can invite two more, but I’m not sure who to ask.
Makayla: Hmm, right. Why don’t you ask Marco?
Gemma: Marco? The new guy? I don’t know ... I don’t know him very well ...
Makayla: He’s really nice, honestly … and so funny!
Gemma: Oh, is he?
Makayla: Don’t be stupid ... and it would give him a chance to get to know people ...
Gemma: Hmm … maybe ...
Makayla: And Jack won’t want to be the only boy.
Gemma: Hmm, OK, I’ll ask him … as long as you promise to look after him.
Makayla: Yeah, of course, as long as you promise not to embarrass me!
Gemma: I won’t.
Makayla: You can ask Carla too. I think she might already know Marco.
Gemma: OK, it’s a plan.
Makayla: Oh, I’m looking forward to the weekend now.
Gemma: Me too.

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Makayla: Hi Gemma, how’s i__ g____?
Gemma: Oh, hi Makayla. How are you?
Makayla: F___, t_____. You were miles away! What’s u__?
Gemma: Ah, nothing … I’m trying to decide who to invite to a barbecue.
Makayla: Oooh ... a barbecue. Am I i______?
Gemma: Yeah, of course! My parents are having a barbecue on Saturday and they’ve said I can invite some friends.
Makayla: Great!
Gemma: … But it’s complicated.
Makayla: Why, what’s t__ p______?
Gemma: Well … I’m only allowed to invite five people.
Makayla: Ah, OK. What a__ you t_______? Who’s on your list?
Gemma: Well … I’ve got you and Jack, obviously … and Leah … so that’s three. Sam can’t come so I can invite two more, but I’m not sure who to ask.
Makayla: Hmm, right. W__ d___ y__ ask Marco?
Gemma: Marco? The new guy? I don’t know ... I don’t know him very well ...
Makayla: Oh, he’s r_____ nice, honestly … and s__ funny!
Gemma: Oh, is he?
Makayla: Don’t be stupid ... and it would g___ him a c_____ to get to k___ people ...
Gemma: Hmm … maybe ...
Makayla: And Jack won’t want t__ b__ the only boy.
Gemma: Hmm, OK, I’ll ask him … as long as you promise to look after him.
Makayla: Yeah, of course, a__ l___ a__ you promise not to embarrass me!
Gemma: I won’t.
Makayla: You can ask Carla too. I think she m____ already know Marco.
Gemma: OK, it’s a plan.
Makayla: Oh, I’m l______ f______ t__ the weekend now.
Gemma: Me too.

Discussion

Who would you invite to a barbecue and why?

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Comments

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Submitted by Capixt on Tue, 06/21/2022 - 16:52

If I had a barbecue I probably will invite my family of course and my friends from the church because I always have a ball with this guys.

Submitted by Arivelde on Wed, 05/05/2021 - 15:14

If I was going to do a barbecue I would invite mostly my family, and maybe just one or two friends.
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Submitted by Kostantinus on Thu, 02/25/2021 - 05:42

I would like to invite a few friends to my barbecue party. They are Kate, Ruslan, Roma, Andrew and Dmitry. I aslo would like to ask my older sister and her husband. There is a beautiful place near my home that fits for this kind of event perfectly and I have all necessary equipment. It just needs to buy pork, some spices and I will prepare the meat before the party. My friends will bring some food and we will have great party! You also can join us. Welcome! )

Submitted by GJ001 on Sun, 01/24/2021 - 17:33

I have never been a host of a barbecue party;however, if I will ever get a chance to be one in the future,I would invite people who are extremely familiar to me and I get to converse with them on more or less daily basis- schoolmates, neighbours, etc.

Submitted by nimdini on Fri, 10/30/2020 - 13:49

I will invite to the all the family members and my friends.

Submitted by Stasiia_Ukr on Mon, 10/19/2020 - 09:33

So, if I don't live in a flat, I'll invite the closest friends to a barbecue ^_^

Submitted by Vuquan on Mon, 08/24/2020 - 14:02

I will invite all my friends because my house is big.

Submitted by Ian_reynoso on Thu, 08/13/2020 - 18:26

To my family and a couple of friends, because they are the ones I like to live with
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Submitted by Xuka on Wed, 08/12/2020 - 18:03

My family is having a barbecue next Saturday and my Dad said I can invite some friends. I decided to invite Tan, Tram, Diep, Nhung, and her boyfriend. Tan, Tram, Diep are my classmates. Nhung is my next-door neighbor and her boyfriend Giang plays the guitar very well. They are both friendly and funny. So, I will introduce them to each other. I believe that we will have an interesting barbecue with delicious dishes, dancing and some songs with the guitar. I am looking forward to next Saturday.

Submitted by Thapa01 on Wed, 06/17/2020 - 11:21

I definitely would invite my friends to barbecue. Because we would do lots of enjoy.

Submitted by Hephaestus00 on Tue, 05/19/2020 - 03:19

I definitely would invite all my friends, although it certainly doesn't count so much. A barbecue would be really nice along with them.

Submitted by kdilara on Sun, 04/19/2020 - 07:27

I would invite my friends, and brother
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Submitted by empty on Mon, 07/22/2019 - 12:36

Who would you invite to a barbecue and why? All of my friends ! It's going to be crowded ! ha ha !
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Submitted by Ahjeen on Tue, 01/23/2018 - 17:49

I will invite myself and eat everything!!! mua, ha, ha, ha,! (evil grin)!
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