Ok, so we all know the stereotype that English food is bland and English people can’t cook 😉 But, contrary to popular belief, some English people can in fact cook and even love to host dinner parties!
So, if you get invited to spend a meal with an English family, how can you impress your host and make sure you get another invitation?!
Just use this English vocabulary to keep everyone happy and get conversations going…….
When you arrive:
Your house is lovely! Have you lived here long?
When the food arrives at the table:
That looks/smells delicious!
When you try the food:
These potatoes/sprouts/mince pies are so tasty! How did you cook them?
When you are offered more food:
No, thank you. I’m full, but it was delicious!
When you are leaving:
Thank you. I’ve had a lovely time. You must come to me next time!
Find a willing partner to practice those English phrases with 🙂 Can you do it without looking?!
By the way, it’s also customary to take your host a gift. Flowers, wine or chocolates are all equally welcome in English households!
What’s the best gift to take to dinner in your countries? And, if you were the host, what would you cook?!