This is a HSK5 mock exam question from 新HSK5应试指南:
The given answer is:
I chose D thinking 老王 has a hangover after partying too hard yesterday (after all, today he is 累得爬不起来了), which was incorrect. Their explanation as to why A is correct is:
I neither see why my chosen answer is incorrect, nor why the given answer is sensical. What's throwing me off here is the word 期待:
CC-CEDICT: 期待 (qīdài): to look forward to / to await / expectation
My understanding is that 期待 refers to something in the future, not in the past. In the question, we hear that the 同学聚会 occurred 昨天 (yesterday).
Question: Why does Lao Wang look forward to the student party when the party happened yesterday?