a royal wedding

Sarah wrote about a day she will never forget. Read her story and complete the activities about the text.

Tasks

Task 1 - comprehension

Task 2 - vocabulary

Task 3 - a summary

Transcript

My name is Sarah. I want to tell you about a very special day that I will remember for all my life.

In 2011, my husband and I decided to take our children to London to watch the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.  We got up very early in the morning and caught the train to Kings Cross Station.  We arrived at Buckingham Palace at nine o’clock in the morning. The wedding was at eleven o’clock, but the streets were already crowded.

There were big television screens around the palace and we watched the wedding service, which was held at Westminster Abbey. Kate looked beautiful. She wore a white lace dress and a veil on her head. She carried a bouquet of white flowers. Prince William wore a red jacket and a dark blue cap. On his jacket he wore some medals.

After the ceremony we waited to see the prince and his new bride. Everyone was excited and happy. People were waving flags, shouting and cheering. Even the policemen were happy and making jokes. Suddenly we heard the sound of music and drums. A procession of soldiers came round the corner. They were wearing smart red uniforms and enormous black hats. They were walking and playing music. We saw a beautiful carriage pulled by two magnificent horses. I could see two people in the carriage. As they came closer, I could see the red jacket of the handsome man and the long dark hair of his beautiful wife.

Eventually the carriage came close to the place where we were standing. People around us were cheering loudly. My children were shouting excitedly. My husband was taking photographs. Prince William smiled directly at us. He looked so calm and happy. I looked into his eyes and he waved to me. It was a fantastic experience and I will remember that day for the rest of my life.

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Its very nice story about special day.

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It was four months after I wrote my final year examination.

My department refused to released our cumulative result and it was a convocation day.

I refused to attend the convocation, because their is nothing worth for me to celebrate,
so I decided to stayed indoor.

Suddenly, at about noon, I heard my girlfriend knocking at my door and I opened.

She asked, why I my not on the convocation ground, that she was with her friends gisting on their
way to the event ground and the met my male best friend.

She asked my best friend, why is her guy that she and her friend came to celebrate with we the graduant.

Next word that came out of my friend mouth was that, your guy never made it and such he was reluctant
to be part of the ceremony.

I became shocked and I was internally nervous, although I knew what I did in the examination and I was
expecting a good result. Then, I changed my mood and I laughed over it.

I told my girlfriend, dont worry, truth will be known soon.

Three weeks after the convocation, my department result was released and guess what, I made it and
my best friend was given advise to witdrawn from the institution because his performance was nothing
to talk about.

Then, I called my girlfriend and gave her my matriculation number and my fiend and I told her to go
see by herself. She left and few minutes later, she came back rejoicing and said this call for
special convocation celebration.

We hanged out and had fun!!!!!

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Very nice story

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It was interesting and a nice story, I like it because she's telling her story in a simple way.

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It was a day to remember. I was woken up by my alarm clock telling me to get up. Gosh! It's Sunday after all! The rooms were already filled with people hanging around, shouting at times, all a bit nervous. My dear family members, cousins, aunts, godmothers (I've got 2 of them) were present - there was no place to escape. The thing is I really wanted to... The weather was filthy but I had to wear white (hate this colour). However, everything changed later on when we were standing holding hands so tightly - me and my dearest friend who would stand by me through thick and thin, my husband. This day, the day of my wedding, will be kept in my memory forever.