A wedding is a very special celebration of the marriage of two people. Watch the video, which describes a typical British wedding, and practise your speaking skills as you complete the activities.

Tasks

Task 1 - comprehension

Task 2 - word stress

In natural, spoken English, we don’t say each word with the same word stress.

For example:

happy    Oo

amazing oOo

Task 3 - summary

Task 4 - your turn

Practise saying these sentences:

  • Yesterday, I went to Sarah and Ade’s wedding.
  • Ade and Sarah didn't want a religious ceremony, so they chose the registry office in town.
  • The bride looked stunning in her long, white dress.
  • The groom was so handsome in his suit - a beautiful couple!
  • During the ceremony, the registrar spoke about marriage.
  • One of the bridesmaids read a lovely poem and the couple exchanged rings.
  • After the wedding, we went to a restaurant for the 'wedding breakfast'.
  • The best man and the bride's dad made speeches.
  • There was music and dancing for the rest of the night.
  • It was wonderful.
You can use your phone to record yourself speaking. Listen and record it again until you are happy.

Transcript

Yesterday, I went to Ade and Sarah’s wedding. Often, British people get married in a Church, but Ade and Sarah didn’t want a religious ceremony, so they chose the registry office in town. The bride looked stunning in her long, white dress and the groom was so handsome in his suit – a beautiful couple! Also in the wedding party were the page boy, two bridesmaids and the best man. There were lots of family and friends there, too. During the ceremony, the registrar spoke about marriage and Ade and Sarah made promises to each other. One of the bridesmaids read a lovely poem and the couple exchanged rings.  After the wedding, we went to a restaurant for the ‘wedding breakfast’. Normally, breakfast is in the morning, but a wedding breakfast happens after the wedding, usually in the late afternoon. After the meal, the best man and the bride’s dad made speeches. So did Ade. There was music and dancing for the rest of the night. It was wonderful. 

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Think about a country you know well.

  • Are weddings there similar to weddings in the UK?
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Philippines wedding you should need to get all of your document first like NSO, Sino- mar then you should need to attend the seminar, after that you need to find a venue, dress for the bride and groom, ring, invitation letter and souvenir. It's a long preparation sometime you can take a couple of months,
but there's a lot kind of wedding they have a beach wedding, church wedding, garden wedding,but most couple they can choose church wedding because that kind of wedding very solem.
wedding in the Philippines little bit expensive but really amazing.

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Because Morocco is a Muslim country so they follow the rule of Koran and other traditional rituals, first of all when the groom wants to marry his bride he has to go with his family to his future bride's parents to ask them for permission and in return they ask the girl if she agrees or not. If she agrees they recite a verse of Koran called Alfatiha and after a while they celebrate the wedding in two parts. The first part is in the bride's house where the bride's family organize a wedding party where they invite their relatives and their friends. When the first part is over the groom's family takes the bride with them in order to celebrate the second part in their house