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.
▶Task 1 - comprehension
▶Task 2 - word stress
In natural, spoken English, we don’t say each word with the same word stress.
▶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.
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?