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The WEDDING

 

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(Updated on 31/01/2013)

 


Related pages :

Family
Love
THE ROYAL WEDDING of Prince William and Kate

 


Vocabulary : (Bride and Groom)

  • Tie the knot - Meaning : Get married.
    + Origin

    (phrases.org.uk)

    Wedding invitation
    "KNOT: LOOP THAT IS FASTENED AND LOCKED SO IT IS DIFFICULT TO RELEASE,
    AND THE MORE ITS ENDS ARE PULLED APART THE MORE IT TIES TOGETHER."

    (behance.net)

 

  • Morning suit v lounge suit : A quick history lesson / When to wear it / Modern weddings / In praise of
    (BBC)

    The morning suit

    The lounge suit

 

  • To have a stag party
    = to have a bachelor party (US)
    or buck's night (Australia) = "enterrer sa vie de garçon"
    "is a party held for a bachelor shortly before he enters marriage, to make the most of his final opportunity to engage in activities a new wife or husband might not approve of, or merely to spend time bonding with his male friends." (Wikipedia)


    He's getting married in the morning. (cartoonstock.com)
  • Wedding (answers.com)
    "The act of marrying.
    The ceremony or celebration of a marriage.
    The anniversary of a marriage: 'a silver wedding'.
    The act or an instance of joining closely: 'a wedding of ideas'."
  • Wedding (Wikipedia)
    1 Types
    2 Expense
    3 Customs
    4 Clothing
    5 Music
    5.1 African weddings 5.2 Chinese weddings 5.3 Western weddings
    6 See also 6.1 Related events and social processes 6.2 Wedding traditions 6.3 Participants 6.4 Related travel 6.5 Other
    7 References
  • Bride (Wikipedia)
    1 Legal requirements
    2 Attire
    3 History
    4 Images of brides from around the world
    5 Images of brides in history
    6 References
    7 See also
  • Best man (Wikipedia)
    1 Duties
    2 Best man in various cultures
    3 References
    4 See also
  • Maid of honor (Wikipedia)
    1 North America 1.1 Pre wedding 1.2 Wedding day
    2 United Kingdom
    3 See also

 

 

Cliparts / Pictures :


How Traditional Wedding Outfits Look Around The World (15+ Pics)
(boredpanda.com)


Mangolian bride

Yakan bride

 

 

Unusual wedding invitations
(telegraph.co.uk)


"Designer Manuel Morgado, from Portugal, created a zombie themed invitation for a couple in Washington, America.
Manuel said: "The fiance is obsessed with zombie films and they wanted something to represent that..." 

 

Royal marriages to commoners
- 15 photos

(today.msnbc.msn.com)

 

H.R. Giger Cake
"The cake is named for the designer
who gave us the Alien from Alien.
Perfect for the wedding of two avid sci-fi
fans, this confection features two Chestbursters dressed for matrimony
on top!"

(neatorama.com)

 



Wedding couple

(webweaver.nu)

 


Church wedding

 

Wedding rings
(iweddingclipart.com)


Wedding dress

(istockphoto.com)

 


Just married

(fotosearch.com)
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Just married
(clipart.com)

Just married
(perkydesigns.com)
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Wedding cake

(partyguideonline.com)

 

Maid of honour


Wedding tuxedo

(lamourwedding.com)

 

Wedding bouquet

Bride and Groom
(infovisual.info)

 

 

 

News :

  • The Hollywood stars with the most marriages - 19 December 2016
    "A girl must marry for love," actress Zsa Zsa Gabor once quipped, "and keep on marrying until she finds it."
    That was a maxim Gabor, who has died at the age of 99, seemed to live by. With nine nuptials, she was the celebrity world's most prolific knot-tier.
    But others have come close."

    (BBC)

 

 

Traditions :

 

 

 

 

  • Wedding Lore and Traditions : (infoplease.com)
    Tossing the Bouquet
    Giving Away the Bride
    The Wedding Ring
    The Best Man
    Bride on Groom's Left
    Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, and a Sixpence in Your Shoe
    The Tiered Wedding Cake
    Wedding Bouquet
    The Bridal Veil
    Bridesmaids...


  • Wedding traditions and customs (Wikipedia)
    1 Asian customs 1.1 Chinese customs 1.2 Japanese customs
    2 European and American customs
    2.1 Music 2.2 Arabic customs 2.3 French customs 2.4 Italian customs
    2.5 Romanian customs 2.6 Scottish customs 2.7 Handfasting
    2.8 United States customs 2.8.1 Wedding gifts 2.8.2 African-American customs
    3 African customs
    3.1 Wedding traditions 3.2 Major religious beliefs 3.3 Ankole wedding traditions 3.4 Pygmie wedding traditions
    4 Religious customs 4.1 Jewish customs 4.2 Quaker customs 4.3 LDS customs
    5 See also
    6 References
    7 External links

 

Superstitions :

  • Wedding Superstition (corsinet.com)
    "WEDDING DAY :
    Certain days of the week, and certain months of the year are better than others for a wedding.
    Monday for health,
    Tuesday for wealth,
    Wednesday best of all,
    Thursday for losses,
    Friday for crosses,
    Saturday for no luck at all..."
  • Wedding Superstitions (bored.com)
    "If the groom drops the wedding band during the ceremony, the marriage is doomed."
    "The spouse who goes to sleep first on the wedding day will be the first to die."

    "A Lucky Bride: Something old, Something new, Something borrowed, Something blue, And a lucky sixpence In her shoe."
    "Married in White, you have chosen right. Married in Grey, you will go far away, ..."

 

Listening :

  • The Traditional Wedding 
    "Rachel was recently in a large, traditional wedding. She talks a little about it."

    Audio Slide Show / Audio Slide Quiz / Downloadable MP3
    (elllo.org)



  • Romance, Marriage - Vocabulary
    Examples and Translation
    (languageguide.org)

  • Dating and marriage - a lesson proposed by Randall S. Davis with :
    - a list of commonly-used vocabulary with a recording of the words in RealMedia format.
    - a short quiz to test students' comprehension of some of the words,
    - a Follow-Up exercise for expanding students' use of the vocabulary in a conversation with a partner or group.

    (esl-lab)
  • Best Dating Ideas! - Love and Marriage - a lesson plan (esl-lab.com)
    "What are some of the best dating ideas you can think of besides going to a movie? Listen to the words..."
    Vocabulary | Practice | Follow-Up

 

 

Conversation questions :

  • Q: What are the 3 important rings in life?
    A: Engagement ring, wedding ring, and suffering.

 

 

INTERACTIVE activities

 

 

Activities TO PRINT :

  • Weddings - a worksheet
    Click on R.E. / General Resources

    (Primary Resources)

 

Lesson plans :

 

  • Thousands marry on ''Love You Forever Day'' (January 6, 2012) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "Thousands of Chinese couples got married on Friday because the date, 4th January 2013, sounds like ''endless love until death'' when spoken in the Chinese language Mandarin."

    (breakingnewsenglish.com)

'Love you forever day' prompts Chinese wedding rush (BBC)

'Love You Forever' Day: Chinese Couples Rush To Get Married On Jan. 4, 2013 (VIDEO) (huffingtonpost.com)

  • China Bride Wears 2km-Long Wedding Dress - a lesson plan
    WARM-UPS :
    Weddings
    / Wedding details / Record dress / My love for you / Dress
    (breakingnewsenglish.com)

  • World's heaviest man plans to marry - a lesson plan
    (Breaking News English)

    World's heaviest man set to marry
    - with a VIDEO
    "The world's heaviest man says he is to marry his girlfriend later this month after losing nearly half his original body weight...
    The 43-year-old entered the Guinness Book of Records in 2006 after tipping the scales at 560kg (88 stones).
    Manuel, who has lost around 250kg (39 stones), said he would be steering clear of the wedding cake."
    (BBC News)

 

 

  • Everest wedding - a lesson plan
    with "a news article, listening (MP3 file), communication activities, pair work, discussion, reading and vocabulary exercises." (breakingnewsenglish.com)


  • Dating and marriage - a lesson proposed by Randall S. Davis with :
    - a list of commonly-used vocabulary with a recording of the words in RealMedia format.
    - a short quiz to test students' comprehension of some of the words,
    - a Follow-Up exercise for expanding students' use of the vocabulary in a conversation with a partner or group.

    (esl-lab)
  • Best Dating Ideas! - Love and Marriage - a lesson plan (esl-lab.com)
    "What are some of the best dating ideas you can think of besides going to a movie? Listen to the words..."
    Vocabulary | Practice | Follow-Up

 

Webquests :

  • Weddings Around the World (questgarden.com)
    " The list of countries you may choose from is as follows:
    The United States, China, Japan, India, Turkey, Malaysia, Yemen, Italy, Brazil, and Sudan..."

 

INTERACTIVE games :

  • Royal wedding quiz: Wedding traditions
    "When Kate Middleton ties the knot with Prince William later this month, the occasion will be the latest in a colourful line of British royal weddings.
    But how much do you know about the royal wedding tradition?"

    (BBC)

  • Love and marriage - interactive crossword (BBC)

 

Stories :

 

 

Cartoons :

 

Cartoon: Deleting Your Personal Data
from Google

BACKGROUND + THE CARTOON
+ Related articles

(englishblog.com)

 

It's time you knew...
(cagle.com)


California Republic
(cagle.com)

 

Do you promise... ?
(cartoonstock.com)

 

You could have
sent an email!

(cyberlove101.com)


Email and fax

(glasbergen.com)




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Songs :

 

  • For My Wedding by Don Henley :
    "For my wedding, I will dress in black...
    For my wedding, I dont want violins"
    - Listen to the song (You Tube)

 

 

  • Monsters Wedding by AQUABATS :
    "There she comes now in veil
    She's walking down the aisle..."

  • Our Church Your Wedding - Roy Drusky :
    "I went to the church dear the crowd had all gone
    There was rice on the walkway and flowers on the lawn...
    I walked to the altar in the church so empty now
    Seemed I could hear you whisper those sacred wedding vows..."

 

  • Punk Wedding by Nina Hagen :
    "This is the biggest party the world has ever seen
    Nina Hagen Superstar
    Is gonna marry Iroquois
    ...
    This is the marriage of the year...
    The priest is gonna hold his wedding speech...

    Do you, Nina Hagen, take this punk to be your lawfully wedded husband?
    Ja
    Do you, Iroquois, take this superstar to be your lawfully wedded wife?
    Oh yeah
    To have and to hold, in sickness and in health, to honor and obey till death do you part?
    what?!..."
  • Robin Crashed Starfire's Wedding - RobStar4ever (You Tube)

 

  • Romance in Durango by Bob Dylan :
    "Then the padre will recite the prayers of old
    In the little church this side of town.
    I will wear new boots and an earring of gold
    You'll shine with diamonds in your wedding gown..."

    - with the VIDEO (You Tube)

 

 

  • Tennessee Wedding by Jim Bianco :
    "As the bride started drinking, the groom started winking at the brides maid..."

 

  • The nobleman's Wedding by Clandestine
    "Lately last night, I was asked to a wedding,
    The wedding of one who proved unkind,
    For all that day as she thought of her bridegroom,
    Thoughts of another one strayed through her mind..."

    (lyrics007.com)

 

  • White Trash Wedding by Dixie Chicks :
    "You can't afford no ring
    I shouldn't be wearing white..."

 

Videos :

 

 

  • Kim Kardashian and Kanye West wed in Florence - 25 May 2014
    "The wedding has taken place of TV star Kim Kardashian and the musician Kanye West in Florence.
    The celebrations began in France and moved to Florence for the ceremony."

    (BBC)

 

 

 

 

Cinema :

 

Jokes :