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2 Section B Here Comes the Bride!

3 Background Information Victorian times: Victorian times: the period during which Queen Victoria was ruling the country. Victoria (1819 — 1901), Queen of Great Britain and Ireland (1837 — 1901), and Empress of India (1876 — 1901): her reign was the longest in British history. (维多利亚女王时代。维多利亚,生于 1819 年,卒于 1901 年。为大不列颠与爱尔兰女王 ( 1837 — 1901 ),印度王后( 1876 — 1901 )。在英 国历史上她在位时间最长。) the period during which Queen Victoria was ruling the country. Victoria (1819 — 1901), Queen of Great Britain and Ireland (1837 — 1901), and Empress of India (1876 — 1901): her reign was the longest in British history. (维多利亚女王时代。维多利亚,生于 1819 年,卒于 1901 年。为大不列颠与爱尔兰女王 ( 1837 — 1901 ),印度王后( 1876 — 1901 )。在英 国历史上她在位时间最长。)

4 Reading More Questions and Answers: Direction: Answer the following questions according to the text. 1. What is considered lucky at the wedding in the United States? 1. What is considered lucky at the wedding in the United States? 2.how do you understand the good luck saying mentioned in the text? 2.how do you understand the good luck saying mentioned in the text? 3.Are there similar kinds sayings in china at the weddings? 3.Are there similar kinds sayings in china at the weddings?

5 Intensive Reading 1. This “good luck” saying dates back to Victorian times in the 1800s, and many American brides take it very seriously, following the tradition of the wedding dress. (para.3) dates back to take it very seriouslydates back to take it very seriously 2. “Something old” symbolizes the connection with the bride’s family and the past. (para.4) symbolizes 3. In the past, both the bride and groom wore flowers. (para.8) In the pastIn the past 4. The bride would throw the garter to the guests at the wedding and whoever caught it could expect good luck. (para.9) whoever 5. It is also common for those who have received the flowers and the garter to have their photo taken with the bride and groom.(para.9) It is also common for those have their photo taken It is also common for those have their photo taken

6 6. Whatever the bride wears, it is also traditional that she be the best-dressed and most important woman at the wedding party. Whatever the bride wears, it is also traditional that she be the best-dressed and most important woman at the wedding party.Whatever the bride wears, it is also traditional that she be the best-dressed and most important woman at the wedding party.

7 date back to 回溯至 ······ 年代;始于 ······ e.g. 1. 这种服装式样始于妇女要求更多自由的年代。 That style of clothes dates back to the time when women were asking for more freedom. 2. 这个风俗可以回溯到 19 世纪。 The custom dates back to the 19th century.

8 take… seriously 认真对待 ······ e.g. 1. 他做什么事情都不认真,所以什么事情都做不好。 He nerve takes anything seriously, so he does nothing well. 2. 我只不过是在开玩笑,可他却当真了。 I was just joking, but he took it seriously.

9 symbolize 象征着;是 ······ 的象征 e.g. 1. 钻石戒指是永恒的爱的象征。 1. 钻石戒指是永恒的爱的象征。 A diamond ring symbolizes everlasting love. A diamond ring symbolizes everlasting love. 2. 他们的会晤象征着两国之间的友谊。 2. 他们的会晤象征着两国之间的友谊。 Their meeting symbolizes the friendship between the two countries. Their meeting symbolizes the friendship between the two countries.

10 in the past 在过去;以前 e.g. 1. 以前,很少人买得起汽车。 In the past, few people could afford to buy a car. 2. 过去,火车是由蒸汽机车驱动的。 Trains were pulled by steam-engines in the past.

11 whoever 无论谁 e.g. Whoever caught it could expect good luck. 任何一个接住这东西的人都能指望交好运。 wherever 不管在哪里,在任何 ······ 的地方 whatever 不管什么 whenever 在任何的时候 however 不管怎样

12 It is + adj. + for sb. + to do sth. It is + adj. + for sb. + to do sth. e.g. 1. 学好英语对我们来说很重要。 1. 学好英语对我们来说很重要。 It is important for us to learn English well. It is important for us to learn English well. 2. 要老年人认同年轻人的新思想是很不容易的。 2. 要老年人认同年轻人的新思想是很不容易的。 It is not easy for aged people to agree to young people’s new ideas. It is not easy for aged people to agree to young people’s new ideas.

13 have sth. done 请某人做某事 Practice: 1. 我自行车的轮胎瘪了 (get a flat tyre) ,我得找人帮我修修。 - I’ve got a flat tyre on my bike, so I should ______ it _________. - I’ve got a flat tyre on my bike, so I should ______ it _________. 2. 她昨天去染了头发。 - She ______ her hair _______ yesterday. - She ______ her hair _______ yesterday. 3. 先生,该测你的体温了。 - It is time to have your temperature ______, sir. - It is time to have your temperature ______, sir. have repaired had dyed taken

14 Meaning: No matter what the bride wears, the tradition is that she should be dressed the most beautifully and be the most important woman at the wedding party. Notice that the verb "be" is in the subjunctive mood( 虚拟语气 ) because of the word "traditional", with "should" being omitted ( 省略 ). Notice that the verb "be" is in the subjunctive mood( 虚拟语气 ) because of the word "traditional", with "should" being omitted ( 省略 ).

15 Testing Yourself I. Choose the best answer to each of the following exercises. 1. This novel is worth reading because it gives a detailed description of the historical ______ in description of the historical ______ in A. accidents B. cases A. accidents B. cases C. events D. things C. events D. things 2. ____ would like to attend the contest must apply in 2. ____ would like to attend the contest must apply in advance. advance. A. Those B. Whoever A. Those B. Whoever C. Who D. Anyone C. Who D. Anyone C B

16 3. When ____, we cannot make a good job of it. A. divided B. dividing A. divided B. dividing C. to divide D. divide C. to divide D. divide 4. The way Cherry smiled reminded me ____ her grandmother. A. by B. in A. by B. in C. from D. of C. from D. of 5. He raised his arm to ___ his face from the blow. A. protest B. protect A. protest B. protect C. pretend D. prevent C. pretend D. prevent A D B

17 6. Their school gave a grand ______ to the new principal ( 校 长 ). A. reception B. service A. reception B. service C. tradition D. superstition C. tradition D. superstition 7. We can’t ____ what he says very ____. A. take… granted B. take… seriously A. take… granted B. take… seriously C. look… seriously D. watch… closely C. look… seriously D. watch… closely 8. ____ the shoes ____ before you buy them. A. Check… off B. Send… out A. Check… off B. Send… out C. Hide… from D. Try… on C. Hide… from D. Try… on A B D

18 II. Complete each sentence with the correct form of the word given. 1.When (see) _____ near the horizon ( 地平线 ), the moon appears strikingly larger. 2. John went to town yesterday and had his computer (repair) _________ there. 3. I noticed that there was a man (draw) ________ pictures on the ground. 4. A dove usually (symbol) __________ peace. 5. Weddings are (emotion) __________ occasions in every culture. seen repaired drawing symbolizes emotional

19 6. Women in this country (tradition) __________ marry young. 7. Believing that the number 13 is unlucky is typical of (superstitious) ___________. 8. The couple decided to sell their old house at an (economy) _________ price. traditionally superstition economic


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