WEDDING IS: PEOPLE ARE: memorable unforgettable touching special occasion excited joyful delighted merry
WHO IS PRESENT AT THE WEDDING? Bride and Groom Best Man Bridesmaids Parents Father-in-law and Mother-in-law Guests
PREPARATIONS CHINA Choose a lucky date for wedding Send a roast pig to the bride a month before the wedding Send invitations in red envelopes ENGLAND Get engaged Book a place for the reception Order flowers for decoration Send invitations
WEDDING DRESSES -Long white wedding dress -Veil -Gloves -High-heeled shoes -Long traditional red silk dress -Flowers -Low heeled shoes
CHINESE WEDDING CEREMONY The ceremony is held in a temple Bride and groom exchange cups with tea or wine The reception is held in the groom’s house The bride serves tea to the guests to show respect Guests give to newlyweds red envelopes with money or gold Children light fireworks
ENGLISH WEDDING CEREMONY The ceremony is held in church Bride and groom exchange rings and wedding vows The reception is held in the open air or restaurant Bride and groom cut the wedding cake together Guests make speeches and give presents After the reception the newlyweds go on honeymoon
FOOD AND DRINKS -Peking duck -Egg-fried rice -Shark’s fin soup -Oysters -Tea or wine -Fried meat, chicken or fish -Wedding cake -Champagne -Fruit punch
PRACTICE TASK Compare and contrast weddings in China and Great Britain. For comparison use the following linking words: both … and, as well as, not only … but also, besides, in addition to, etc. To point out contrast use: however, nevertheless, in contrast, although, on the other hand, etc.