a man who is about to get married or has just got married wedding reception best man ceremony entrance bridegroom Check our memory a friend of the groom who helps him during the wedding ceremony a party to celebrate the marriage ceremony of two people a door or gate that you go through to enter a place a woman who is about to get married or has just got married an important social or religious occasion bride
Guess: which of the following will be talked about? Clothes/Reception/Ceremony/Flowers/Presents /Songs/Food and drinks/Speeches Read the pages fast to see whether you are correct! Indonesian weddingsGreek weddings
Read the Internet pages. Are these statements true or false? 1.Indonesian families only invite people they have known for a long time. 2.The reception is before the wedding. 3.Guests usually give money as a present. 4.In Greek culture, the bridegroom has to ask for the bride ’ s hand in marriage. 5.The bride and the bridegroom ’ s wedding crowns are made of gold. 6.A piece of ribbon links the wedding crowns together. F F T T F T
Language Focus Underline( 下划线） the sentences from the internet pages that tell you what to do and what not to do at the weddings.
Indonesian weddings If a friend get an invitation to a wedding, you can go with him/her, even if you don’t receive an invitation yourself. However, you ought not to go to the ceremony because it’s only for close family. If you really want to see it, you ought to ask first. Everyone can attend the reception afterwards. Nowadays, Indonesian women don’t have to cover their heads. There is a box at the entrance of the reception and you ought to put money into it. But don’t worry, you don’t have to contribute a lot of money. And remember--at most wedding receptions you can’t drink alcohol.
Greek weddings The bridegroom has to ask the bride’s father for his daughter’s hand in marriage. After the ceremony, the guests can attend a wedding reception. During the reception, guests can throw dishes on the floor and put money on the bride’s dress for good luck.
Using the language Work in groups. A is a foreigner who is going to a wedding in the local town. Others are local ( 当 地的） people. Tell the foreigner what happens, what to do and what not to do at the weddings. A has to write down and read what you hear to the whole class!!! Example: The bride and groom have to stand at the entrance to welcome the guests. You can take a photo with the couple there. You ought to give the red envelops with money in it to the couple as a gift, but you don’t have to contribute a lot of money.
wedding main characters bride &bridegroom friends of the bride&groom bridesmaid &best man activities wedding ceremony wedding reception Words related to weddings
have to necessary not have to not necessary can allowed/possible can’t not allowed/possible ought to advisable ought not to not advisable language structures telling others what to do and what not to do
read about weddings in Indonesia and Greece; learn about weddings in our own culture.
Assignment Try to write a similar internet page about the weddings in your town/city. Grammar Summary 6, on Page 93. Ex 6 on Page 41.