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On what occasions do people buy flowers for others (e.g., marriages, funerals, etc.)? Where can you buy flowers in your area? What types of flowers (and colors) are given for different life events?
“not a bed of roses” = something that isn’t always pleasant or easy
“Marriage isn’t always a bed of roses. Couples often have challenges they have to face.”
“grow apart” = a couple’s relationship becomes less close
“Because the couple focused so much time on their own careers, they steadily grew apart and eventually got divorced.”
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.
In the situations below, would you give flowers, and if so, what colors and types would you order?
Imagine that you want to buy flowers for an important holiday in your country. Find two different Web sites that sell flowers and compare their services in terms of price, delivery, variety of items, and product guarantee. Report your findings to a partner or class.