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What goes into wedding in your country including activities, food, and a reception? Describe these things to someone who is not familiar with your country and culture.
“love is death” = to have extremely strong feelings of love for someone
“I love my sister to death because she will do anything for you. She paid for my wedding dress and helped me send out all of the wedding invitations. Now, she is going to pay for the wedding photographer, too!“
“fall head over heels in love” = fall deeply in love with someone, sometimes suddenly
“Jorie fell head over heels in love with my brother the first time they met.”
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.
Sarah: Ooo, this is so exciting. So, where do you want to get married? I know, I know, I know. Um, up in the mountains. You know, that beautiful waterfall? Why don't we get married by the waterfall?
Sarah: And their house is like, right next to the freeway. It's only half a block from the freeway. It's so noisy.
Sarah: It's not that expensive . . . just a little bit. And then, and then, look. We can have a catering service come, and they serve shrimp and lobster tails, and when my friend got married, they had the best desserts.
Ronald: I . . I . . . I was thinking about visiting some of the local art and natural history museums instead. [ What? ] Snow skiing just isn't my thing.
Ronald: Oh, yeah! [ What? ] That's a good idea. Let me call my brother. [ No way! ] He lives there, and he probably could let us stay at his house.
A few decades ago, getting a credit card was somewhat difficult and almost im
Marriage customs, traditions, and rituals differ from country to country and from community to community even within the same country. Discuss these questions about your culture with a partner:
possible for students with no credit history. Now, many students have their own. However, finding the best card is often difficult. What do you think are the dangers of having a credit card?
Choose a country below. Then, use the Internet to collect information on the questions in the Post-Listening section above. Share your ideas with a partner.