18.11.7【最简美式口语074】Calling from a wedding 观摩西式教堂婚礼

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周三主题:Real Life English 【最简美式口语074Calling from a wedding 观摩西式教堂婚礼



了解今日课堂题目:

应邀前往英国参加同学婚礼,打电话请美国友人远程指挥现场如何遵循习俗礼仪,电话指导行坐立,鼓掌照相用餐,现场观摩西式教堂婚礼,小开文化眼界。英美习俗大多相似,多加注意措辞使用准确得体,积累婚礼人物事件必备用词。【地道美语074】Calling from a wedding 婚礼来电

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dialogue 1

Mark: Hello?

Jingjing: Hey Mark.

Mark: What number are you calling from? ----------- caller ID.

Jingjing: I'm in England, remember? -----------and the wedding is about to start.

Mark: Oh, so you ---------the church wedding. I'm happy for you.

Jingjing: Thanks. My friend sent me a message last night, -----------

Mark: She's probably busy.

Jingjing: That goes without saying. ----------- I don't know where to sit.

Mark: --------------------------------

Jingjing: That's good to know. ------------- Oh, the groomsmen and bridesmaids are stepping up to the stage.

Mark: Yeah, I can hear the music starting.

Jingjing: -----------the Wedding March.

Mark: Can you -----------yet?

Jingjing: No, but the groom is coming up the aisle. ------------ the altar now.

Mark: I can hear the music changing. That's the Bridal Chorus, isn't it?

Jingjing: Yes. The bride's coming in with her father. Wow, what a beautiful dress!

Mark: You'd better get off the---------- applaud and take pictures.

Jingjing: Good idea. I'll call you later, from the reception.

Mark: Ok.


dialogue 2

Jingjing: Mark, are you there?

Mark: Yeah, one of us has a weak signal. -------------

Jingjing: I am. Luckily, I had a spot at a table reserved for me.

Mark: Are you at the kids' table?

Jingjing: No, I'm sitting together with some of my friend's classmates. --------------

Mark: That's cool. Have you had anything to eat yet?

Jingjing: No, and I'm famished. ----------------. All through the ceremony at the church, my stomach was growling.

Mark: Aren't there any snacks on the table?

Jingjing: There are a few Chinese-style packages of nuts and candy—-------------. Now I kinda wish I was at the kids' table.

Mark: Ha ha. I bet there'll be food served soon.

Jingjing: Yeah, they're ---------the buffet now. I hope there won't be too many speeches and rituals ---------------

Mark: Usually, people have a-------grab food before all that pomp and circumstance gets under way. --------------- other people do first.

Jingjing: That's what I'm doing. Oh, here comes the father of the bride. He's taking the stage.

Mark: All right. Clap hard after his speech,--------------------

Jingjing: I will. ---------. I'll send you the pictures later.

Mark: Great. Have a good time there, Jingjing.


new words and phrases

from dialogue 1

caller ID a feature on mobile phones, showing the phone number of someone who is calling you

That goes without saying. That's obvious. That's taken for granted.

groomsmen three (usually) men who accompany the groom on the stage during a wedding

bridesmaids three (usually) women who accompany the bride on the stage during a wedding

The Wedding March a piece of classical music, by Mendelssohn, played at weddings

aisle the walkway between rows of seats in a theater

altar a decorated place where a ritual is done

the Bridal Chorus a piece of classical music, by Wagner, played at weddings (especially when the bride walks up to the altar)

applaud clap, show support for a performer


from dialogue 2

a weak signal poor mobile phone reception

famished very hungry

Chinese-style the way Chinese people do things, or an object presented and decorated with Chinese symbols and words

pomp and circumstance the ceremony and formality of an event like a wedding or graduation


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