Welcome to American English Conversation: Lesson 51. In this lesson you have 1 discussion topic to encourage conversation beyond this activity as well as a dialogue to practice, read, translate, pronounce in English, and read along with the video. Please focus and do your best so that you can learn and improve your listening, reading, pronunciation, and communication skills in English. Don’t forget to use the comments section below to share your thoughts and what you’ve learned today.

Part 1: Directions: Watch the video, read the text below, then translate the text in your primary language and read it again.

Who doesn’t like weddings? Weddings are a wonderful occasion for family and friends to gather and celebrate the groom and the bride as they begin their marriage. Today’s conversation topic is “Weddings.” Imagine you’re having a conversation about weddings. What would you say? What would others say to you? Here are a few suggestions:

— You’re at a wedding and you go to the table of the groom and bride and congratulate them on their marriage. What would you say? What would the groom and bride say to you?

— You are getting married and you’re talking with a wedding consultant about what you’d like for your wedding. What would you say to the wedding consultant? What would the wedding consultant say to you?

–You’re talking with your friends about weddings and getting married. What would you tell your friends? What would your friends tell you?

Weddings are often considered one of the few best times of one’s life. Do weddings make you happy? What was the last wedding you went to?

PART 2 — DIRECTIONS: Read the dialogue below in English, then translate it and read it in your primary language.

Dialog 29: Weddings

  • Angelica:    Doesn’t the bride look beautiful in that wedding dress?
  • Maria:  Yes. She looks amazing. And the groom is so romantic. I just heard the story of how they got engaged! He proposed to her during a candlelight dinner in London. Did you know that was where they went to school?
  • Angelica:    Oh? Wonderful. And the honeymoon! What a great idea! Most people just go to the beach for a week after they tie the knot. But they plan on heading to California and cruising the coast on their motorcycle.
  • Maria:  Really! What a fantastic idea. This is by far the best wedding I’ve ever been to.

PART 3 — DIRECTIONS: Watch, read-along, and pronounce with the video below a minimum of 2-3 times. After you finish, let us know what you learned via the comments section below.

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