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Section B Here Comes the Bride! Background Information Victorian times: Victorian times: the period during which Queen Victoria was ruling the country

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  • Section B Here Comes the Bride!
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  • Background Information Victorian times: Victorian times: the period during which Queen Victoria was ruling the country. Victoria (1819 1901), Queen of Great Britain and Ireland (1837 1901), and Empress of India (1876 1901): her reign was the longest in British history. 1819 1901 1837 1901 1876 1901 the period during which Queen Victoria was ruling the country. Victoria (1819 1901), Queen of Great Britain and Ireland (1837 1901), and Empress of India (1876 1901): her reign was the longest in British history. 1819 1901 1837 1901 1876 1901
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  • Reading More Questions and Answers: Direction: Answer the following questions according to the text. 1. What is considered lucky at the wedding in the United States? 1. What is considered lucky at the wedding in the United States? 2.how do you understand the good luck saying mentioned in the text? 2.how do you understand the good luck saying mentioned in the text? 3.Are there similar kinds sayings in china at the weddings? 3.Are there similar kinds sayings in china at the weddings?
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  • Intensive Reading 1. This good luck saying dates back to Victorian times in the 1800s, and many American brides take it very seriously, following the tradition of the wedding dress. (para.3) dates back to take it very seriouslydates back to take it very seriously 2. Something old symbolizes the connection with the brides family and the past. (para.4) symbolizes 3. In the past, both the bride and groom wore flowers. (para.8) In the pastIn the past 4. The bride would throw the garter to the guests at the wedding and whoever caught it could expect good luck. (para.9) whoever 5. It is also common for those who have received the flowers and the garter to have their photo taken with the bride and groom.(para.9) It is also common for those have their photo taken It is also common for those have their photo taken
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  • 6. Whatever the bride wears, it is also traditional that she be the best-dressed and most important woman at the wedding party. Whatever the bride wears, it is also traditional that she be the best-dressed and most important woman at the wedding party.Whatever the bride wears, it is also traditional that she be the best-dressed and most important woman at the wedding party.
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  • date back to e.g. 1. That style of clothes dates back to the time when women were asking for more freedom. 2. 19 The custom dates back to the 19th century.
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  • take seriously e.g. 1. He nerve takes anything seriously, so he does nothing well. 2. I was just joking, but he took it seriously.
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  • symbolize e.g. 1. 1. A diamond ring symbolizes everlasting love. A diamond ring symbolizes everlasting love. 2. 2. Their meeting symbolizes the friendship between the two countries. Their meeting symbolizes the friendship between the two countries.
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  • in the past e.g. 1. In the past, few people could afford to buy a car. 2. Trains were pulled by steam-engines in the past.
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  • whoever e.g. Whoever caught it could expect good luck. wherever whatever whenever however
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  • It is + adj. + for sb. + to do sth. It is + adj. + for sb. + to do sth. e.g. 1. 1. It is important for us to learn English well. It is important for us to learn English well. 2. 2. It is not easy for aged people to agree to young peoples new ideas. It is not easy for aged people to agree to young peoples new ideas.
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  • have sth. done Practice: 1. (get a flat tyre) - Ive got a flat tyre on my bike, so I should ______ it _________. - Ive got a flat tyre on my bike, so I should ______ it _________. 2. - She ______ her hair _______ yesterday. - She ______ her hair _______ yesterday. 3. - It is time to have your temperature ______, sir. - It is time to have your temperature ______, sir. have repaired had dyed taken
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  • Meaning: No matter what the bride wears, the tradition is that she should be dressed the most beautifully and be the most important woman at the wedding party. Notice that the verb "be" is in the subjunctive mood( ) because of the word "traditional", with "should" being omitted ( ). Notice that the verb "be" is in the subjunctive mood( ) because of the word "traditional", with "should" being omitted ( ).
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  • Testing Yourself I. Choose the best answer to each of the following exercises. 1. This novel is worth reading because it gives a detailed description of the historical ______ in 1949. description of the historical ______ in 1949. A. accidents B. cases A. accidents B. cases C. events D. things C. events D. things 2. ____ would like to attend the contest must apply in 2. ____ would like to attend the contest must apply in advance. advance. A. Those B. Whoever A. Those B. Whoever C. Who D. Anyone C. Who D. Anyone C B
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  • 3. When ____, we cannot make a good job of it. A. divided B. dividing A. divided B. dividing C. to divide D. divide C. to divide D. divide 4. The way Cherry smiled reminded me ____ her grandmother. A. by B. in A. by B. in C. from D. of C. from D. of 5. He raised his arm to ___ his face from the blow. A. protest B. protect A. protest B. protect C. pretend D. prevent C. pretend D. prevent A D B
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  • 6. Their school gave a grand ______ to the new principal ( ). A. reception B. service A. reception B. service C. tradition D. superstition C. tradition D. superstition 7. We cant ____ what he says very ____. A. take granted B. take seriously A. take granted B. take seriously C. look seriously D. watch closely C. look seriously D. watch closely 8. ____ the shoes ____ before you buy them. A. Check off B. Send out A. Check off B. Send out C. Hide from D. Try on C. Hide from D. Try on A B D
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  • II. Complete each sentence with the correct form of the word given. 1.When (see) _____ near the horizon ( ), the moon appears strikingly larger. 2. John went to town yesterday and had his computer (repair) _________ there. 3. I noticed that there was a man (draw) ________ pictures on the ground. 4. A dove usually (symbol) __________ peace. 5. Weddings are (emotion) __________ occasions in every culture. seen repaired drawing symbolizes emotional
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  • 6. Women in this country (tradition) __________ marry young. 7. Believing that the number 13 is unlucky is typical of (superstitious) ___________. 8. The couple decided to sell their old house at an (economy) _________ price. traditionally superstition economic