Simplified Speech #139 – Wedding traditions in France

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Did you know that every country has their own special wedding traditions? Recently, Suzanne travelled to France to start planning her wedding. In this episode, Suzanne tells Andrew about the wedding traditions she discovered there.

In our Simplified Speech series, native English speakers have natural conversations about common topics. These episodes are designed to boost your English listening skills and increase your vocabulary. On occasion, our hosts share their personal stories, making it easy to listen to these English audio lessons.

Fun facts

White-ribbon cutting is an old wedding tradition in France. It isn’t used much anymore, except in small villages. The wedding party travels from the bride’s home to the church. Along the way, children block their path with white ribbons, forcing the bride to cut the ribbons to pass through. The tradition symbolizes the bride overcoming obstacles that married life might bring.

Expressions included in the study guide

  • Camp out
  • Partner
  • Culture clash
  • Juxtaposition
  • Finger food
  • Stand [one’s] ground

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Music Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free, Step On by Jahzzar
Photo Credit: Norbu Gyachung (Unsplash.com)

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ginette
ginette
5 months ago

Thank you for such interesting topics that you are bringing us.
I have improved my vocabulary and have enjoyed listening to them since I started with Culips.
Congrats!

atsuko
atsuko
5 months ago

Thank you so much for bringing up and sharing with us such a wonderful story, which makes us happy as well. Congrats!

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