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3.9 Planning the Wedding

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Published: 7.13.2017
Level 2   |   Time: 2:34
Accent: American
Source: Top Notch TV

Marie helps Cheryl and Bob plan their wedding.



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  • I'd love to! [exp] - Sure!
  • relatives [n] - family (uncles, aunts. etc...)
  • indoors [adj] - inside (not outtside)
  • contemporary music [n] - modern music
  • ceremony [n] - the actual wedding
  • reception [n] - the party after the wedding

[n] - noun,  [adj] - adjective,  [exp] - expression


Marie Cheryl Bob
Marie Cheryl Bob
  • Marie, Cheryl, and Bob all work in a travel agency.
  • They are having lunch together.
  • Cheryl and Bob are engaged and trying to plan their wedding.


  1. Who do Bob and Cheryl ask for advice?
    Bob's mom
    the waitress

  2. What does Bob want in the wedding?
    just a few guests
    hundreds of guests
    a wedding inside
    a wedding outside
    a short ceremony
    a long ceremony
    a small reception
    a big reception
    chocolate cake
    white cake

  3. What does Cheryl want in the wedding?
    just a few guests
    hundreds of guests
    a wedding inside
    a wedding outside
    a long ceremony
    a short ceremony
    a big reception
    a small reception
    chocolate cake
    white cake

  4. Who is worried about the weather?

  5. Who wants to have a big party?

  6. Who has a big family?

  7. Who prefers traditional music?

  8. What ideas does Marie suggest?
    an outdoor wedding
    an indoor wedding
    both types of music
    a wedding with only a few people
    two types of cake
    no reception

  9. Why does Marie look upset?
    She is hungry.
    Bob and Cheryl don't take her advice.
    Bob and Cheryl don't thank her.

  10. How does Marie want Bob and Cheryl to thank her?
    by paying for lunch
    by paying her
    by introducing her to a guy

triangle Script

Bob: I don’t know. I didn’t know that planning a wedding would be so hard.
Cheryl: Marie, could you give us your opinion on a few things?
Marie: I’d love to!
Cheryl: First, how many people should we invite? Bob wants a small wedding.
Bob: Twenty guests would be nice.
Cheryl: I want a large wedding. About 300 people.
Bob: Three hundred?! Yesterday you said 200!
Cheryl: I have a lot of relatives who want to come.
Bob: Then there’s the location. I always thought I would get married in a park or at the beach.
Marie: That’s so romantic!
Cheryl: I would like to get married indoors, where I won’t get wet if it’s raining.
Marie: That makes sense.
Cheryl: I prefer traditional music in the ceremony.
Bob: Contemporary music.
Cheryl: I’d like a long ceremony, and a short reception.
Bob: I want a short ceremony, and a huge celebration afterwards.
Cheryl: I want a white cake.
Bob: And I want . . .
Marie: A chocolate cake, I know.
Bob: How are we ever going to agree on this?
Marie: Don’t hurt yourself. Here’s an idea that might work. Plan a wedding that’s big enough to include all of Cheryl’s family . . . sorry, Bob . . . in the park on Oak Street that has that building where you can go if it rains. You can have traditional music in the ceremony and contemporary music at the party, and you could have two cakes at the reception—one white and one chocolate.
Bob: Sounds OK to me.
Cheryl: Me, too.
Bob: Hey! We did it!
Cheryl: Yeah! I’m so happy.
Marie: Excuse me.
Cheryl: Oh, Marie, thank you so much.
Bob: You’re amazing! We couldn’t have done it without you.