Friday, March 16, 2012

Your Wedding Promises

What would you promise in your wedding vows? That's the question being asked right now on the BBC's "Express English" site. The word "vow" means a very formal, solemn promise. You usually encounter this word in a religious context, as when you get married, or become a priest, monk or nun.

Traditionally in an English wedding, a wife promised to "obey" her husband, but this vow has largely been replaced by both husband and wife promising to "honour" each other.

Now, have a look at Express English: Wedding Vows. Four different people speak. What promises would they make at their weddings? Write your answers to this question on the Tag Board or in a Comment.

And what promises would you make? Again, write your ideas on the Tag Board or, better, in a Comment at the end of this post. I look forward to as many different answers as possible!

Coming soon: more website recommendations to help you practise English using the Internet; and a Six Minute English Quiz.

Watch this space!
And have a nice day wherever you are - I'm in a sunny, springlike Rome.
Mike

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