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Co miała na myśli postać grana przez Hugh Grant mówiąc “back to Angus and those sheep”

Zadanie 0. Czy znasz historię opowiedzianą w filmie Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) z Hugh Grant? Jeśli nie to przejdź do strony 16 w poniższym pdf:

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) Hugh Grant

Zadanie 1. Wysłuchaj klipu z youtube jednocześnie czytając tekst.

Ladies and _____________, I’m sorry to drag you from your delicious desserts.
There are just one or two little things I feel I should say, as best man. This is only the ____________ time l’ve been a best man. I hope I did OK that time. The couple in question are at least still talking to me. Unfortunately, they’re not actually talking to each other. The ___________came through a couple of months ago. But l’m assured it had absolutely nothing to do with me. Paula knew Piers had slept with her ____________ before I mentioned it in the ___________. The fact that he’d slept with her __________ came as a surprise, but I think was incidental to the ___________ of recrimination and violence that became their two-day marriage.
Anyway, enough of that. My job____________ is to talk about Angus. There are no skeletons in his cupboard. Or so I thought. I’ll come on to that in a minute. I would just like to say this. I am, as ever, in bewildered awe of anyone who makes this kind of _______________ that Angus and Laura have made today. I know I couldn’t do it and I think it’s wonderful they can.
So, back to Angus and those sheep.

Zadanie 2. Uzupełnij luki słowami wypisanymi poniżej:

second, speech, today, gentlemen, nightmare, divorce, mother, sister, commitment, 

Zadanie 3. Uzupełnij definicje słowami, które są wyróżnione (pogrubiona czcionka, lub/i są podkreślone). 

  1. __________________ happening as a minor accompaniment to something else.
  2. __________________ to move something heavy by pulling it along the ground
  3. __________________ behaviour involving physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill someone or something.
  4. __________________ sadly
  5. __________________  an accusation in response to one from someone else.
  6. _________________ the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc.

Zadanie 4. Glossary czyli ważne słówka kiedy mówimy o ślubach:

  1. drink a toast to sb = raise a glass of wine, etc. to wish sb success or happiness.
  2. choose sth = decide which thing you want. choice N.
  3. Ceremony =  a formal public event.
  4. religious = A religious ceremony takes place in a church, mosque, temple, etc. religion N.
  5. civil = A civil ceremony is a non-religious one.
  6. wedding = a time when a man and woman get married.
  7. rings
  8. wish sb sth = say that you hope good things will happen to sb.
  9. honeymoon = a holiday for a couple who have just got married.
  10. celebrate sth = have a special meal, party, etc. to show you are happy about sth.
  11. anniversary = the date on which sth happened the previous year or in the past.
  12. wedding reception=  a meal and/or party after a wedding
  13. traditional = A traditional thing is sth that people have done for a long time.
  14. make a speech = give a formal talk to a lot of people at a special event.

Zadanie 4. Przeczytaj inne cytaty z filmu:

  1. Charles: Why am I always at, uh, weddings, and never actually getting married, Matt? Matthew: It’s probably ’cause you’re a bit scruffy. Or it could also be ’cause you haven’t met the right girl. Charles: Ah, but you see, is that it? Maybe I have met the right girls. Maybe I meet the right girls all the time. Maybe it’s me.
  2. Charles: Why am I always at, uh, weddings, and never actually getting married, Matt? Matthew: It’s probably ’cause you’re a bit scruffy. Or it could also be ’cause you haven’t met the right girl. Charles: Ah, but you see, is that it? Maybe I have met the right girls. Maybe I meet the right girls all the time. Maybe it’s me.
  3. At Gareth’s funeral:
    Gareth used to prefer funerals to weddings. He said it was easier to get enthusiastic about a ceremony one had an outside chance of eventually being involved in.
    In order to prepare this speech, I rang a few people, to get a general picture of how Gareth was regarded by those who met him. Fat seems to be a word people most connected with him. Terribly rude also rang a lot of bells. So very fat and very rude seems to have been a stranger’s viewpoint.
    On the other hand, some of you have been kind enough to ring me to tell me that you loved him, which I know he’d be thrilled to hear. You remember his fabulous hospitality… his strange experimental cooking. The recipe for “Duck à la Banana” fortunately goes with him to his grave. Most of all, you tell me of his enormous capacity for joy. When joyful, when joyful for highly vocal drunkenness.
    But joyful is how I hope you’ll remember him. Not stuck in a box in a church. Pick your favorite of his waistcoats and remember him that way. The most splendid, replete, big-hearted, weak-hearted as it turned out, and jolly bugger most of us ever met.
    As for me, you may ask how I’ll remember him, what I thought of him. Unfortunately there I run out of words. Perhaps you will forgive me if I turn from my own feelings to the words of another splendid bugger: W.H. Auden. This is actually what I want to say:
    “Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone. Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone. Silence the pianos and with muffled drum, Bring out the coffin… let the mourners come. Let the aeroplanes circle, moaning overhead, Scribbling on the sky the message: He is Dead. Put crepe bows ’round the white necks of the public doves, Let traffic policemen wear black, cotton gloves. He was my North, my South, my East and West. My working week and my Sunday rest. My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song, I thought that love would last forever: I was wrong. The stars are not wanted now, put out every one. Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun. Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood, For nothing now can ever come to any good.”

Zadanie 5. A typical British wedding

When two people are planning to get married, they can choose to have a religious ceremony or a civil ceremony. On the wedding day, the groom’ is helped by a best man who brings the rings to the wedding ceremony. The bride may have one or more bridesmaids’. Afterwards, there is a reception for the couple and the wedding guests’. It’s traditional for the best man and the groom to make speeches, and then everyone drinks a toast to the couple, and wishes them a long and happy marriage. After the reception. they usually go on their honeymoon. On the same day every year after that the couple celebrate their wedding anniversary.

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