My Wedding


My Wedding
An Audio Story

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  Today we are going to treat you to the audio of an essay written by Sonia Diaz, in which Sonia describes her wedding day in Puerto Rico.

The essay you are about to listen to, "My Wedding", was written by Sonia in her  college ESL class.  If you would like to read along while listening to the audio, please click on the Easy Writer CD-ROM image to the left to find out how you can obtain a copy of the software.

 After you listen to the essay once, perhaps you would like to listen to it a second time and write what you hear on a piece of paper.  Then you can listen to it a third time and change and edit what you have written. Dictations are great activities for listening comprehension and to check your grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
Below you will see a vocabulary list to aid you in your listening comprehension and vocabulary building.





Ideas for Writing and Discussion

 Here are many images of weddings from various cultures and religions.

  • Which of these weddings is most familiar to you?

  • Which is very foreign to your experience?

  • Which would you like to attend? 

  • Do you have a wedding or wedding story you would like to write about?

  • Why do you think it is that people love to write about their wedding, and share that experience with others?


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