Lesson 6: Sudden Marriages
She met him at a party and fell head over heels for him.

I can listen to and understand someone talking about sudden weddings.

INTRODUCE

News of people you know or celebrities you follow announcing an engagement can be surprising, but it’s even more surprising if they decide to get married suddenly!

PRESENT

STEP A EXPRESSIONS

I. Go over the expressions with your tutor.

    1. Love at first sight is having romantic feelings for someone you see for the first time.

     

    He fell in love with her the moment he saw her. It was love at first sight!

     

     

    2. To fall head over heels for someone means to be suddenly deeply in love with a person.

     

    I never really noticed her before, but now I’ve fallen head over heels for her.

     

     

    3. When two people are meant to be, it means they are destined for each other.

     

    I can’t explain it, but I just know that we’re meant to be.

     

    II. Tell your tutor the story of Orihime and Hikoboshi using the expressions above.

STEP B PRONUNCIATION

When one word ends with a consonant sound and the next word also starts with a consonant sound, one of the consonant sounds may be dropped for easier pronunciation.
Phrase Example

first sight

/ firs sayht /

She doesn’t believe in love at / firs sayht /.

UNDERSTAND

LISTENING

Saori is welcoming Naoki home from his business trip to Europe.

TRIVIA

The expression without a doubt is used to say that you are very sure that something is true.

 

O Without a doubt, she’s the best mom in the world!

O He loves me without a doubt!

PRACTICE

STEP A EXERCISE

Choose the sentences that best complete the speeches.

1. People keep saying that we’re a really good couple. __________.

  • They think it’s love at first sight
  • They think we’re meant to be

 

2. I loved her from the moment I saw her. __________.

  • It was love at first sight
  • We’re meant to be

 

3. At first, I considered her just a friend, but now I’m absolutely crazy for Annie. __________.

  • I fell in love at first sight
  • I’ve fallen head over heels for her

 

4. My boyfriend and I have a lot of differences. __________?

  • Do you think we’re really meant to be
  • Do you think he’s fallen head over heels for me

STEP B EXERCISE

Choose T for true and F for false. If F, give the correct answer. Use the pictures and texts as clues.

I wasn’t interested in Jake when we first met.

 

1. For Emily and Jake, it was love at first sight. ( T /)

 

 

I’ve always known that I was destined to marry Angie.

 

2. The man believed that he and Angie were meant to be. ( T /)

 

 

Steph has had a crush on me since high school, but I didn’t notice her until after we graduated.

 

3. The man fell head over heels for Steph in high school. ( T /)

 

Our friends were so happy for us on our wedding day. They knew that Gary and I are soulmates.

 

4. It was obvious to everyone that they were meant to be. ( T /)

 

 

After only a few weeks of dating, I realized that I was completely in love with Tania, so I proposed.

5. The man hadn’t fallen head over heels for Tania yet because they had dated for only a few weeks. ( T /)

CHALLENGE

Challenge 1

You and your friend are both big fans of Kohei Yamaguchi, a famous actor. Listen to a TV interview with him. Then, talk to your friend about it.

Today's Expressions

  • love at first sight
  • fall head over heels for someone
  • meant to be

Challenge 2

Discuss your ideas.

If Time
Allows
1

SUDDEN WEDDINGS

2

MEANT TO BE

3

FALLING IN LOVE

1

SUDDEN WEDDINGS

  1. Do you think it’s okay for people to marry someone they just met?  
  2. In your opinion, how long should people date before deciding to get married?
  3. What are some common reasons why people get married after dating for only a short time?
  4. What would you tell your friend if they decided to marry someone they had just met one week ago?

2MEANT TO BE

  1. Do you believe that everyone has someone they’re meant to be with?  
  2. Do you believe that people always end up with the person they are meant to be with?
  3. Do you know any couples who you feel are meant to be?
  4. What do you think are signs that two people are not meant to be?

3FALLING IN LOVE

  1. What do you think makes people fall in love at first sight?  
  2. How can you tell if someone is head over heels for another person?  
  3. Which is better, falling in love at first sight or falling in love slowly?
  4. How do you think some older couples are able stay head over heels in love with each other?

FEEDBACK

I can listen to and understand someone talking about sudden weddings.

LESSON GOAL ACHIEVEMENT

  • 4
    Very Good

    Could complete the task with ease

  • 3
    Good

    Could complete the task with some clarifications

  • 2
    Fair

    Could complete the task with additional instructions

  • 1
    Poor

    Could somehow complete the task with difficulty

PERSONALIZED FEEDBACK

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