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Woman marries a bridge (7th July, 2013)

Countries discuss same-sex marriage, but not marriage to a bridge. Last month, an Australian artist, Jodi Rose, fell in love with a 600-year-old bridge in France and married it. France does not agree with marriages between people and bridges. Fourteen guests went to the wedding to see the couple become bridge and wife. The mayor of the nearby town blessed the marriage. Jodi wore a white wedding dress. She gave the bridge a very large ring.


 
 

Jodi Rose visits bridges worldwide to record their sounds and movement. She makes experimental music. She said it was love at first sight for her bridge. She blogged that: "Although he is made of stone…I feel at peace…He makes me feel connected to the earth," especially after travelling. Ms Rose said she loves "the spiritual vibration in everything". She said her new partner is: "The perfect husband… strong and silent".


 
 
 

 
 

 
 

Sources:
http://metro.co.uk/2013/07/04/i-pronounce-you-bridge-and-wife-woman-marries-600-year-old-french-bridge-3869214/
http://bridgeland.be/story

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MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

same-

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went to the wedding

2.

fell

b.

nearby town

3.

Fourteen guests

c.

in love

4.

see the couple become

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white wedding dress

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The mayor of the

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large ring

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blessed

f.

sex marriage

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Jodi wore a

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the marriage

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a very

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bridge and wife



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Jodi Rose visits

a.

at peace

2.

record their sounds and

b.

experimental music

3.

She makes

c.

of stone

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he said it was love

d.

bridges worldwide

5.

he is made

e.

in everything"

6.

I feel

f.

movement

7.

she loves "the spiritual vibration

g.

strong and silent

8.

The perfect husband…

h.

at first sight





LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Countries (1) ___________________ marriage, but not marriage to a bridge. Last month, an Australian artist, Jodi Rose, (2) ___________________ a 600-year-old bridge in France and married it. France (3) ___________________ marriages between people and bridges. Fourteen (4) ___________________ the wedding to see the couple become bridge and wife. The mayor of the nearby town (5) ___________________. Jodi wore a white wedding dress. She gave (6) ___________________ large ring.

Jodi Rose visits bridges worldwide (7) ___________________ and movement. She makes (8) ___________________. She said it was (9) ___________________ for her bridge. She blogged that: "Although he is made of stone… (10) __________________ …He makes me feel connected to the earth," especially after travelling. Ms Rose said she loves "the spiritual  (11) ___________________ ". She said her new partner is: " (12) ___________________ … strong and silent".

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From  http://www.BreakingNewsEnglish.com/1307/130707-marriage-1.html

Countriesdiscusssame-sexmarriage,butnotmarriagetoabridge.
Lastmonth,anAustralianartist,JodiRose,fellinlovewitha600-year-
oldbridgeinFranceandmarriedit.Francedoesnotagreewithmarriages
betweenpeopleandbridges.Fourteenguestswenttotheweddingtosee
thecouplebecomebridgeandwife.Themayorofthenearbytownblesse
dthemarriage.Jodiworeawhiteweddingdress.Shegavethebridgeaver
ylargering.JodiRosevisitsbridgesworldwidetorecordtheirsoundsand
movement.Shemakesexperimentalmusic.Shesaiditwasloveatfirstsi
ghtforherbridge.Shebloggedthat:"Althoughheismadeofstone…Ifeel
atpeace…Hemakesmefeelconnectedtotheearth,"especiallyaftertrav
elling.MsRosesaidsheloves"thespiritualvibrationineverything".Shes
aidhernewpartneris:"Theperfecthusband…strongandsilent".

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WRITING

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