Posted by: crisdiaz24 | December 12, 2011

WEDDING RINGS – CLOZE TEST

CLOZE TEST

Read the text and complete the chart below with a word from the list that comes after the text. Every word can only be used ONCE. There are five words that you do not need to use. Blank 0 has been answered as an example.

WEDDING RINGS

 

A wedding ring or wedding band is a metal ring indicating the wearer is married. Depending on the local culture, it is worn on the base of the right or the left ring finger. The custom of wearing such a ring has spread 0) __________ beyond its origin in Europe. Originally worn by wives only, wedding rings became 1) __________ for both husbands and wives during the 20th century.

According to some customs, the wedding ring forms the last in a series of 2) ________, which also may include the 3) __________ ring, traditionally given as a betrothal present. This tradition was already in use in Ancient Rome and is possibly much older.

Among Eastern Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Christians, the 4) __________ of rings is not technically part of the wedding service; this is done at the betrothal. It is always a two-ring set given to her by the priest or by the 5) __________ man.

The future 6) __________ may also give his future wife a jeweled ring. After the wedding the wedding band is worn on the ring finger, closest to the hand, and the engagement ring is worn in front of it. The rings usually match and sometimes interlock or are fused together to form one ring.

In older times, the wedding rings were not only a sign of love, but were also linked to the ‘earnest money’. According to the prayer book of Edward VI: after the words ‘with this ring I thee wed’ follow the words ‘This gold and silver I give thee’, at which point the bride was supposed to be handed a leather 7) __________ filled with gold and silver coins.

Historically, the wedding ring was rather connected to the exchange of 8) __________ at the moment of the wedding rather than a symbol of eternal love and devotion. It is a relic of the times when marriage was a contract between families, not individual lovers. Both families were then 9) __________ to ensure the economic safety of the young couple. Sometimes it went as far as being a conditional exchange as this old (and today 10) __________) German formula shows: ‘I give you this ring as a sign of the marriage which has been promised between us, provided your father gives with you a marriage portion of 1000 Reichsthalers’[1].

Adapted from © http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wedding_

BEST                        CUSTOMARY         FASHIONABLE     PROMISED

BRIDEGROOM     EAGER                      GIFTS                       PURSE

BROADLY               ENGAGEMENT     GODFATHER         VALUABLES

COMMON               EXCHANGE            OUTDATED            WIDELY

0

WIDELY

1

6

2

7

3

8

4

9

5

10


[1] A name given to large silver coins current, chiefly during the eighteenth and the beginning of the nineteenth century, in several European countries (Germany, Sweden, Denmark, etc.). The value varied between $1.15 and 60 cents United States money, but was usually a little over $1.

 

 

KEY

 

1. CUSTOMARY / COMMON

2. GIFTS

3. ENGAGEMENT

4. EXCHANGE

5. BEST

6. BRIDEGROOM

7. PURSE

8. VALUABLES

9. EAGER

10. OUTDATED


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