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简介:本文档为《Four_Weddings_and_a_Funeralpdf》,可适用于人文社科领域,主题内容包含FourWeddingsandaFuneralRICHARDCURTISLevelRetoldbyCherryGilchristSeriesEdit符等。

FourWeddingsandaFuneralRICHARDCURTISLevelRetoldbyCherryGilchristSeriesEditors:AndyHopkinsandJocelynPotterContentspageIntroductionvThePeopleinthisStoryviChapterTheFirstWeddingChapterTheSecondWeddingChapterAFreeSaturdayChapterTheThirdWeddingChapterAFuneralChapterTheFourthWeddingActivitiesIntroductionIt'sasummerSaturdaymorning,andCharlesisstillasleepHeshouldbeonhiswaytoAngusandLaura'sweddingalready!Charlesisalwayslate,andheisalwaysgoingtoweddingsButtheyarealwaysotherpeople'sweddings,neverhisownHehashadplentyofgirlfriends,butheisworriedthathewillneverfindtherightwomantomarryHenrietta,oneofhisoldgirlfriends,thinksthathehasabigproblemwithwomenButwhenhedoesmeetabeautifulwomancalledCarrie,hewantstobewithherverymuchThetroubleis,hecan'tdecidequicklyenough,andshemarriesanothermanThisisastoryaboutloveittakesustofourweddingsThreeoftheweddingsareforCharles'sfriendsWhoisthefourthforThereareafewsurprisesatthefourthwedding!ItisalsoastoryaboutCharles'sgroupoffriendsWemeetthelivelyScarlett,inherstrangeclothes,TomandFiona,therichbrotherandsister,andGareth,the'rude,fatman'Thereissadnesstoointhestory,whenoneofthefriendsdiessuddenlyThefuneralteachespeoplealot,andafteritCharlesfinallydecideswhattodoordoesheThefilmwasmadeinandisenormouslypopularHughGrantisCharles,andAndieMacDowellisCarrieRichardCurtiswrotethewordsforthefilm,andhehadtorewritethemseventeentimes!HisgirlfriendEmmamadehimwritealotofitagainSheusedtowritethelettersCDBonhispages,whichmeant'CouldDoBetter'!PeoplesuggestedfiftyfourdifferentnamesforthefilmOneofthemwasAlwaysLate,andonewasInLoveinEnglandActuallythestorysaysalotaboutloveandweddingsinBritaintodayPeopleaskthemselvesquestionslike:'ShouldwehaveabigweddingShoulditbeinthewaythatourparentswantOrshouldwegetmarriedatall'VThePeopleinthisStoryTherearealotofdifferentpeopleinthisstoryThislistisforyoutolookbackat,andcheckwho'swho,asyoureadThetwomostimportantcharactersare:CHARLES(alsosometimescalledCharlie):AnattractiveunmarriedmanwhohashadalotofdifferentgirlfriendsButhedoesn'treallyfallinloveuntilhemeetsCarrieCARRIE:AbeautifulyoungAmericanwomanwhohasworkedinfashionOtherimportantcharactersare:SCARLETT:AlivelyyoungwomanwhosharesaflatwithCharlesSheisnothisgirlfriendShewouldliketofindaboyfriend,butcan'tyetfindtherightpersonTOM:ArichbutnotverycleverfriendofCharles,whohasnogirlfriendbutisalwayssearchingforloveHefinallyfindsitattheendofthisstoryFIONA:Tom'ssisterSheisverycleverandelegant,unlikeherbrotherShedoesn'thaveaboyfriendbecausesheisinlovewithsomeonewhodoesn'tloveherHENRIETTA:SheisanoldgirlfriendofCharles'sandsheisstillinlovewithhimUnfortunately,CharlesisnotinlovewithherPeoplesometimescallher'DuckFace'behindherbackGARETH:Aloud,livelyfriendofCharles'swhoenjoyshisfoodanddrink,andliveswithhisboyfriend,MatthewMATTHEW:QuieterthanGareth,kindandintelligentMatthewandGarethhavelivedtogetherhappilyforalongtimeJOHN:Henrietta'sbrotherHeisaveryboringman,andthegroupoffriendsdon'tusuallyinvitehimtotheirmeetingsandpartiesDAVID:Charles'syoungerbrotherHeisdeaf,andcanonlyspeakinsignlanguage,thelanguageofthehandswhichmanydeafpeopleuseviSERENA:Anaffectionateyoungwoman,whofallsinlovewithDavidShelearnssignlanguagespeciallysothatshecancommunicatewithhimBERNARD:Tom'sbestfriendHeandLydiagettogetheratthefirstwedding,andtheirsisthesecondweddinginthestoryLYDIA:Laura'sbridesmaidatthefirstweddingShedoesn'tthinkmuchofBernardatthebeginning,butquicklychangeshermindwhenhestartstokissher!GERALD:AyoungpriestHeisstillstudyingatthetimeofthefirstweddingHeisreadytotakethesecondweddingserviceinthestorybutheisnotveryselfconfidentviiChapterTheFirstWeddingYouareinvitedtotheweddingofAngusandLauraonMaystatStJohn'sChurch,StokeClandon,SomersetIt'sAngusandLaura'sweddingday,andCharlesisgoingtobetheirbestmanThebestmanhastolookafterthebridegroomandgivehimtheweddingringThebestmanalsohastobeatthechurchontime,butCharlesisneverpunctualHeisnotevenawakeyetThealarmclockringsloudlynexttohisbedHereachesouthishand,turnsitoff,andgoesbacktosleepTheweddingisinthewestofEngland,whichisatleasttwoorthreehoursbycarfromLondon,whereCharleslivesSomeofhisotherfriendsareawakethoughThey'llbeattheweddingbeforeCharlesIntheirlarge,finehouse,TomandFionaareupandgettingreadytogoTheyarebrotherandsister,andtheycomefromaveryrichfamilyTheyareoppositetypesofpeople:Fionaisatall,elegantandcleverwomanTomisahappy,butnotveryintelligent,manTomenjoyshisfood,andhe'snoweatingalargebreakfastwhileFionachooseswhattowearFinally,shezipsherselfintoasmartdressShegoesdownstairstothediningroomandthemaidgivesheracupofblackcoffeeShequicklydrinksit,andtheysetoffIt'sSaturday,sothetrafficisnottoobad,buttheymustn'tdelayanylongerOntheirwayoutofLondon,theycallforGarethandMatthew,wholivetogetherinanattractive,countrystylehouseMatthewisacoolbutkind,sympatheticpersonaScotsmaninhisthirtiesGarethisalarge,fatmanofaboutfortyfiveHishairisalittlegrey,buthisbeardisstillblackHelikestowearquiteelegant,butverybrightclothesHelovestojoke,andisoftenquiterudetootherpeopleGarethandMatthewareboyfriends'Late!You'relate!'heshouts,pointingathiswatchButTomandFionaknowGarethwell,anddon'ttakeanynoticeTheyarenotaslateasCharlesthough,whoisstillasleepFinally,thesunshinesontohimthroughthebedroomcurtainsandhewakesupHetakesthealarmclockoffthetablenearhisbedandlooksatit'OhGod!'hesaysHeisreallyawakethistimeCharlesisthirtythreeyearsold,goodlooking,andalwayslateHejumpsoutofbedandrushesintoScarlett'sbedroomCharlesandScarlettshareaflattogetherTheyarefriends,butnotloversHerroomisaterriblemessthereareclotheseverywhereHepicksupherredalarmclockandputsitunderhernoseSheopenshereyessleepily'Ohhell!'Scarlettistwentyfive,lively,andarealLondongirlYoucanhearitinhervoiceshe'scertainlynotfromanupperclassfamily!Theyhurrytogetready,andrunouttothecar,carryingsomeoftheirformalweddingclotheswiththemThecarisCharles's,andit'sveryoldTheenginewon'tstart'OhGod!Ohhell!'saysCharles'Right,we'dbettertakeyours''Mine'saysScarlett'Butitonlygoesatfortymilesanhour!'CharlesdriveshercarsofastalongthemotorwaythatitshakesItisaverysmall,redcar,andit'salsoveryoldandrustyTheenginemakesaterriblenoiseScarlettcan'thavelookedafteritverywell!'Whatroadarewelookingfor'asksCharlesScarletthasamap,butshehasn'tlookedatityetShepicksitupjustastheypassamotorwayexitsign'Ihopeit'snottheB,'CharlessayswhenheseesthesignbehindhimScarlettfindstherightplaceonthemap'It'stheB,'shesaysproudly'Damn!'saysCharlesHesuddenlyputshisfootonthebrakeandstartstodrivebackwardsalongthemotorwayThereisalorrycomingupfastbehindthem,andthereisnearlyaterribleaccidentCharlesturnsthecarontotheexitroad'Oh,hellanddamn!'hesaysagainItisabeautifulsunnydaynotlongafternoonastheyarriveatthesmallchurchinthepeacefulcountrysideThechurchbellsareringingandalltheotherguestsarealreadyinsideCharlesandScarlettjumpoutofthecarCharleshasn'tfinisheddressingandneitherhasScarlettTheyquicklyputontherestoftheirweddingclothesForCharles,it'saformalsuitButScarlettiswearingabrightorangedresswithpurplearoundthewaist,andanorangehattomatchCharlestriestohelpherdoitupattheback,butthezipgetsstuck'Hell,hellishhell!'saysCharles,pullingatthezip'Damnandhell!'saysScarlettShetriestogethistiestraightAverylargesmartcardrivesupbehindthemThebrideiscomingShegetsoutofthecarinherbeautifulwhiteweddingdressOneofherbridesmaidshelpsherTheyarebothholdingwonderfulbunchesofflowers'Ohno!'Charlessays,andtheybegintoruntowardsthechurchTheysmileandwaveatthebrideastheypassherThechurchisfullofflowersandallthewomenguestsarewearingeleganthatsCharlesandScarlettlookaroundandfinallyseetheirfriends,FionaandTom,GarethandMatthewTheygoovertothemFionasaystoCharles,'Thereisasortofgreatnessinyourlateness''Thanks,'Charlesreplies'Ihavetoworkhardatit,youknow'Scarlettsitsdownwiththem,butCharlesputsapinkflowerinthebuttonholeofhisjacketandwalksonupthechurchtoAngus,thebridegroom,whoiswaitingnervouslyforhisbestman'Sorrysorry,'saysCharles'There'snoexcuse,IknowI'llkillmyselfafterwards,ifyoulike''Itdoesn'tmatter,'saysAngus'Ifyouhadn'tcomeTomwouldhavetakenyourplace''Thanks,Tomyou'rewonderful!Whataterriblehaircutthough!'Charlesjokes'Youhaven'tforgottenthering,haveyou'asksAngusThebestmanisalwaysgiventheringtobringtothechurch'No,no,ofcoursenot'CharlestoucheshispocketconfidentlyButheissecretlyalarmedWhereistheringWhenAngusisn'tlooking,hesearchesforitinhispockets,buttheyareallemptyOhGod!Hemusthaveleftitathome!Justthen,anattractivegirlinalargeblackhatandwhitejacketwalksintothechurchCharlesandseveralothergueststurntolookather'Late!'saysCharles'Ihateitwhenpeoplearelate!Hateit'ThismakesAngussmilealittleandheseemslessnervousnowThentheweddingmusicstarts'Herewego!'saysCharles,andAngusturnsroundtolookathisbride,whoiswalkinguptheaisletowardshimLauraisholdingontoherfather'sarm,andshe'swearingaveryexpensivewhiteweddingdressShehastwolittlebridesmaids,andoneolderbridesmaid,ayoungwomancalledLydia'Oh,isn'tshebeautiful!'breathesScarlett'You'reblind,'saysFionasharply'Shelookslikeabigwhitecake''Dearfriends,Iamsohappytowelcomeyouheretoday,'thepriestbeginstheservice'WelcometoourchurchonthiswonderfuldayforAngusandLaura!'ButCharlesislookingaroundhim,wonderingwhattodoabouttheringWhenheseesthegirlintheblackhat,hestartstothinkaboutotherthingsshe'sveryattractiveThenheremembersthatthereisamoreurgentproblemEveryoneissingingnowHetriestomakeoneofhisfriendsnoticehim,buthasnoluckAtlastMatthewlooksathimCharlespointsathisownringfingerandthepainonhisfacetellsMatthewwhattheproblemis'Please!Helpme!'CharlessilentlymakesthewordswithhislipsMatthewwhisperstoGareth,butGarethholdsoutbothhandstoshowthatthereisnoringonthemHewhisperstoFiona,andtoseveralmorefriendstooNoneofthemiswearingaringCharleswillbeinbigtrouble!ThesingingiscomingtoanendnowScarlettissingingveryloudlyandenthusiasticallybutnotverywellMatthewinterruptsher'Scarlett!'whispersMatthewSheistheirlasthopeShesmilesbackathiminnocentlyWhenthepriestbeginstoreadthenextwordsoftheservice,MatthewnodstoCharlesyes,they'vegotsomething!'I'llbebackinamoment!'Charlessaystothegroom,wholooksalarmedThepriestcontinuestospeak:'Doyoupromisetoloveher'whileCharlesgoesdownthesideofthechurchtofindMatthewAngus,thebridegroom,issaying'Ido'MatthewhandssomethingtoCharles,andCharleslookssurprisedatwhatMatthewhasgivenhim'It'sthebestIcoulddo,'whispersMatthewCharlesrushesbacktothefrontofthechurch'Doyouhavethering'asksthepriestWhenheseesit,heisquitesurprisedtooAngusputstheringontohisbride'sfingerItisintheshapeofalarge,brightlycolouredplasticheartWhilethehappycouplearesigningtheirnamesatthebackofthechurch,thebride'ssisterandherboyfriendcomeforwardswithaguitartosingpopmusicIt'sanoldBarryManilowsongGarethholdshisheadinhishandsThenhepretendstoshoothimselfHeislettingeverybodyknowthatitisoneofthemostterriblethingshehaseverheardAtlastit'stimetoleavethechurchWhenthebride,thegroomandtheguestswalkoutofthechurchtheylookveryhappyEverybodyissmilingan

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