Join Amandeep as she meets a young couple on their wedding day. Find out how people get married in the UK and watch as they get ready to tie the knot!  

Watch the video and do the Tasks. Then watch the video again and check your answers. If you need help, you can read the Transcript at any time.


Language level

Intermediate: B1


hello dear british council. i did not understand this sentence from dear stephen and ashlie""what on earth you are wearing............i am in the sky...""""""
what the earth and sky means here?
please...i really love to learn english.....thanks!

If you watch "Dating Scene 2 - Language Focus" you are going to understand that sentence.

Hello sinakabiri,

You can find the transcript for this scene by clicking the 'transcript' link under the video windown. However, I can't see this phrase anywhere in the scene and I'm afraid you must have misheard it.

'What on earth...' is an exclamation we use when we are very surprised about something - you can find more information and examples by using our Cambridge Dictionaries Online search tool.

The second part of the sentence is not a standard form - there is no idiom that I know of like this.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

What do you think makes for a lasting relationship? I think the couple should have patiente, wisdom,confidence and the most important in my opinion: LOVE!

Besides, I think that the spouses shold never use the silent treatement, but talk as much as they can. They need to share their feelings.

good video to learn a little bit more about British culture.Thanks a bunch British Council,keep doing the excellent job

In my culture, marriage is a very big event. Bride and groom's families sometimes spend more money than they can afford for the reception and the ceremony. The party lasts for hours and hours with too much food. Really a waste of money and food

I think that the most important "ingredient" for a lasting relationship is Respect.

I really appreciated this section. Very pleasant and amusing...thanks!

thank you


In my country the wedding are celebrated similar to British except for horses (I would be very nice XD), I think for a lasting relationship couple should make an effort to deal with financial problem and with the necessities of their children and don't forget details that made your partner fell in love with you.

I have a question: What is the difference between love and want?
The word love is used for someone that you have a strong feeling of affection as a girlfriend?
The word want is used when you appreciate a friend?

Thanks. =)

Hello nash_d5,

'Love' is a strong emotion between people. It can be romantic or platonic (between friends) but it is stronger than 'like'.

'Want' is different. It is a desire for something - if we want something then it is our aim to have it. This could be emotional or it could be practical.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team