Talking About Marriage in English

source: Twominute English   2013年10月24日
An engagement is a promise to marry. During this period, a couple is said to be married, or simply engaged. Future brides and grooms may be called a wife-to-be or husband-to-be, fiancée or fiancé, respectively.
In this lesson we will learn the phrases that you can use while telling people that you are engaged to be married.

# telling your friends you're engaged
--Hey John, how's it going with Karen?
--It's fantastic Dick! I wanna tell you something. I proposed to Karen!
--No way, mate! I'm happy for you. So, you're engaged now?
--Yep, I'm engaged. Soon to be married.
--And when's the wedding?
--Haven't really decided, but probably at the end of November.
--Wow, that's great news! Congratulations!
# telling your father you're going to get married
--Dad, I wanna tell you something.
--What's it, sweetheart?
--You know Tom and I have been dating for a while, right?
--Yes, dear, I know.
--Well, he proposed to me today and I said "yes."
--What? He asked you to marry him?
--Yes, Daddy! Aren't you fine with it? I thought you liked Tom.
--No. I mean yes, honey. I like him, too. It's just that I am so surprised. My little girl is getting married.
# congratulating your friend on his engagement
--Hey, John. It's me, Mark.
--Hello, Mark. What's up, buddy?
--I just got the news today, man. Rich told me you're engaged!
--So, it's making the rounds already? Yep, I'm engaged to Karen.
--I'm so happy for you, mate. I always knew you guys had something special.
--Thank you, buddy.
--Let's get together sometime. We gotta party!
--Okay. Let's plan a boys' night out.
# telling your sister
--Hey, Karen. What's up, girl?
--Susie, I can't believe it!
--What's going on? Everything alright?
--John and I are engaged!
--No way! Oh my God, that's terrific! That's wonderful news! I'm so happy for you!
--Thank you. I'm so happy!
--I'm sure you are. It's fantastic news. Did you tell Dad?
--Going to call him later today.