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Giving Flowers

Giving Flowers

Date: May 16 2003

Intro

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2. Read and Prepare - Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.

“April showers bring May flowers.” You may know the phrase and have it running through your mind as spring springs into bloom across the northern hemisphere!
What a perfect season to give flowers! Giving flowers to your friends and loved ones is a super gift! As flowers are ephemeral and just for feeding the soul with beauty they are very special and will be remembered like a photo in the mind of the lucky recipient of your thoughtfulness.
Flowers have long had symbolic attributes attached to their sweet perfume and aesthetic value. You probably know that giving red roses signifies love but did you know that Lilies and Orange blossoms signify purity?
Read on to learn more about flowers!

Dialog

1. Study - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.

Here are some ideas to get you going on making your own symbolic bouquet!
In the Middle Ages and the Renaissance in Europe many paintings and poems used flowers symbolically. As well flowers can be historically linked to a person, like violets, the favorite flower of Napoleon are collected to this day in France to make Napoleonic bouquets. Some flowers can even have actual effects. For instance in ancient Greece students wore sprigs of Rosemary behind their ears to remember what they learned. This comes down to us in the phrase, “Rosemary for remembrance.” Ophelia in the tragic play Hamlet by Shakespeare gives Hamlet a bouquet which includes Rosemary so that he will remember her.
“Tussie Mussie” is a quaint term from the Victorian Era in England and is still used today to mean a hand held bouquet of fragrant flowers and herbs that you pick and give to someone. Often 19th century lovers would send each other messages via their exchanged bouquets.

 

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Discussion

Make someone’s day! Share your thoughts and feelings with them by giving them some beautiful flowers! I’m sure that both the thinking up and making of the arrangement and the receiving of it will spread much joy into your spring!
Have a great week!
John

 

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calonia_12@yahoo.com.ph

Philippines

I like giving special to my beloved one like African daisy flower and rose.

04:56 PM Jan 09 2009 |

sundayy

China

All the flowers are
beatiful!!!

05:05 AM Mar 10 2008 |

sundayy

China

I love flowers very much .Now I really want to give 

some beatiful flowers to my good friends , I think

they will feel happier.

05:05 AM Mar 10 2008 |

luke2000

China

flowers is a good magic thing that can make people have a wanderful motion.

12:29 AM Mar 10 2008 |

herminep

Armenia

I would like to recieve flowers without any couse.Sometimes I present flowers by myself.It is too kind.

10:18 AM Mar 07 2008 |

Abror-90-08

Uzbekistan

i like flowers because flowers are very beativul

02:39 PM Mar 06 2008 |

yogi vyas

yogi vyas

India

i like flowers cous they give usa happeness and healthe life.

09:05 AM Mar 06 2008 |

Soul2Love

Soul2Love

United Arab Emirates

Giving Flowers 2 You Smile

 

 

12:11 PM Mar 02 2008 |

lilibib@yahoo.com

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i love flowers beacuse they make me felling nice

03:18 PM Feb 28 2008 |

asbel

El Salvador

only the one who can observe what God has made it is the lucky one to appreciate flowers 

 

07:58 PM Feb 22 2008 |

diksha

India

flowers shows your emotions towards others.After a messy talk with your loved ones you can make up strings via flowers.the fragrance of flower can rejuvenate dead relationship.

 

07:31 AM Feb 09 2008 |

prety woman

India

I LIKE NO I LOVE FLOWERS

09:05 AM Feb 04 2008 |

moteib

Saudi Arabia

I LIKE flowers too

10:06 AM Feb 03 2008 |

Little Stone

China

I like flowers too.

06:21 AM Jan 27 2008 |

Chomar

Myanmar

 

I like flower .I grow flower kinds of rose and Orchid .I very like flower …..................

04:20 AM Jan 24 2008 |

alaaasd

alaaasd

Jordan

remmber me by some rose

 

08:33 AM Jan 17 2008 |

azert3

Algeria

flowers make pople smiling and happy

11:11 PM Jan 03 2008 |

foodever

foodever

China

i love flowers. i always give my girlfriend a bunch of roses on Valentine's day and on her birthday every yearSmile

07:06 AM Nov 06 2007 |

getchar

getchar

Algeria

Flowers smell always good..!!

10:09 AM Apr 08 2007 |

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