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VOCABULARY and EXPRESSIONS
To pass away – (expression) An easier way to say somebody has died
“He unfortunately passed away 4 years ago.”
To get the opportunity to ____ – To get the chance to do something
“I got the opportunity to experience a Spanish funeral.”
What a ____ looks like – The way something is done
“I’m going to share with you what a typical American funeral looks like.”
“A Catholic funeral might look a bit different than a non-religious funeral.”
The big picture – How something is done in general. The big idea.
“Of course, it depends on many things, but we’re going to look at the big picture.”
… if not… – (expression) something could be one option or another
“It usually happens a few days later if not the following week.”
Funeral home – the place where you normally go to pay your last respects at the viewing
Viewing – the time when people go to the funeral home to see the family and the person who passed away
To pay your last respects – (expression) to say your last goodbye and say I’m sorry to the family
“People can go to the viewing to pay their last respects to the deceased.”
Funeral – the service at the gravesite
Casket – the box where the dead body is
To say a few words – to say some sentimental things
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