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Lesson 11 - Are you married? Beginner Version - Marital Status - Exercise 1
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What is your marital status? Are you married? cohabitating? single? separated? divorced? widowed?
Vocabulary: 1 -married (adjective): The defintion of married WAS "the legal union of a man and woman as husband and wife". But now it is different. "Same-sex marriage" is legal in the 39 of the 50 US States, in certain States of Mexico, and everywhere in the following countries: Ireland, which was the first country to hold a popular election on the issue on May 23, 2015, with 62% favorable, as well as many other counties, including but not limimited to The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Canada, South Africa, Norway, Sweden, Portugal, Iceland, Argentina, Denmark, Brazil, France New Zealand, Uruguay, and the United Kingdom. The definition of "married" has changed. Perhaps the simplest definition now, reflecting the changing reality of the sutuation is: "The legal union of 2 people."
1 - married: Record:
2 - cohabitatingverb: cohabit Record:
To live together when not married. adjective cohabitating:
3 - singleadjective and noun Not married.
4 - separatedadjective Married, but not living together.
Record:Listen again.Record again.
5 - divorcedadjective The legal dissolution (end) of a marriage.
6 - widowedadjective
The husband or wife has died and has not remarried. Record:
6a - widownoun This woman's husband died. She has not remarried.
7 - widowernoun This man's wife died. He has not remarried.
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