What is your marital status
? Are you married
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 US States of California, Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington, in certain States of Mexico, and everywhere in the following countries: 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 this simple definition is good: "The legal union of 2 people
2 - cohabitating verb: cohabit
To live together when not married.
3 - single adjective and noun
4 - separated adjective
Married, but not living together.
Listen again. Record again.
5 - divorced adjective
The legal dissolution (end) of a marriage.
6 - widowed adjective
The husband or wife has died and has not remarried.
6a - widow noun
This woman's husband died. She has not remarried.
7 - widower noun
This man's wife died. He has not remarried.
What about Kitty? What is Kitty's marital status?
Ed is recently
from his wife. Gary is in the same situation.
Her husband's name is Charlie. Amy's
. Cheryl is in the same situation.
Susanne is German. Can you hear her accent? She is probably
. He's single and he never married.
Do you remember Pat Jones from lesson 10
? Her husband died last year. Pat is a