Lesson 11 - Are you married? Pre-Intermediate Version - Marital Status - Exercise 1
1 - Watch the video. 2 - Look at the pictures. 3 - Read. 4 - Click on Check.
What is your marital status? Are you married? cohabitating? single? separated? divorced? widowed?
Vocabulary: 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 39 of the 50 US States as of this moment in late 2016, and 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.
Perhaps the simplest definition now, reflecting the changing reality of the sutuation is:
"The legal union of 2 people". 1 - married:
2 - cohabitatingverb: cohabit
To live together when not married. adjective cohabitating:
3 - singleadjective and noun Not married.
4 - separatedadjective Married, but not living together.
5 - divorcedadjective The legal dissolution (end) of a marriage.
6 - widowedadjective
The husband or wife has died and has not remarried.
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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