Lesson 11, Exercise 1 - Study the Pictures Below ⇩ BEFORE Doing the Quiz!

1-Watch the video, 2-Look at all the pictures BEFORE doing the quiz, 3-Read, 4-Do the quiz and tap on Check.
Kitty is single!
Yes, Kitty's single! The first answer is "single". .
Ed is recently from his wife.
Jill's is married to Joe. Cheryl is also .
Susanne is probably _________ or ________ ! .
Tom is . He's single and he never married.
Pat's husband died last year. Pat is a .
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.

Here we see that marriage has changed a lot in the past decade. In 2020, same-sex marrigaes have become common and accepted in the developed parts of the world.
As of December 2022, same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 US states and in 39 other countries. The Netherlands was the first, in 2001.

Perhaps the simplest definition of marriage now is "The legal union of 2 people". 1 - married:

Illustration shows a couple living together and not married. They are cohabitating, just living together.
2 - cohabitating adjective
verb: cohabit
To live together when not married.
A single person's marital status is not married as we see in this pic: the cowgirl is happy to be single. There's a big
3 - single adjective and noun
Not married.
When you have problems with your spouse (your wife or husband), you get separated, living apart but not legally divorced as we see in this picture of angry couple with no legal reps.
4 - separated adjective
Married, but not living together.
A divorced couple is legally separated by a judge. We see the judge here with the couple
5 - divorced adjective
The legal dissolution (end) of a marriage.
A widow is a woman whose husband has died. This picture shows the man's funeral, wife grieving.
6 - widow noun
This woman's husband died. She has not remarried.
A widower is the male version of the female widow.
6b - widower noun
This man's wife died. He has not remarried.

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