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 Kitty's marital status?
Kitty's .
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 .
Tom is . He's single and he never married.
Do you remember Pat Jones from lesson 10? Her 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.

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 - cohabitating    verb: cohabit

To live together when not married.      
adjective    cohabitating:


3 - single    adjective and noun    Not married.      


4 - separated    adjective    Married, but not living together.      


5 - divorced    adjective    The legal dissolution (end) of a marriage.     


widow.jpg6 - 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.     


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