Lesson 11, Exercise 1 - Six Answers to "Are you married?"

1-Watch the video, 2-Look at all the pictures BEFORE doing the quiz, 3-Read, 4-Do the quiz and tap on Check.
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
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
Here are the answers:
Kitty is single. She has never married.
Ed is recently separated from his wife (He is not divorced).
Jill is married to Joe. Cheryl is also married.
Susanne is separated or divorced.
Tom is not married. He's single and he never married.
Pat's husband died last year. Pat is a widow.

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.
Same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 US States as of this moment in late 2024. It is also legal in over 30 other countries, including 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 of "marriage" now, reflecting the changing reality of the situation 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 - widowed adjective
The husband or wife has died and has not remarried.
6a - 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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