Chris talks about what different marital statuses mean in official UK documents:
single, never married or civil partnered
married, including separated (this category includes those in both opposite-sex and same-sex marriages) same sex marriages since March 2014
civil partnered, including separated (legal status)
divorced, including legally dissolved civil partners
widowed, including surviving civil partners
Chris reads a poem by student Evgeny from Russia:
Before you go, I’d like to let you know
that broken hopes can hardly be repaired.
My former friend, you’ve turned into my foe,
you waged this war before it was declared.
Forget my name and play your little game
with those who trust your treacherous endeavour.
My take on you will always be the same,
By lies of yours I’ll be affected never.
Please see below for my new vocabulary list. These are advanced words that I am trying to learn and would like to share. There are new entries against ‘lazy’ (near the middle) as well as those at the end.
Remember you can click on blue, underlined words to go to the Cambridge Dictionary page for more information and audio for each term.