Talking about marriage

Posted by on December 30th, 2017 | 0 comments | IELTS, nikah, speaking, vocabulary, writing

Marriage often gets lost in translation, so let’s try some very old-school grammar translation!

  1. Before you attempt the gapfill (below), read the text and translate it into your first language.
  2. Then – without looking at the original text – try to translate it back into English.
  3. Finally, fill in the gaps with words and phrases from the box.
  4. Click ‘Check your answers’ for feedback.

They married last year. It was love at first sight. They wanted to marry as quickly as possible. Unfortunately married life was not what they were hoping for. Their marriage lasted exactly 2 weeks. (They made the mistake of going on holiday together.) As a married couple they fought continuously, but now that they are no longer married they get along very well. They have both found different partners and have vowed never to marry again!
They got married last year. It was love at first sight. They wanted to get married as quickly as possible. Unfortunately married life was not what they were hoping for. Their marriage lasted exactly 2 weeks. (They made the mistake of going on holiday together.) As a married couple they fought continuously, but now that they are no longer married they get along very well. They have both found different partners and have vowed never to get married again!

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