How many wives? (2)


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Photo courtesy Troy Simmonds

ADAPTED FROM BBC NEWS LESSONS / MARCH 24, 2015

K ENYA, a country in Africa, will soon have a new marriage law. Women do not like it. Men can have many wives. They can marry other women without telling their wife. There was a big argument [fight with words] and female [women] lawmakers walked out of the government meeting. They do not want men to have more than one wife. Men think the law is fair [not wrong or bad].

   face2 PARAGRAPH ONE QUESTIONS:

1. Kenya is a country in ...                                       a. a new marriage law

2. Kenya will soon have ...                                       b. telling their wives                                                  

3. Men can marry other women without …         c. wrong or bad

4. Female is another word for …                            d. to have more than one wife

5. Women do not want men …                                e. to do to others as you would have them do to you.

6. Men think the law is not …                                  f. Africa

7. Fair means …                                                          g. woman or women


     Some men say this is Kenya’s tradition, or way of living for a long time. But a newspaper said Kenya wasn’t modern [living like people live today]. The newspaper said the new law was old and backwards [going back in time]. But most people want families to be stronger. A woman said the law is unfair because the second wife will take all the money. But family is more than money. Family means to love and care for each person in the family.

face2 PARAGRAPH TWO QUESTIONS:

1. Men say this is Kenya’s ...                                    a. the way people have lived for a long time.

2. A newspaper said that Kenya is not ...              b. going back in time

3. “Tradition” means ...                                             c. families to be stronger.

4. Backward means ...                                               d. tradition

5. Most people want ...                                              e. modern


  YOUR TURN TO TALK:

1.) Do you think it is fair for men to have more than one wife?

2.) What makes a family happy?

3.) Why are women against the new law?


face5 WHICH IS CORRECT ?

1.)  Many people             2.) Much people

3.)  Many days                 4.) Much days

5.)  Much work                6.) Many work

7.)  Much food                 8.) Many food

9.)  Much hope               10.) Many hope

 

            face4  * HERE IS THE RULE! 

Many + something you can count:  many days, many hours, many friends, many people, many books.

Much + something that you cannot count: much hope, much work, much food, much good.


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