3.11.4: Year 3 American English Lessons with Maestro Sersea

Greetings, students. Now that you’re in Year 3 of your American English studies, you will be able to read, and listen about one of VOA’s “As It Is” articles, which explore issues in the news in the United States of American as well as in countries all over the world. You are encouraged to carefully read the article and the vocabulary words, as well as listen to the article.  Finally, you are invited to share what you learned by discussing why this article is important and meaningful in the comments section below.

Directions: Read the article and study the vocabulary below.

Directions: Listen to the audio recording of the article.

Directions: Share your insights about why this article is meaningful and important by writing in the comments section below.

2 thoughts on “3.11.4: Year 3 American English Lessons with Maestro Sersea

  1. Lesson 3.11.4 Year 3
    VOA, As It Is… Article.
    ” North Carolina Plans to Raise Marriage Age to 16”. August 23.2021.
    In North Coralina, some weddings in which the girl is pushed into a marriage, because she is pregnant, cover up statutory rape, critics also point out. the marriage is now 18 years for both for both sex with parental consent, a person can marry at 16, the consent of at least one parent or guardian is required for a person aged 16 or 17 to get married. Ray Cooper, a lawmaker signed a measure increasing it from 14 to 16. This legislation is an important step toward ending child marriage, he further said, this law will make our state a safe place for children.

    Government of North Carolinian has announced the minimum age to now be married is

  2. Answer to the above question.
    In Pakistan, the legal age for marriage is 18 for males and 16 for females (Children Marriage Restraint Act, 1929 and Muslim Family Laws Ordinance 1961) In 2015, government has amended the said law with higher penalties of the offenders. Government, civil society organization an all stakeholders have recommended to further amend the law for enhancing the girl minimum age of marriage 18 years rather 16 years. But in Pakistan most of the parents want to get their children married once they finish their studies and get a proper job to afford their expenses of their own.

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