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Is getting married less important now than in the past?


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Conversation Summary

Some people say that marriage is meaningless nowadays and in the past it was something that was much more important. It has been said that due to the increase of celebrities getting married and divorced multiple times is has taken away the sanctity of marriage, and as a result younger people no longer take marriage seriously. This has also been said to result in far more divorces, and far less marriages as young people decide to skip marriage and live together and start a family before thinking about tying the knot.


  • Is marriage important to you?
  • Do you think marriage was more important in the past?
  • Why do you think more people are deciding to skip marriage?
  • Do you believe a couple should live together before getting married? Why?

Key Vocabulary

  • Marriage noun
  • Tie the know idiom
  • Marry verb
  • Divorce noun/verb
  • Couple noun
  • Skip verb
  • Seriously adverb
  • Sanctity noun
  • Meaningless adjective

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