Skills

Levels

Topic: Marriage and Health


Title: Happy Marriage May Do a Woman's Heart Good

Author: Amy Norton

Source: IndiaTimes, Reuters

Date: Thursday, May 19, 2005

Level: Advanced

Click for article.

Vocabulary

Try to guess what these words mean from reading the article.

If you need help, check out OneLook Dictionary Search.

New words you will see in this article:

abdominal

(ab)normal

anxiety

bliss

boon

buffer

cardiovascular

chronic

cluster

deem(ed)

depression

diabetes

(dis)harmony

(dis)order

(dis)satisfied

elevate(d)

hormone(s)

metabolic

(pre)doctoral

psychological

spur

stroke

syndrome

theorize(d)

widow(ed)

Talking Points

With your tutor, conversation partners, or classmates, you may wish to discuss the following:

Do you agree that married women (or men) have fewer health risks than single people?

Why do you suppose there is a connection between marital happiness and health?

Could an unhappy marriage lead to health problems? Why or why not?

Do you think that living with (but not being married to) a partner can produce the same health benefits? Why or why not?

What are the health benefits and/or risks of having children?

What are the advantages/disadvantages of remaining single?

Does health necessarily decline as a result of being divorced or widowed?

For Additional Practice

Take a survey of your married and single friends.

Who do you think is better off in terms of health, wealth, happiness?

TOEFL and TOEIC are registered and administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS).
No connection with EslGold.com is implied.
Last updated: 15 February, 2010 02:43:16