News – Level 1
A girl lives in India. She wants to meet her potential husband. People show her his photo. She goes to meet him.
He is not the boy from the photo. She is suspicious. She asks him to do a math problem. It is 15 plus 6. He says the wrong answer. He says 17. She refuses to marry him.
Her family says that he tricked them. His family says that she should marry him. A friend says that the girl was a good student. She wants her husband to be a good student. Local police help the families.
Difficult words: potential (future), suspicious (when you think something is wrong), refuse (to say no).
News – Level 2
A girl in India wants to meet her potential husband for the first time. People show her a photo of him and then she goes to meet him at his home.
When she gets there, she is suspicious because he does not look like the boy in the photo. She asks him a math question of 15 plus 6. He answers incorrectly with 17. She refuses to marry him.
Her family says that he tricked them, while his family says that she should come back. A friend explains that education is important to the girl. The local police have to mediate for the families.
Difficult words: potential (possible), suspicious (thinking someone is doing something wrong), mediate (to help people in an argument).
News – Level 3
An Indian wife-to-be refused to marry her groom at the altar after he failed a simple maths test of 15 plus 6.
The bride’s family claims that they had been misled by the potential suitor from the start, as they had been shown someone else’s photo, as well as lied to about his income and education. The wife-to-be, Lovely, is good at her studies and wants to get married to an educated boy.
Both sides of the marriage returned all the received gifts, and local police came to mediate between the families.
Difficult words: altar (the place in a church where you get married), potential (possible), suitor (a person who wants to marry another person), mediate (help people in an argument).