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English Reading Practice – Marriage and Family
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Marcia is twenty years
. She is a successful college student.
boyfriend Calvin is not a successful
student. He did not go to college.
, he decided to open a
A year goes by and Marcia
her first year in college. Calvin
very well with his business too. He has many
and a few good employees.
One day, Calvin asks Marcia
marry him. She wants to say
Marcia's parents do not
her to say yes. They think that she
too young for marriage. They say
Calvin is not good for her.
does not go to college. He
not have a college degree.
to explain her point of view to them. "I am an adult. I
that I want to be Calvin's
partner," she says. "He is a
person and I love him. We
good for each other. We make
good team. It does not matter
he does not get a college
. He can take good care of
Her parents continue to try to
Marcia out of marriage right up
their wedding day. Marcia
on her white
and her mother says, "Are you sure you want to do
? You are so young. Maybe you
Marcia rolls her eyes, "Yes,
. I am very sure."
do marry. They rent a nice
together. Marcia continues to do well
school. Calvin's business grows. They
to talk about a family and children.
see how happy Calvin makes her, and how
their family is.
begin to understand Marcia's point of
, Marcia's mother says, "You are right, Marcia. You were
right. You are an adult and you do have the
to marry and to
a family. Calvin is a good choice. We are
of you both!"