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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.

She 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 wait."

Marcia rolls her eyes, "Yes, . I am very sure."

Marcia and 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.

Marcia's 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!"