Why do you think most people get married nowadays?
Traditionally, in your country, why did people get married?
How did they choose their marriage partners in the olden days?
How about today? How do people choose their spouses?
Does romantic love play a big role in finding a lifetime partner?
If you were single, would you like a matchmaker to choose your husband or wife?
What will you do if your selected partner is not a good match for you?
Reading and Pronunciation
Read the following passage out loud to your tutor. He / She will listen and correct your pronunciation.
Singaporean couples may not be happy with their partners but they will still marry them anyway, a global survey on relationships shows.The poll of 716 couples who planned to wed showed that 39 percent were unhappy in their relationships, the highest proportion of nine societies surveyed by a US-based marriage and family therapy organisation.The poll is the latest unflattering survey of ardour in a wealthy population that chases what is known in local parlance as the Five C’s: career, condominium, club, credit cards and cars.In the latest survey, only 14 percent of Singaporeans described themselves as “very happy” with their partners, the lowest of the regions surveyed and compared with 48 percent in the United States.