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Vocabulary Quiz
rate • incredibly • divorce rate
 culture of divorce • possibly
  1. The increases every year.
  2. What is the in your country?  Is divorce accepted?
  3. What is the graduation at your university?
  4. It is hot outside today.
  5. This is the best day of my life.
Comprehension Quiz
Answer the following questions about the interview.

954 Divorce
Enam and Katia talk about the rate of divorce in their countries.

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rate of divorce

notesThe rate of divorce is below 10%.

'Rate' talks about percentages; high, medium or low. Here are two samples.

  1. What's the rate of divorce for arranged marriages?
  2. The rate of divorce in the US is high, well over 50%.

incredibly low

notesThe divorce rate in Bangladesh is incredibly low.

'Incredibly' is very similar in meaning to 'extremely'. Notice the similarity.

  1. Bill gates is incredibly rich.
  2. Bill gates is extremely rich.

a higher divorce rate

notesDo you have a high divorce rate in your country?

Here, we are comparing the divorce rate of one country to another. Notice the following.

  1. The US has a higher divorce rate than Bangladesh.
  2. Bangladesh has a lower divorce rate than the US.

The culture of marriage and divorce

The culture of marriage and divorce has changed.

Marriage customs and divorce rates are different in each culture. Here are some samples.

  1. In Mexico, the culture of marriage and divorce is changing.
  2. In Bangladesh, the culture of marriage and divorce remains very traditional.


I think possibly those two reasons.

We say 'possibly' when we're not sure. It is similar in meaning to 'maybe'. Notice the following.

  1. The independence of women is possibly one reason the divorce rate has changed.
  2. I think possibly the biggest problem with addressing climate change is cost.