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3.1 Family Values Article and Quiz

Read the news article about a recent rally in Spain and answer the questions that follow. Make sure you spell the words correctly!

1. Find a word or phrase in the text which means to make someone physically less strong and healthy, or to become less strong and healthy
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2. Find a word or phrase in the text which means %22strong supporter%22.
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3. Find a word or phrase in the text which means an angry expression of protest or shock by a lot of people, as a reaction to something that someone has done or to something that has happened.
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4. Find a word or phrase in the text which has a similar meaning to %22marriage%22.
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6. The article discusses a number of themes relating to family values including the role of the family in society and perceived weakening of the family as an institution; gay marriage; and, abortion. On separate document or in the space below, write 1 or 2 paragraphs about how these issues are viewed in Mexico. Try to use the following pieces of language: Pro-life The article discusses a number of themes relating to family values including the role of the family in society and perceived weakening of the family as an institution; gay marriage; and, abortion. Write 1 or 2 paragraphs in the space below about how these issues are viewed in Mexico. Try to use the following pieces of language: Family values Making it easier Areas of society Introduce measures Civil unions Social policies
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7. Which of the nouns in the list form acceptable collocations with the verb %22hold%22?
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8. Massive Pro-Family Rally Floods Spain As part of a huge public outcry a pro-life Mass drew hundreds of thousands of people to central Madrid on Sunday to hear the case for the traditional family, reports Peter Wooding. Although city officials and police would not give an official estimate of the number of people present, the Associated Press said the crowd in the Plaza de Colon appeared to number in the hundreds of thousands. In a message played at the start of the service, Pope Benedict XVI appealed to families to keep their love strong. %22Dear families, do not let love, openness to life and the incomparable links that join your homes weaken,%22 he said. He added, %22The Pope is by your side.” The Mass was joined by the Archbishop of Madrid, Antonio Maria Rouco Varela, who told the crowd that “the future of humanity depends on the family, the Christian family”. %22It is possible to conceive, organize and live marriage and family in a very different way from what is in fashion in so many areas of our society,%22 he said in a homily. More than 300 priests, 22 bishops and five more archbishops also attended the Mass. The Roman Catholic Church has been a fierce advocate of the traditional family in the face of Spain’s liberal Socialist Government, which has legalized gay civil unions and introduced measures making it easier to divorce. A similar Mass and rally were held at this time last year in the same square, and organizers put attendance at well over a million. Then, bishops criticized the Spanish government over its social policy.
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