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Sarbjit and Jatinder Singh
Mehmi
 
Leeds, UK  
Marriage
 
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Jatinder Singh Mehmi
Watch the video by clicking on the screen above then choose the best answer. Read what Sarbjit and Jatinder say by clicking here but try to do the exercise before you see the text.
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1. People from Jatinder's local community told him that he should meet Sarbjit.
 true
 false

2 Sarbjit knew lots about Jatinder before they met.
 true
 false


Marriage

Anniversary

Rocket

Teenagers

Chinatown

Lunch

Holiday

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Ski

Mouse

T'ai Chi

3 Sarbjit arrived to meet Jatinder with lots of her relations.
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 false


4 Jatinder was shy when he met Sarbjit and didn't say anything.
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   Did you know?
Sarbjit and Jatinder are Sikhs . This is one of the four great monotheistic religions. There are 18-20 million Sikhs in the world, most of whom live in the Punjab state in northwest India where the faith began. 500,000 Sikhs live in Britain. The men usually have a beard; they do not cut their hair and wear a turban. Marriage partners are often chosen by friends, family and members of the community rather than the couple themselves.

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Sarbjit Singh Mehmi Choose the correct way to complete the following sentences. Only one of the choices in each question is possible. Use the Check button to see the answer.

1. While / Once their relations were having tea in the service station, Jatinder and Sarbjit were getting to know each other.


2. As soon as / Not until they met, they started talking excitedly to each other.


3. Sarbjit's relations were already / immediately there by the time Jatinder arrived.


4. It wasn't until / By the time Sarbjit met Jatinder that she found out his name.


5. Sarbjit thought for a few minutes / immediately and then agreed to marry Jatinder.


6. Once / Not until she realised Jatinder was not concerned about her lack of education, Sarbjit agreed to marry him.


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Married couple    Couple celebrating at home
Describe the people in each picture. Compare and contrast what is happening. What age do you think couples should get married? See a model answer.

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