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What are the advantages and disadvantages of getting married? Besides answering that things are bueno (good) or malo (bad), it is important to express and justify your thoughts and points of view. Here are some structures that can be used to express opinions:

(no) es necesario ...it's (not) necessary ...
personalmente ...personally ...
preferiríaI would prefer ...
lo más importante para mí es... the most important thing for me is ...
diría que ...I would say that...
he leído que ...I have read that ...

Sonia and Roberto are debating the importance of marriage.

Four thought bubbles - wedding cake, wad of cash, heart, male and female couple

Sonia

En mi opinión, no es necesario compartir tu vida con una pareja para ser feliz. He leído que las personas casadas tienen una vida más larga, pero personalmente preferiría hacer planes y no tener que dar explicaciones a nadie. Ser soltera hoy en día significa tener independencia y libertad económica, social y profesional. Lo más importante para mí es guardar dinero para viajar por el mundo, comprar las cosas que quiero y guardar dinero para mi futuro.

Roberto

Hay muchos argumentos a favor del matrimonio. Tener pareja y formar una familia es el objetivo y deseo de la mayoría de mis amigos. Creo que ayuda a mantener una vida regular y relativamente estable. Algunas personas piensan que el matrimonio 'es solamente un papel', pero para mí el apoyo mutuo es muy importante. No importa si se trata de un problema emocional, de salud o de trabajo, siempre podrás contar con tu pareja. Merece la pena pasar el resto de tu vida con una persona especial.

Question

Read the statements and decide who would say them: Sonia, Roberto or Neither.

  1. Most of my friends want to settle down.
  2. The most important thing in life is to get married and have a family.
  3. I would rather save money for my future.
  4. Married people have more professional success.
  5. I don't want to have to explain myself to anyone.
  6. If you get married, you can always count on your partner for support.
  1. Roberto - Roberto says Tener pareja y formar una familia es el objetivo y deseo de la mayoría de mis amigos (Having a partner and forming a family is the objective and desire of most of my friends).
  2. Neither - Sonia says no es necesario compartir tu vida con una pareja para ser feliz (it's not necessary to share your life with a partner to be happy) and Roberto says merece la pena pasar el resto de tu vida con una persona especial (it's worth spending the rest of your life with a special person), but he doesn't say that it's the most important thing.
  3. Sonia - Sonia mentions saving money to travel and also for her future: lo más importante para mí es guardar dinero para viajar por el mundo, comprar las cosas que quiero y guardar dinero para mi future (the most important thing to me is to save money to travel the world, buy the things I want and save money for my future).
  4. Neither - Roberto mentions trabajo (work) and Sonia talks about professional independence but neither says that married people have more professional success.
  5. Sonia - Sonia says preferiría hacer planes y no tener que dar explicaciones a nadie (I would prefer to make plans and not have to give explanations to anyone).
  6. Roberto - Roberto says siempre podrás contar con tu pareja (you will always be able to count on your partner).