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Session 182

After nearly seven years of marriage, reality TV star Kim Kardashian and her husband the superstar rapper Kanye West are getting divorced. The couple have four children. Neil and Catherine have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.

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News Review

Kardashian and West to divorce

After nearly seven years of marriage, reality TV star Kim Kardashian and her husband the superstar rapper Kanye West are getting divorced. The couple have four children. Neil and Catherine have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.

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The story

They’ve been having problems for the last several years out of their seven-year marriage.

So, no – this has not come as a big surprise to people who have been following them, but it’s big news.

Key words and phrases

files for (something)
makes a legal request for (something)

  • They’d been talking about it for years, but now she’s filed for divorce, it’s becoming a reality.
  • The company director filed for bankruptcy because of the pandemic.

call it quits
stop an activity

  • After years of injuries, she finally decided to call it quits and retire from football.
  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle called it quits on royal life.

rants
angry, often loud complaints

  • Don’t ask Neil about his internet service provider – he’ll have a rant about it for hours.

  • Please stop ranting and I’ll try to help you.

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