Questionnaires pour 2 articles dans "France Pratique" (TennesseeBob Peckham)

Le mariage civil
http://www.pratique.fr/vieprat/fam/mariage/daf0501.htm

A. D'après l'article "Le mariage civil", écrivez les mots français pour "civil union, home, dispensation, pregnancy, [biological] relation, forbid, annulled, shortened, attesting, town hall, birth certificate, completely filled out, results, returned, draw up, witnesses, widow[er]s, proof,free, expenses.

B. Trouvez 10 mots étroitements apparentés à l'anglais (cognates) dans le text.

C. Répondez en anglais aux questions

Where does civil union take place?  How is the city determined?
How old do you have to be to marry in France?  Contrast this with the average ages cited in our book.
Under what conditions can you get married earlier?
Are any of the circumstances for marriage discussed strange, to your thinking?
Name five things you have to have, do or show before you get married.
Try to explain the expression "publier les bans" (Look it up if you must)
 
 
 

Autorité parentale
http://www.pratique.fr/vieprat/fam/viefam/daf0801.htm

A. D'après l'article "Autorité parentale", écrivez les mots français pour "rights, duties, to raise (as in "bring up"), protect, guardianship, jointly, maintained, nevertheless, however, death, child born out of wedlock, invested, family judge, requires, rather than, undersigned".

B. Trouvez 10 mots étroitements apparentés à l'anglais (cognates) dans le text.

C. Répondez en anglais aux questions

What are the four major family situations under which parental authority is discussed?
Which one seems to be the most complicated?
What does French law say about relationships between grand children and grand parents?
What happens if a father's signature is required and a mother objects that it is inconvenient (say the father is away on a trip or military duty)?