Lesson Title: 

A Need for Relations...

The following marriage ads contain the typical type of information found in marriage ads. Placing marriage ads in the newspaper in search of a bride or groom for one's son or daughter is a very common practice in South Asia. This includes Pakistan. The ads contain information about the age of the spouse sought, the type of career the candidate should hold, and also the country of residence preferred. This is similar to the singles ads that are common in the Western World, although singles ads are placed by the individuals themselves, whereas marriage ads are generally placed by one's parent(s) or guardian(s).


  • Punjabi, Western


  • Culture/Society

ILR Level: 

  • 0+/1

ACTFL Proficiency: 

  • Intermediate-Mid, Intermediate-Low, Novice-High
  • This ACTFL rating is an approximation based on the ILR level


  • Reading

Learning Objective: 

  • Maintenance & Improvement

Subject Area: 

  • Language

Material Type: 

  • Learning Object

Publication Year: 




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