Bon's tips EFL grammar exercises

Examen de Selectividad (3)
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Un ejercicio para 2º Bachillerato
(An exercise for Advanced students.)

Lee el texto y contesta las preguntas. Cuidado con la puntuación y las mayúsculas.
(Read the text and answer the questions. Pay attention to punctuation and capital letters.)


If you do not get legally married, the law will almost never treat you as if you were, no matter how long you live with someone. If it is a choice between marrying someone or living with them long-term, then marriage wins when it comes to financial security, especially for women. It may be twenty-first century, but it is still women who earn less, stay at home more and generally look after any children. They are usually financially weaker when the relationship ends.
If you are married, both partners normally have a right to a share of the marital home and its contents, whether they have contributed financially or not. A spouse, who has been left, especially with children, may get it all. An ex spouse may be entitled to personal maintenance payment for the children, plus the right to a share of the other's pension fund. An unmarried partner has no such rights.
Widows and widowers also get more financial protection from the law than live-in partners. If you die without a will, your widow or widower will automatically inherit –a lover will not, and a spouse has the right to challenge a will if they or any children are not provided for. And, married or not, there exists a strange concept in law called "joint and several liability", whereby, as far as debt is concerned, what's hers is his and what's his is hers. In other words, you both owe all the money.