46 2. I soggetti giuridici clil - tHe age of majoRity dIrITTO AUDIO The age of majority is the threshold of adulthood as recognised or declared in law. It is the moment when minors cease to be considered children and assume legal control over their persons, actions, and decisions, thus terminating the control and legal responsibilities of their parents or guardian over them. Most countries set majority at 18. At the age of majority, teenagers acquire the right to: enter into binding contracts; buy or sell property, including real estate and stock; marry without the written consent of a parent, guardian, or judge; make or revoke a will; vote in national, state and local elections. Reaching the age of majority, however, also involves some losses. These losses generally correlate with the rights that children are given for their own protection for example, the right to their parents support, care and shelter. 1. Answer the following questions. 1. When do you reach the age of majority in Italy? 2. What does age of majority mean? 3. can you get married at 15 in Italy? 4. Are parents legally responsible for 18-year-olds? 2. Choose the right option. 1. What is the meaning of parent guardian? A. A person regularly employed in a commercial or industrial operation for the protection of people. B. A person who is legally responsible for the care of someone who is unable to manage their own affairs, especially a child whose parents have died. c. A special agent employed by public institutions. 2. What is the will of a person? A. A will or testament is a legal document by which a person, the testator, expresses their wishes as to how their property is to be distributed at death. B. A Will is the act of strongly desiring something to happen, trying to make something happen by hoping, or describing something you intend to happen in the future. c. Both the above. 3. 1. 2. 3. 4. Complete the sentences with under 18 or over 18. If you are you can get a tattoo. If you are you can drive a scooter. If you are you can donate blood. It is illegal to buy alcohol for someone .