Vocabulary. 10.10.2010

I can talk about RELATIONSHIP

Автор: Nadia

We are going to start with a text entitled "FAMILY LIFE", which includes the majority of the words connected with this topic + it is quite amusing :)

Marriage is a thing which only a rare person in his or her life avoids. True bachelors and spinsters make up only a small percent of the population; most single people are “alone but not lonely”. Millions of others get married because of the fun of family life. And it is fun, if one takes it with a sense of humour...
Read the whole text & listen to it

 


Relationship. Essential phrasal verbs
 

 

1

ask sb out

to invite someone to come with you to a place such as the cinema or a restaurant, especially as a way of starting a romantic relationship

2

break up

if a marriage breaks up or two people in a romantic relationship break up, their marriage or their relationship ends

3

come between

cause a disagreement or argument between people

4

fall out (with sb)

to argue with someone and stop being friendly with them

5

fix sb up

to find a romantic partner for someone

6

get on (with sb)

to have a good relationship

7

go back to sb

to start a relationship again with a person you had a romantic relationship with in the past

8

go out (with sb)

to have a relationship with someone

9

make out

to kiss and touch in a sexual way, or to succeed in having sex with someone

10

make up

to forgive someone and be friendly with them again after an argument or disagreement

11

open up

talk more about your personal feelings and experiences

12

settle down

become calmer and more relaxed

13

stick up for sb

to defend or support a particular idea or a person who is being criticized or attacked

14

take after

to be similar to an older member of your family in appearance or character

15

take to

to start to like someone or something

 

Relationship. Essential expressions
 

 

 

1

be born with a silver spoon in your mouth

to have a high social position and be rich from birth

2

be on the same wavelength

(of two or more people) to think in a similar way and to understand each other well

3

blind date

when two people who have never met each other go out for a romantic social meeting

4

blood is thicker than water

said to emphasize that you believe that family connections are always more important than other types of relationships

5

bond

a connection between people based on shared feelings or experiences

6

broken heart

a feeling of great sadness, especially when someone you love dies or does not love you

7

fall in love with sb

to start to love someone

8

generation gap

when older and younger people do not understand each other because of their different experiences, opinions, habits and behaviour

9

have sth in common

to share interests, experiences or other characteristics with someone or something

10

like two peas in a pod

very similar, especially in appearance

11

love at first sight

when you fall in love with sb from the moment you see them

12

make a sacrifice

give up sth important or valuable in order to do sth that seems more important

13

marriage of convenience

a marriage in which the partners have married, not because they love each other, but in order to get an advantage, such as the right to live in the other partner's country

14

nuclear/extended family

a family consisting of two parents and their children, but not including aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc.

a family unit which includes grandmothers, grandfathers, aunts and uncles, etc. in addition to parents and children

15

see eye to eye with sb

to agree with sb

16

shotgun marriage/wedding

old-fashioned informal

a marriage which is arranged very quickly and suddenly because the woman is pregnant

17

take an instant dislike to sb

dislike sb as soon as you meet them

18

ups and downs

a mixture of good and bad things in life or a relashionship

19

your flesh and blood

your family or relations

20

your nearest and dearest

your family, especially those that you live with or are very involved with


PODCASTS:

1. Getting on

2. Getting married

3. The Family

4. Words and Their Stories: Heart to Heart


"FRIENDS"
422 The One with the worst best man ever

423&424 The one with Ross's wedding

624&625 The one with the proposal

705 The Engagement picture

723&724 The one with Monica and Chandler's wedding

802 The one with the red sweater

820 The one with Rachel's baby shower

823&824 The one where Rachel has a baby

914 The one with blind dates

923&924 The one inn Barbados

1012 The One With Phoebe's Wedding

 

The one with Phoebe's wedding

 
 


Now watch an episode from the movie "Once" on Youtube, where the main character is singing about his love experience (hoover = vacuum cleaner)  & watch this animated version:

 

 


Ten years ago
I fell in love with an Irish girl
She took my heart

But she went and screwed some guy she knew
and now I'm in Dublin with a broken heart

Oh broken hearted Hoover fixer sucker guy
Oh broken hearted Hoover fixer sucker, sucker guy

One day I'll go there and win her once again
but until then I'm just a sucker of a guy
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