Jul 18, 2016

Collocations 18: Family relationships

37 cards
, 77 answers
  • Family relationships — Flashcards
    • 1.  . . . 
      nuclear
      family — just parents and children

      1. 2.  . . . 
        extended
        family — a wider network including grandparents, cousins, etc.

        1. 3.  . . . 
          close
          relatives — parents, children, brothers or sisters

          1. 4.  . . . 
            distant
            relatives — the children of a cousin of your mother of father (second or distant cousins)

            1. 5.  . . . 
              close
              or  . . . 
              immediate
              family — people who are your nearest blood relatives

              1. 6.  . . . 
                dysfunctional
                family — unhappy, not working in a healthy way

                1. 7.  . . . 
                  late
                  husband or wife — one who has died

                  1. 8.  . . . 
                    estranged
                    [formal] husband or wife — one who lives in a different place and has a difficult relationship with their husband/wife

                    1. 9.  . . . 
                      trial
                      separation

                      1. 10.  . . . 
                        get
                        a divorce

                        1. 11.  . . . 
                          bitter
                          or  . . . 
                          acrimonious
                          divorce — full of anger, arguments and bad feeling

                          1. 12.  . . . 
                            confirmed
                            bachelor — a man who seems to have no intention of ever marrying

                            1. 13.  . . . 
                              broken home
                              — the children whose parents have separated or divorced are said to come from

                              1. 14.  . . . 
                                stable
                                home — a strong, loving family

                                1. 15.  . . . 
                                  deprived
                                  home — a poor family, not having the things that are necessary for a pleasant life

                                  1. 16.  . . . 
                                    respectable
                                    family — of good repute

                                  2. Parents and children.
                                    • 1.  . . . 
                                      start
                                      a family — NOT begin family

                                      1. 2.  . . . 
                                        have
                                        children — NOT get children

                                        1. 3.  . . . 
                                          expect
                                          a baby — NOT wait (for) a baby

                                          1. 4.  . . . 
                                            have
                                            a baby — NOT get a baby

                                            1. 5. the baby is  . . . 
                                              due
                                              — expected to arrive

                                              1. 6.  . . . 
                                                single
                                                parent — may be either unmarried or divorced

                                                1. 7.  . . . 
                                                  raise
                                                  a family /  . . . 
                                                  bring up
                                                  children

                                                  1. 8. apply for  . . . 
                                                    custody
                                                    of / give or grant [formal]  . . . 
                                                    custody
                                                    — the legal right or duty to car for a child after its parent have separated or died

                                                    1. 9.  . . . 
                                                      provide
                                                      for your family — to earn enough money to support your family

                                                      1. 10.  . . . 
                                                        set up
                                                        home — to start an independent life in one’s own flat or house

                                                      2. Fill the gaps in this old man’s memories about his life, use the words below.
                                                        • distant      dysfunctional      broken      close      extended      confirmed      late

                                                          1. I grew up in an family as my grandparents and a couple of aunts and an uncle, who was a bachelor, lived with us. We saw a lot of our relatives as well as our close ones. I think that families tended to be much more -knit then — we talked to each other more and did things together more. I’m sure there are far more families now than there used to be — you know, where parents hardly spend any time with their children, or with each other — and a lot of parents who are divorced. My wife, who died two years ago, used to say that it is not fair on children to let them grow up in homes.

                                                          2. Correct the six collocation errors in this young woman’s plans for the future. Use the clues.
                                                            • Charles and I are hoping to begin a family soon. We both want to get lots of children. Ideally, I’d like to have my first baby next year, when I’ll be 25. My sister is waiting a baby now. It’s coming next month. She’s going to be a sole parent and it’ll be hard for her to grow up a child on her own.

                                                              single      raise      expecting      start      have      due

                                                              Charles and I are hoping to a family soon. We both want to lots of children. Ideally, I’d like to have my first baby next year, when I’ll be 25. My sister is a baby now. It’s next month. She’s going to be a parent and it’ll be hard for her to a child on her own.

                                                            • Match the two parts of these collocations.
                                                              • 1. apply for  . . . 
                                                                custody
                                                                1. wife
                                                                2. home
                                                                3. custody
                                                                4. cousin
                                                                5. separation
                                                                6. family
                                                                7. your family
                                                                8. a divorce

                                                              • 2. get  . . . 
                                                                a divorce
                                                                1. family
                                                                2. custody
                                                                3. wife
                                                                4. cousin
                                                                5. separation
                                                                6. a divorce
                                                                7. your family
                                                                8. home

                                                              • 3. estranged  . . . 
                                                                wife
                                                                1. a divorce
                                                                2. custody
                                                                3. family
                                                                4. wife
                                                                5. home
                                                                6. cousin
                                                                7. your family
                                                                8. separation

                                                              • 4. nuclear  . . . 
                                                                family
                                                                1. home
                                                                2. family
                                                                3. a divorce
                                                                4. cousin
                                                                5. separation
                                                                6. custody
                                                                7. wife
                                                                8. your family

                                                              • 5. provide for  . . . 
                                                                your family
                                                                1. your family
                                                                2. family
                                                                3. home
                                                                4. wife
                                                                5. cousin
                                                                6. custody
                                                                7. a divorce
                                                                8. separation

                                                              • 6. distant  . . . 
                                                                cousin
                                                                1. custody
                                                                2. your family
                                                                3. wife
                                                                4. a divorce
                                                                5. family
                                                                6. home
                                                                7. separation
                                                                8. cousin

                                                              • 7. set up  . . . 
                                                                home
                                                                1. separation
                                                                2. cousin
                                                                3. wife
                                                                4. family
                                                                5. a divorce
                                                                6. home
                                                                7. your family
                                                                8. custody

                                                              • 8. trial  . . . 
                                                                separation
                                                                1. cousin
                                                                2. home
                                                                3. your family
                                                                4. separation
                                                                5. a divorce
                                                                6. custody
                                                                7. wife
                                                                8. family

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