Jul 19, 2016

Collocations 19: Relationships

41 cards
, 94 answers
  • Flashcards
    • 1. to  . . . 
      make
      friends — NOT find friends

      1. 2. to  . . . 
        strike up
        a friendship — start a friendship

        1. 3. to  . . . 
          form
          or to  . . . 
          develop
          a friendship — NOT make a friendship

          1. 4. to  . . . 
            cement
            a friendship — strengthen a friendship

            1. 5. to  . . . 
              spoil
              a friendship — have a bad effect on

              1. 6. a friendship  . . . 
                grows
                — get stronger

                1. 7.  . . . 
                  special
                  friends — close friends

                  1. 8.  . . . 
                    mutual
                    friends — friends that you share with someone else

                    1. 9. a  . . . 
                      casual
                      acquaintance — someone you know a little

                      1. 10. have a good  . . . 
                        relationship
                        with someone — NOT have a relation or relations with

                        1. 11. keep in  . . . 
                          contact
                          or  . . . 
                          touch
                          — opposite = lose contact or touch

                        2. A love story: more than just good friends.
                          • 1.
                            I  . . . 
                            fell madly in love with
                            Anton from the moment I met him. It was certainly  . . . 
                            love at first sight
                            . I knew at once that he was  . . . 
                            the love of my live
                            but at first I was not sure if my  . . . 
                            love was returned
                            or not. Within a few days, however, he had told me that he was  . . . 
                            desperately in love
                            with me too. A couple of weeks later, we realized that we wanted to  . . . 
                            make a commitment
                            to each other and, when Anton asked me to marry him, I immediately  . . . 
                            accepted his proposal
                            . I’m sure we will always  . . . 
                            love each other unconditionally
                            . Neither of us would ever consider  . . . 
                            having an affair
                            with someone else.

                          • Quizzes:
                            Choose an appropriate word to complete each sentence.
                            • 1. Kay is quite a shy person and finds it hard to  . . . 
                              make
                              friends.
                              1. spoil
                              2. have
                              3. make

                            • 2. Do Paul and Sophie  . . . 
                              have
                              a good relationship?
                              1. spoil
                              2. have
                              3. make

                            • 3. Sam is always  . . . 
                              striking
                              up friendship with people he meets on trains and planes.
                              1. striking
                              2. spoil
                              3. make

                            • 4. I hope their disagreement over the bill won’t  . . . 
                              spoil
                              their friendship.
                              1. make
                              2. spoil
                              3. have

                            • 5. It’s amazing, when you meet someone new, how often you find that you have some  . . . 
                              mutual
                              friends.
                              1. best
                              2. mutual
                              3. close

                            • 6. Apparently, people  . . . 
                              form
                              most of their closest friendships when they are young.
                              1. spoil
                              2. form
                              3. make

                            • 7. I wouldn’t call Graham a close friend, more a casual  . . . 
                              acquaintance
                              .
                              1. love
                              2. acquaintance
                              3. friendship

                            • 8. We didn’t really like each other at first, but our friendship  . . . 
                              grew
                              as we got to know each other better.
                              1. make
                              2. grew
                              3. end

                          • Fill the gaps in these collocations. Use the words below as a clue.
                            • proposal      friends      make      keep      affair      up      love      sight      lose

                              1. special

                                1. a commitment

                                  1. accept a

                                    1. return someone’s

                                      1. have an

                                        1. in contact

                                          1. contact

                                            1. strike a friendship

                                              1. love at first

                                              2. Answer these questions about the collocations on the opposite page.
                                                • 1. Which collocation suggests that friendship can be seen as a plant?
                                                  1. accept a proposal
                                                  2. keep in touch with
                                                  3. grow a friendship
                                                  4. fall madly in love
                                                  5. close friends

                                                • 2. Which collocation suggests that love is close to being crazy?
                                                  1. close friends
                                                  2. accept a proposal
                                                  3. fall madly in love
                                                  4. keep in touch with
                                                  5. grow a friendship

                                                • 3. Which collocation from the love story means agree to marry someone?
                                                  1. fall madly in love
                                                  2. accept a proposal
                                                  3. close friends
                                                  4. grow a friendship
                                                  5. keep in touch with

                                                • 4. Which collocation means the same as special friends?
                                                  1. accept a proposal
                                                  2. grow a friendship
                                                  3. keep in touch with
                                                  4. close friends
                                                  5. fall madly in love

                                                • 5. Which collocation means the same as keep in contact with?
                                                  1. keep in touch with
                                                  2. close friends
                                                  3. fall madly in love
                                                  4. grow a friendship
                                                  5. accept a proposal

                                              3. Complete these questions.
                                                • 1. Have you ever fallen in love at first  . . . 
                                                  sight
                                                  ?
                                                  1. fell
                                                  2. returned
                                                  3. life
                                                  4. make
                                                  5. have
                                                  6. sight

                                                • 2. Do you think it’s true that men are more reluctant to  . . . 
                                                  make
                                                  a commitment than women?
                                                  1. make
                                                  2. returned
                                                  3. have
                                                  4. fell
                                                  5. life
                                                  6. sight

                                                • 3. How old were you when you  . . . 
                                                  fell
                                                  in love for the first time?
                                                  1. life
                                                  2. make
                                                  3. returned
                                                  4. fell
                                                  5. have
                                                  6. sight

                                                • 4. Do you think it is possible to have one person who is the love of your  . . . 
                                                  life
                                                  ?
                                                  1. have
                                                  2. fell
                                                  3. sight
                                                  4. returned
                                                  5. make
                                                  6. life

                                                • 5. Have you ever been in love with someone who has not  . . . 
                                                  returned
                                                  your love?
                                                  1. returned
                                                  2. sight
                                                  3. life
                                                  4. have
                                                  5. make
                                                  6. fell

                                                • 6. Do you think that men or women are more likely to be tempted to  . . . 
                                                  have
                                                  an affair?
                                                  1. sight
                                                  2. fell
                                                  3. returned
                                                  4. life
                                                  5. have
                                                  6. make

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