Wednesday, 31 January 2018

IELTS Vocabulary: Relationship

Part 1: style questions
Examiner: Do you see your friends very often?
Answer: Yes, we meet up most weekends...we all get on really well and have  a lot in common so we're always happy doing the same thing and going to the same places.

Examiner: What do you like about your close friend?
Answer: I think we enjoy each other's company...we see eye -to -eye on most things so we rarely fall out with each other.

Examiner: Have you known each other long?
Answer: most of them..yes...although my closet friend May ...we struck of a relationship at college and got on like a house on fire.. but other relationships go back years to when we were at school.
Part 2: Task
describe a person you are very close to. you should say:
  • who this person is
  • when you meet them
  • where you meet them
and say what it is about them you like so much
i'd like to talk about my boyfriends... Joe, we got to know each other at university almost 4 years ago...we were in the same department...initially we were just good friends and used to go out in a groups with our other friends...when Jose went back to Spain for the holidays, we would keep in touch each other... then one year Joe invited me to come to Spain with him...that's when we fell for each other I think... so you couldn't really say it was love at first sight as it had been over one year since we'd met...but we really hit it off and by the time we got back to university in September we were able to tell all our friends that we were in a relationship... what I like Joe...he's very kind...very funny ..and very supportive... and we've really well matched in our interests ...  he hasn't popped the question yet though...but we've talked about getting married and I think we've both ready to settle down and have children...we'll just have to wait and see...
Part 3: Style questions
examiner: do you think marriage still as important as ever?
answer: certainly is in my country... I think the problem for some people is a lack of commitment ..all relationships have their ups and downs but some people prefer to break up rather than working at the relationship.

examiner: what do you think  is the ideal time to get married?
answer:  Personally... I think you should wait until you've found yourself first...decided if you want a career... perhaps do some travelling should do this tying the knot...although if you fall head over heels in love plans like these can easily be forgotten.

examiner: is it important to keep in contact with our friends when we're in a relationship?
answer: absolutely's so easy to drift apart from your friends when you fall in love..but I think both partners should try not lose touch with their friends..that's the best way to have to a healthy relationship with your partner.


  1. to get on really well with: to understand someone and enjoy similar interests hòa thuận, hiểu nhau, có mối quan hệ tốt với ai đó.
  2. to have a lot in common: to share similar interests có nhiều điểm chung
  3. to enjoy someone's company: to like spending time with someone: thật sự vui khi ở bên nhau, sung sướng, rất thích ở cùng nhau.
  4. to see eye-to-eye: to agree on a subject: đồng ý với nhau, có cùng quan điểm.
  5. to fall out with: to have a disagreement and stop being friends. bất đồng ý kiến, có mối quan hệ xấu
  6. to strike up relationship: to begin a friendship, bắt đầu một mối quan hệ
  7. to get on like a house on fire: to like someone's company very much indeed, có mối quan hệ tốt với ai đó.
  8. go back years: to have known someone for a long time., biết một người nào đó trong một thời gian dài
  9. to get to know: to begin to know someone, bắt đầu quen biết ai đó
  10. to be just good friend: to be not romantically involved, chỉ là những người bạn tốt
  11. to fall for: fall in love, có cảm tình với ai đó
  12. to hit it off: quickly become good friends with, nhanh chóng trở thành bạn tốt
  13. to be in a relationship: to be romantically involved with someone, trong mối quan hệ yêu đương với ai đó
  14. to be well matched: to be similar to hợp nhau
  15. to be pop the question: to ask someone to marry you cầu hôn
  16. to be settle down: to give up the single life and start a family, lập gia đình
  17. to have ups and downs: to have good and bad times: những khoảng thời gian tốt, xấu, thăng trầm
  18. to break up: to end romantic relationship, ly dị
  19. to working at the relationship: to try a maintain a positive relationship with someone, cố gắng duy trì mối quan hệ với ai đó
  20. to tie the knot: to get married, kết hôn
  21. to fall head over heels in love: to start to love someone a lot, say như điếu đổ, yêu say đắm
  22. to drift apart: to become less close to someone mất dần tình bạn với ai đó, không còn liên lạc
  23. to lose touch with: to not see or hear from someone any longer, mất liên lạc
  24. a healthy relationship: a good, positive relationship, một mối quan hệ tốt

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