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  • TASK 2. Match the vocabulary used to speak about family members, relatives and names with their definitions.

  • Part 1

    • 1

    • a patronymic

    • a

    • one of two or more individuals having one or both parents in common

    • 2

    • a nickname

    • b

    • any person from whom one is descended

    • 3

    • a stepchild

    • c

    • someone who is related to a person who lived a long time ago, or to a family, group of people etc that existed in the past

    • 4

    • an orphan

    • d

    • taking someone else's child into your family for a period of time but without becoming their legal parent

    • 5

    • a pseudonym

    • e

    • a process whereby a person assumes the parenting for a child and, in so doing, permanently transfers all rights and responsibilities from the biological parent or parents

    • 6

    • a nephew

    • f

    • the position of being legally responsible for someone else's child

    • 7

    • fostering

    • g

    • a child whose parents are both dead

    • 8

    • a sibling

    • h

    • a personal name based on the name of one's father, used when addressing somebody both formally as well as among friends

    • 9

    • a pet name

    • i

    • a woman's family name before she got married and started using her husband's family name

    • 10

    • an ancestor

    • j

    • a name given to someone, especially by their friends or family, that is not their real name and is often connected with what they look like or something they have done

    • 11

    • half-siblings

    • k

    • a special name you call someone who you like very much

    • 12

    • adoption

    • l

    • an invented name that a writer, artist etc uses instead of their real name

    • 13

    • guardianship

    • m

    • the son of your brother or sister, or the son of your husband's or wife's brother or sister

    • 14

    • a Christian name

    • n

    • a child that your husband or wife has from a relationship before your marriage

    • 15

    • a maiden name

    • o

    • children that only share one parent instead of two

    • 16

    • a descendant

    • p

    • a name given in church as distinguished from the surname or the family name; it is applicable to the one person only

  • Part 2

    • 1

    • a sibling

    • a

    • one of two or more individuals having one or both parents in common

    • 2

    • an ancestor

    • b

    • any person from whom one is descended

    • 3

    • a descendant

    • c

    • someone who is related to a person who lived a long time ago, or to a family, group of people etc that existed in the past

    • 4

    • fostering

    • d

    • taking someone else's child into your family for a period of time but without becoming their legal parent

    • 5

    • adoption

    • e

    • a process whereby a person assumes the parenting for a child and, in so doing, permanently transfers all rights and responsibilities from the biological parent or parents

    • 6

    • guardianship

    • f

    • the position of being legally responsible for someone else's child

    • 7

    • an orphan

    • g

    • a child whose parents are both dead

    • 8

    • a patronymic

    • h

    • a personal name based on the name of one's father, used when addressing somebody both formally as well as among friends

    • 9

    • a maiden name

    • i

    • a woman's family name before she got married and started using her husband's family name

    • 10

    • a nickname

    • j

    • a name given to someone, especially by their friends or family, that is not their real name and is often connected with what they look like or something they have done

    • 11

    • a pet name

    • k

    • a special name you call someone who you like very much

    • 12

    • a pseudonym

    • l

    • an invented name that a writer, artist etc uses instead of their real name

    • 13

    • a nephew

    • m

    • the son of your brother or sister, or the son of your husband's or wife's brother or sister

    • 14

    • a stepchild

    • n

    • a child that your husband or wife has from a relationship before your marriage

    • 15

    • half-siblings

    • o

    • children that only share one parent instead of two

  • TASK 3. Study the given vocabulary and then use one of the expressions in the sentences below.

  • Family likeness

  • to resemble somebody

  • to have a strong resemblance to each other,

  • to be the image/copy of one’s mother,

  • to be a male/female replica of one’s mother/father

  • to look alike

  • to take after someone

  • to inherit somebody’s features

  • not to see any physical resemblance

  • Age

  • to turn 20…

  • to be under/over 30…

  • to be about 20…

  • to be (on) the right/wrong side of 40…

  • to be out of one’s teens (twenties, etc)

  • to be in one’s teens (twenties, etc)

  • to be in one’s early/middle/late thirties

  • to be 50 odd

  • to be well past 80

  • to be under/of age

  • to be the same age

  • at one’s age

  • to be one’s age

  • at the age of

  • of one’s age

  • of all ages

  • to be twice as old as smb

  • to be 5 years older/younger than

  • to be born in the same generation

  • to never to see your (age) again, e.g. She will never see 20 again.

  • to get on in years, e.g. He’s getting on in years.

  • to be back in one’s second childhood

  • to look one’s age

  • to outlive smb by … years

  • to look young for one’s age

  • to lie about one’s age

  • to get to one’s age

  • Sentences

  1. You are only 15. Do you think you should be smoking _______?

  2. You are lucky to have the chance to go to university. When I _______, I had to get a job and provide for my big family.

  3. John F. Kennedy became one of the youngest presidents of the US _______ 43.

  4. Isn’t Peter home yet? A child _______ should be in bed by 10 – at the least!

  5. The great thing about roller-blading is that people _______ seem to be doing it – young and old!

  6. My brother is _______ the boy next door. They are in the same class at school.

  7. You are not really 50, are you? You don’t _______!

  8. When you _______, you will realize that there is more to life than going clubbing and riding motorbikes.

  9. Both the girls were _______ for drinking, but knew in that café they'd be served without any trouble.

  10. Our grandpa’s behaviour proves that he is _______, but he is so happy!

  11. At 16 John is _______ Karen, and Karen is _______ Lisa, who is 4 years old.

  12. David, her youngest, had grown out of all his clothes, and although he was 3 _______ his elder brother Willie, he was a head taller.

  13. Although slow and _______ 43, Gabby Hinton was classy and a strong believer in football and family entertainment.

  14. Like all his brothers, Charles was destined to _______ his wife; and in a sense we may not wonder at that fact.

  15. Women _______, men - about their income.

  • TASK 4. Study the given vocabulary

  • Love and marriage

    • to be married to somebody

    • to marry somebody = to get married to smb

    • to marry into smb’s family

    • to be engaged, an engagement

    • to go out with smb = to date smb

    • to make a date with smb for … o’clock

    • to court smb, courtship

    • to have a steady girl/boy-friend

    • to flirt

    • love at first sight

    • to fall in love with smb

    • to be in love with each other

    • to ask for a girl’s hand = to propose to smb

    • a marriage proposal = a proposal of marriage

    • to accept/to decline a proposal of marriage

    • to meet with a refusal

    • an engagement; an engagement ring

    • a wedding; a wedding ceremony; a wedding reception; a white wedding

    • a match, a love match

    • a marriage of convenience

    • to marry smb off

    • a silver/golden wedding anniversary,

    • a fiancée (a female); a fiancé ( a male)

    • a bride, a bridegroom

    • a bridal pair

    • a best man

    • a bridesmaid,

    • a witness

    • a registry office

    • to sign the register

    • a married couple

    • a spouse

    • a newly married couple = newly weds

    • a wedding ring; a wedding guest; a wedding gift; a wedding cake

    • a honeymoon; to honeymoon,

    • a dowry

    • to live with smb

    • to marry smb for his/her money, for security

    • to divorce smb, to be/get divorced from smb

    • to be separated from smb

    • to get on well with smb

    • to be widowed, a widow, a widower, a grass widow,

    • an ex-husband/wife

    • to be/remained single, a single man/woman

    • a spinster = an old maid

    • a bachelor