This month we studied relationships. i.e. How you know someone.
Here is the Vocabulary:
|More personal relationship words
step- (father, mother)
half – (brother, sister)
friend from (high school)
|More professional relationships
We also learnt words for talking about relationships:
|More verbs to discuss relationships
|get along with
have a good relationship with
look up to
hit it off
have a crush on
go out with
break up with
to be/get engaged to
|Idioms about relationships||fair-weather friend
keep someone at arm’s length
be at odds with somebody
be on the same wavelength
be on nodding terms with someone
be crazy about someone
go out with someone
The grammar point for the month was a range of tenses. Here is a summary:
We also practised our viewing skills using the following video from English Firsthand 2:
In the final week we looked at talking about bad news. Specifically how to be empathetic.
We used this guideline:
- Share your experience and ask how about you?
- Listen and then ask how do you feel about that?
- listen well, so that you understand their story and then share a similar life experience you had.