June 2018 High School

This month we studied relationships. i.e. How you know someone.

Here is the Vocabulary:

PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS friend

partner

husband

wife

relative

roommate

More personal relationship words

 

mother (in-law)

father (in-law)

sister (in-law

brother (in-law)

daughter (in-law)

son (in-law)

grandmother

grandfather

aunt

uncle

cousin

step- (father, mother)

half – (brother, sister)

ex- wife/husband

nuclear family

extended family

couple

companion

significant other

best friend

old friend

friend from (high school)

PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

 

boss

customer

colleague

coworker

client

More professional relationships

 

contractor

competitor

business partner

rival

former boss

OTHER RELATIONSHIPS administrator

teacher

stranger

neighbor

classmate

We also learnt words for talking about relationships:

More verbs to discuss relationships

 

get along with

have a good relationship with

look up to

rebel against

compete with

hit it off

have a crush on

flirt with

go out with

break up with

to date

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:

2verb tense cards 

verb tense cards

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:

  1. Share your experience and ask how about you?
  2. Listen and then ask how do you feel about that?
  3. listen well, so that you understand their story and then share a similar life experience you had.

 

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