For Vera's benefit, I post a vocabulary lesson on
Refer to Focus Words and Focus Phrases only.
1 Which four family members are missing from the list because they are so well known?
2 How many of the family words can be used to include both male and female members of the family?
3 Write a short paragraph about a real or imaginary wedding. Use as many of the relevant words as possible.
4 Choose family members from the list. Explain how you are related, e.g.
- I've got three aunts altogether. One is my mother's sister, another is the wife of one of my mother's brothers, and the other is my father's sister.
PARTS OF SPEECH, PREFIXES AND SUFFIXES
1. Which two of these words can be used as a verb?
What does each mean?
2 Which three of these words can take the suffix -less to form an adjective meaning 'without'?
3 Which of the following:
a is someone who your parents are looking after as if he were a member of the family?
b is related to you through your own or your sister's marriage?
c is the child of your stepfather or stepmother but not of your natural mother or father?
d is the natural child of one of your own natural parents?
4 Which of the word-parts in the box can be used with each of the relations below?
sister father parents grandchild
mother son children
cousin uncle daughter
a Which of these words and expressions means 'a child whose parents have both died'?
b What do the others mean?
(Taken and adapted from "More Than Words Book II")
This happens to be my present ;)
- Family Ties