36 terms

unit 1 A family affair : extra KEY WORDS


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an only child
a child who has no sisters or brothers
the eldest
being the oldest of three or more people, especially within a family:
the in-laws
the parents of your husband or wife and other members of their family
the woman who is married to someone's father but who is not their real mother
members of your family
do the housework
do the work of keeping a house clean and tidy
do the chores
do a job or piece of work that is often boring or unpleasant but needs to be done regularly
worry about
think about problems or unpleasant things that might happen in a way that makes you feel unhappy and frightened:
care about
to think that something is important and to feel interested in it
disagree (with somebody) (about/on/over
have a different opinion
the state of sharing the same opinion or feeling
a situation where people have different opinions about something and often argue
do things in a particular way
the way that somebody behaves, especially towards other people
it depends on
to be affected or decided by something
It would depend on the circumstances.
family values
the beliefs about what is morally right or wrong and what is the most important in your family life
mentally and physically an adult
behaving in a sensible way, like an adult
behaving in a way that is not sensible and is typical of people who are much younger
giving attention or thought to what you are doing
not giving attention or thought to what you are doing
able to make good judgements based on reason and experience rather than emotion
responsible for sth
that you can trust and rely on
argue (with somebody) (about/over something)
speak angrily to somebody because you disagree with them
a conversation or discussion in which two or more people disagree, often angrily
agree with
have the same opinion as somebody
it is my duty to do it
something that you feel you have to do because it is your moral or legal responsibility
elderly parents
used as a polite word for 'old'
get on with
continue doing sth
do up
repair or decorate a building so that it looks more attractive
clear up
make a place tidy
go on
wear out
make so extremely tired
be worn out
be, extremely tired/ exhausted
pick up
collect so or sth
easily upset by what people say or do