Ứng dụng Collocation vào Speaking – Unit 7: Family

(Nguồn: English Collocations In Use Intermediate)

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A. Family relationships

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1. Sociologists talk about nuclear and extended families. A nuclear family is just parents and children. An extended family is a wider network including grandparents, cousins, etc.

2. Close relatives are those like parents, children, brothers or sisters. Distant relatives are people like second cousins (the children of a cousin of your mother or father ) or distant cousins.

3. Close/immediate family refers to people who are your nearest blood relatives:
I don’t have much close/immediate family.
She’s a distant cousin of mine; she’s not a blood relative.
( close can also be used to mean that the relationship is a very strong one:
We are a very close family, or We are a very close-knit family.

4. These adjectives also collocate with family:
loving, respectable, dysfunctional (unhappy, not working in a healthy way)
Simon came from a respectable family, so Mary’s parents felt happy about the marriage.

5. Someone’s late husband/wife is one who has died.

6. An estranged [formal] husband/wife is one who lives in a different place and has a difficult relationship with their husband/wife. They may be having a trial separation and may eventually decide to get a divorce. In some cases it can be a bitter/acrimonious divorce, [ full of anger, arguments and bad feeling)

7. A person’s ex-husband/ex-wife is a man/woman that she/he used to be married to.

8. Children whose parents have separated or divorced are said to come from a broken home. If their family is a strong, loving one it can be called a stable home. If it is a poor one, not having the things that are necessary for a pleasant life, such as enough money, food or good living conditions, it can be called a deprived home.

9. A confirmed bachelor is a man who seems to have no intention of ever marrying.

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B. Parents and children

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C. Exercise

Bài 1: Dựa vào những từ ở phần A, hoàn thành các ô trống sau:

I grew up in an (1)  _________ family as my grandparents and a couple of aunts and an uncle, who was a (2) _________ bachelor, lived with us. We saw a lot of our (3) _________ relatives as well as our close ones. I think that families tended to be much more (4) _________ then – we talked to each other more and did things together more. I’m sure there are far more (5) _________ families now than there used to be- you know, where parents hardly spend any time with their children, or with each other- and a lot of parents who are divorced. My  (6) _________ wife, who died two years ago, used to say that it is not fair on children to let them grow up in (7) _________ homes.


Bài 2: Dựa vào những từ ở phần B, hãy sửa những lỗi sai collocation trong đoạn sau đây:

Charles and I are hoping to (1) begin a family soon. We both want to (2) get lots of children.  Ideally, I’d like to have my first baby next year, when I’ll be 25. My sister is (3) waiting a baby now. It’s coming next month. She’s going to be a (4) sole parent and it’ll be hard for her to (5) grow up a child on her own.


Bài 3: Hãy nối từ ở cột A và cột B sao cho tạo thành các collocation có nghĩa

apply for
provide for
set up
your family
a divorce

1. apply for
2. get
3. estranged
4. nuclear
5. provide for
6. distant
7. set up
8. trial

Điểm số của bạn là % – đúng / câu

D. Practice

Part 1

1. Do you have a large or small family?

(*) Cố gắng sử dụng 1 số collocations Gợi ý để hình thành câu trả lời. Lưu ý là bạn KHÔNG cần dùng tất cả collocations này trong câu trả lời của mình, chỉ cần chọn ra 1 vài collocations hữu ích.

nuclear family, extended family, close relatives, distant cousins,  blood relatives, close-knit family, close/immediate family

2. Do you prefer to live in a large or small family?

nuclear family, extended family, close relatives, distant cousins,  blood relatives, close-knit family, loving family

3. Is your family important to you?

blood relatives, bring sb up,  provide for one’s family, stable home, respectable family

Part 2

Describe your family.

You should say:

– how many family members your family has

– what they do

– how close you are

and explain why your family is important to you.

nuclear family, extended family, close-knit family, loving family, respectable family, immediate family, distant cousins, blood relatives,  have children, bring up children, provide for one’s family.


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