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Family Members and Relations in the Family

average ['xvqrIG] /small/large family средняя/маленькая/большая семья  
consist of (v) [kqn'sIst] состоять из  
nephew (n) ['nevju:] племянник  
niece (n) [ni:s] племянница  
relatives (n) (relations) ['relqtIvz] родственники  
stepdaughter (n) ['stepdLtq] падчерица  
stepfather (n) ['stepfRDq] отчим  
stepmother (n)['stepmADq] мачеха  
stepson (n) ['stepsAn] пасынок  
twins (n) [twInz] близнецы  
admire (v) [qd'maIq] smb любить, обожать кого-либо
be attached [q'txCt] to быть привязанным к
be devoted [dI'vqutId] to быть преданным
blame (v) [bleIm] smb винить, обвинять
caring (adj) [`kFqriN] заботливый
close (adj) [klqus] близкий
cordial (adj) ['kLdjql] сердечный, радужный
difficulty (n) [`dIfIkqltI] трудность
distant (adj) [`dIstqnt] далекий
elderly (adj) [`eldqlI] пожилой
frank (adj) [frxNk] откровенный, искренний
friendly (adj) [`frendlI] дружеский
hostile (adj) [`hOstaIl] враждебный
impartial (adj) [im'pRSql] безразличный
intolerant (adj) [In'tOlqrqnt] нетерпимый
loving (adj)[`lAvIN] любящий
provide (v) for the family [prq'vaId] обеспечивать семью
reliable (adj) [rq'laIqbl] надежный
respectful (adj) [rIs'pektful] уважительный
share the domestic chores [CLz] делить, разделять домашние обязанности
take care [kFq] of smb заботиться о ком-либо
warm (adj) [wLm] теплый
wonderful (adj) ['wAndeful] прекрасный
worry (v) about smb ['wArI] беспокоиться о ком-либо

Post-reading Activity

Ex. 9. Answer the following questions.

1. How old are you? 2. Where are you from? 3. Where and when were you born? 4. What are your good habits? 5. Who do you most take after? 6. Do you easily make friends? 7. Are you on friendly terms with all your group mates? 8. What talents do you think you have? 9. Is it necessary to have a hobby? Why? 10. What is the right age for young people to get married? 11. Are you for small or large families? 12. What do you do if your parents are not right (in your opinion)? 13. What do your parents make you do that you don't like doing? 14. What is your parents' attitude to your friends? 15. Why does the fathers-and-sons problem always exist? 16. What is your idea of a good husband (wife)? 17. What does family happiness depend on?




Ex. 10. Arrange the following words in pairs of antonyms and translate them.

1. hard-working

2. generous

3. cheerful

4. strong

5. clever

6. relaxed

7. nice

8. optimistic

9. honest

10.reserved

11.sensitive

12.reliable

a. miserable

b. tense

c. horrible

d. pessimistic

e. dishonest

f. emotional

g. lazy

h. insensitive

i. unreliable

j. mean

k. weak

l. stupid






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