Discussion point: Family Relationships
“In time of test, family is best!’'
- Family types
Nuclear family Extended family
(a family group that consists only of father, (a family consisting of the nuclear family mother and children) and their blood relatives)
- Second family
|half brother||зведений брат (спільні батько або мати)|
- Marital Relationships
|Engaged-get engaged to||(заручений) заручитись|
|Married-get married to||одружитись|
|Start a relationship||почати стосунки|
|Divorced-get divorced from||(розлучений) мрозлучитись|
1). Black sheep of the family (the worst member of the family)
Mary is the black sheep of the family
2). Run in the family (a characteristic that appears in many(or all) members of a family)
My brothers and I have red hair. It runs in the family.
3). Blood is thicker than water (family relations are more important than all other relationships)
This housekeeper looked after him for many years, but he still left all his money to his only son. Blood is thicker than the water, you know.
4). A chip off the old block (someone who is similar in character to their mother or father)
She enjoys joking like her mother does-she’s real chip off the old block!