IELTS Level 1 - Unit 1 Part 2 Speaking Vocabulary

Topic-based Vocabulary – Relationships

Here are some part 1, 2 and 3 questions on the subject of relationships. It is important to use topic-based vocabulary to maximize your score in the speaking test, so below are some common expressions:

• to break up: to end a romantic relationship
• to drift apart: to become less close to someone
• to enjoy someone’s company: to like spending time with someone
• to fall for: to fall in love
• to fall head over heels in love: to start to love someone a lot
• to fall out with: to have a disagreement and stop being friends
• to get on like a house on fire: to like someone’s company very much indeed
• to get on well with: to understand someone and enjoy similar interests
• to get to know: to begin to know someone
• to go back years: to have known someone for a long time
• to have a lot in common: to share similar interests
• to have ups and downs: to have good and bad times
• a healthy relationship: a good, positive relationship
• to hit it off: to quickly become good friends with
• to be in a relationship: to be romantically involved with someone
• to be just good friends: to not be romantically involved
• to keep in touch with: to keep in contact with
• to lose touch with: to not see or hear from someone any longer
• love at first sight: to fall in love immediately you meet someone
• to pop the question: to ask someone to marry you
• to see eye to eye: to agree on a subject
• to settle down: to give up the single life and start a family
• to strike up a relationship: to begin a friendship
• to tie the knot: to get married
• to be well matched: to be similar to
• to work at a relationship: to try to maintain a positive relationship with someone

Part 1
Do you see your friends very often?
What do you like about your close friends?

Part 2
Describe a disagreement that you had with another person. You should say:
• who the other person was
• what the disagreement was about
• how you resolved it
• and what the result was.

Describe a person you are very close to. You should say:
• who this person is
• when you met them
• where you met them
and say what it is about them you like so much.

Part 3
1. What disagreements do teenagers often have with their parents?
2. What do young children tend to argue about with each other?
3. Do you think that it’s important to be polite?
4. Do you think marriage is still as important as ever?
5. What do you think is the ideal time to get married?
6. Is it important to keep in contact with our friends when we’re in a relationship?

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