Here are interesting words and collocations to use in your answers for IELTS topics about Family, Friends and Relationships.

 

Family, Friends and Relationships vocab — List of words and collocations

acquaintances (n)
boast (v)
capricious (adj)
face to face
gossip (v)
hassle free (adj)
immediate family (n)
judicious (adj)
keep in touch with smb
loved ones (n)
make small talk
raising children
see eye to eye with smb



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Family, Friends and Relationships vocab — Explanations & Examples

#538
acquaintances (n) — persons one knows slightly, but who are not close friends
People can have 100 or 1000 "friends" on Facebook, but in fact they're just acquaintances.

Family and Relationships
#389
boast (v) — to speak proudly about oneself
Boasting about your money is worse than about your achievements.

Family and Relationships
#404
capricious (adj) — given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behavior
You know, children might be capricious sometimes.

Family and Relationships
Idioms and collocations
#386
face to face — in person (about communication)
I prefer talking face to face, rather than on the phone or online.

Family and Relationships
#387
gossip (v) — to talk about people so that they don't know about it
People who gossip are not living their own lives.

Family and Relationships
#341
hassle free (adj) — without problems
When I was a kid I was really quiet and hassle free.

Family and Relationships
Idioms and collocations
#531
immediate family (n) — includes parents, spouses, siblings, children.
Usually I celebrate my birthdays with my immediate family, without any lavish banquets.

Family and Relationships
#544
judicious (adj) — Having, showing, or done with good judgment or sense.
My youngest son is the most judicious compared to his siblings.

Family and Relationships
Idioms and collocations
#385
keep in touch with smb — stay connected
I still keep in touch with some friends from my first school.

Family and Relationships
#542
loved ones (n) — People who are loved by someone
We always care about our loved ones.

Family and Relationships
Idioms and collocations
#388
make small talk — to talk about insignificant things
I spend at least one hour daily making small talk to friends on the phone.

Family and Relationships
#543
raising children — Parenting
Raising children has become significantly more time-consuming and expensive.

Family and Relationships
Idioms and collocations
#384
see eye to eye with smb — be of the same opinion with
I didn't see eye to eye with my sister when we were growing up.

Family and Relationships