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Пополняем словарный запас: тема "Отношения - Relationships"

Люди часто не только встречаются, влюбляются и женятся :), но и расстаются.

Вы знаете, как поговорить на эту несколько личную тему - отношения - на английском?

Если не уверены, давайте начнем с текста о расставаниях знаменитостей, все равно многие подробности их личной жизни известны широкой публике. Итак, читаем:


Celebrity breakups


This text is about celebrity breakups – a recurring global news item! Relationships vocabulary is highlighted and explained below. 

This year a number of famous celebrity couples have broken up. For some of them it’s the first time but for others it isn’t.

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes were one of the most famous couples in the world. He was a super rich film star and she was a young actress when they met. They seemed to be very happy together and had a large family but things changed. Now they have split up. Tom was married several times before so it’s not the first time he has to get a divorce. For Katie, however, it’s her first marriage.

Another famous couple is Johnny Depp and French actress Vanessa Paradis. They have announced they will end their relationship and go their separate ways. But why? Is having a relationship too hard for celebrities? Do they spend too long apart? Do they receive too much attention from the media?

Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore also called it quits in 2012. He is a young actor and she is a very famous actress who was previously married to Bruce Willis but they separated many years ago. Some believe it was their different ages that made their relationship difficult because he was a lot younger than her. Like many other celebrity relationships, she also had children from her past marriages.

Nobody really knows why celebrity couples decide to break up or file for a divorce. Some say they had differences or that they just drifted apart and no longer feel the same way about each other. Whatever the reasons are, it’s always surprising when it happens. Some couples though manage to patch things up or get back togetherlater on. Whether Tom and Katie, Johnny and Vanessa or Ashton and Demi will rekindle their relationship is unsure but many fans hope they do.




Все это, конечно, печально, но мы можем извлечь пользу для себя - пополнить свой словарный запас) Составим список английских выражений, связанных с разрывом отношений:

Relationship phrases

These phrases can be used to explain that 2 people have finished their relationship and are no longer together:

To break up

To split up

To end a relationship

To go their separate ways

To call it quits

To separate


These are for when a marriage ends and they want a divorce

To get a divorce

To file for a divorce


These are other phrases for talking about relationships

To drift apart - When the 2 people don’t spend much time together and don’t feel close anymore

and more positive ones:

To patch things up - When 2 people fix their relationship problems and become a couple again

To get back together - When 2 people who were together then split up now become a couple again

To rekindle their relationship - When 2 people who were together start seeing each other again (usually after a long split)



Чтобы потренировать эту английскую лексику, составьте предложения с темы сочетаниями, которые были для вас новыми. А можно написать целый рассказ :) Это сложнее, но эффективнее, т.к. мы лучше запоминаем то, над чем долго думаем)


Следующий этап - использование этих слов и фраз в своей речи.

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Discussion Questions


  • Do you think that celebrity couples break up more easily than ‘normal people’?
  • Are you surprised when they do?
  • Do they just do it for publicity?
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