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Vocabulary Lessons



Relationships are a part of everyday life, whether they be with online keypals, roommates, or co-workers. Doing things together on a regular basis can improve friendships, too. Listen to the words below and consult a dictionary if you need a definition. Write a sample sentence for each word to learn how it is used in context. You can use the Internet to find such sentences and related information.

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

  • friend / pal / buddy
  • keypal / penfriend
  • acquaintance
  • roommate
  • classmate
  • colleague
  • partner
  • date
  • boyfriend
  • co-worker
  • associate
  • companion
  • get together with
  • go steady / go out with
  • hang out with
  • spend time with
  • meet
  • see someone (=date)
Also, treat someone to dinner


Follow-Up Activity

Choose three people (family member, friend, classmate, roommate) with whom you have a relationship. What is your relationship like? What kinds of things do you do together? What are people like in terms of their personalities? 

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