supportive of sb
/ səˈpɔːtɪv ɒv, (ə)v /
All our friends were very supportive of us when my father lost his job.
/ kɒndɪˈsɛndɪŋ ˈatɪtjuːd /
One of my classmates is quite unpopular because of her condescending attitude towards the others.
sensitive to sth
/ ˈsɛnsɪtɪv tuː /
My brother is so sensitive to criticism about his schoolwork that it can take him days or even weeks to get over a bad grade.
to fall out with sb
/ fɔːl aʊt wɪð /
Unfortunately, my father's parents fell out with my mother's parents.
to sort out problems
/ sɔːt aʊt ˈprɒbləm /
We try to sort out our problems by taking together and sometimes ask for our grandparents' advice.
lenient about sth
/ ˈliːnɪənt əˈbaʊt /
Simetimes parents try to make up for not having enough time for their children by being linient about bedtimes or watching TV.
/ ˈfɒstə ˈpɛːr(ə)nt /
People who want a child are often reluctant to become foster parents as they are afraid that the biological parents will want their child back.
felelősséget vállal vmiért
to take responsibility for sth
/ teɪk rɪˌspɒnsɪˈbɪlɪti fɔː, fə /
It is important to bring up children so that they are willing to take responsibility for their actions.
/ ˈtɒdlə /
My brother has a baby boy and two toddlers, so his house is always full of noise and toys are scattered all around the living room.
/ ˈfamɪli, -m(ə)l- ˈplanɪŋ /
In theory, family planning makes it possible to establish a safe financial and emotional environment before having children.
/ ˈstɛpmʌðə ˈstɛpfɑːðə /
My best friend is lucky to have a stepmother he can really rely on and turn to when he has a problem.
örököl vmit vkitől
to inherit sth from sy
/ ɪnˈhɛrɪt frɒm, frəm /
One of my cousins inherited a convenienve store from a relative, and can't decide whether to give up his job and run it or sell it.
touchy about sth
/ ˈtʌtʃi əˈbaʊt /
My little sister, who is a bit plump, is very touchy about her weight and we try not to make remarsk about it.
to take after sb
/ teɪk ˈɑːftə /
My sister takes after my mother both in her looks and the way she behaves.
jó viszonyban van vkivel
to be on good terms with sb
/ biː ɒn gʊd təːm wɪð /
We are on really good terms with our cousins. We often go together to do some sports or play board games.
to grieve for sb/sth
/ griːv fɔː, fə /
After grieving for my mother for three years, my father has finally started to see his friends and go out with them.
/ ˈgɑːdɪən /
My uncle and his wife make excellent guardians to my cousins whose parents died in a road accident.
felbontja az eljegyzést
to break off an engagement
/ breɪk ɒf an, ən ɪnˈgeɪdʒm(ə)nt, ɛn- /
When my brother's girlfriend broke off their engagement, he was devestated.
to take into consideration
/ teɪk ˈɪntʊ, ˈɪntə kənsɪdəˈreɪʃ(ə)n /
My grandmother always takes our wishes into consideration when she cooks on weekends.
/ ðɪ ˈɛldəli /
It is important for the your to respect the elderly and to learn from them as they have a great deal of experience.
to be expecting a baby
/ biː ɪkˈspɛkt, ɛk- eɪ ˈbeɪbi /
My sister is expecting a baby in June and last week she found out from the ultrasound it is going to be a girl.
to go to the cemetery
/ gəʊ tuː ðə ˈsɛmɪtri /
We go to the cemetery to visit our grandparents' graves on their birthdays.
to go on a date
/ gəʊ ɒn eɪ deɪt /
Despite lifestyle changes, going on a date is still a very important phase of a relationship.
to make a lifestyle choice
/ meɪk eɪ ˈlʌɪfstʌɪl tʃɔɪs /
Now people make quite diverse lifestyle choices about whether to marry, live alone, or with a friend.
/ sɛlf ˈkɒnʃəs /
Teenagers are often self-conscious, and it is best not to make jokes about this because it only makes things worse.
to tell a fib
/ tɛl eɪ fɪb /
If parents tell their children no to lie, they should never lie or even tell fibs themselves.
/ ɪndɪˈsʌɪsɪv /
My aunt is so indecisive that it takes her at least half an hour in the mornings to decide what to wear.
/ ˈgɒdpɛːr(ə)nt /
I am very lucky because my godparents moved to New Zealand some years ago, so I get to spend some of my holidays there.
to fall in love with sb
/ fɔːl ɪn lʌv wɪð /
When my sister fell in love with her boyfriend, she was always smiling and only wanted to talk about him.