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(Updated on 04/05/2016)

 

 

  • The Meanings and Variations of “Sister”
    "Sister, from the Old English word sweoster and cognate with the Latin term soror, means not only “a female with one or more parents in common” but has also come, by extension, to refer to a woman with whom one has a bond or a common interest..."

    (dailywritingtips.com)
  • The Meanings and Variations of “Brother”
    "Brother, from the Old English word brothor and cognate with the Latin term frater and the Greek word phrater (both of which mean “fellow clan member”), means not only “a male with one or more parents in common” but has also come, by extension, to refer to a man with whom one has a bond or a common interest..."

    (dailywritingtips.com)
  • The Meanings and Variations of “Father”
    (dailywritingtips.com)
  • What Is a Gold Star American Family? - Text + Audio + Photos - 2 August 2016
    "Gold Star families are immediate relatives of U.S. military members killed while serving in conflicts.
    The term Gold Star dates back to World War I. Relatives flew flags with stars representing loved ones fighting at war.
    If a loved one died while serving, the blue star was replaced by a gold one."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)


    "Anita Dixon, of Wichita, Kansas, visits the burial site of her son Army Sgt. Evan Parker.
    He was killed while serving in Iraq in 2005."

 

 

  • sibling (vocabulary.com) : "A sibling is your brother or sister."

  • relative (vocabulary.com) :

    • "A relative is a person who is part of your family. Parents, siblings, uncles, aunts, grandparents, cousins, nieces and nephews — they're all relatives.

    • relative can be connected to your family through blood or by marriage. If you are a child or grandchild of Maria's, for example, you are a blood relative of her family. If you marry Maria's son, you become a relative by marriage."

 

  • Family Relationships in English + 57 Words and Phrases about Family (t.co)

  • Helicopter parent
    "is a colloquial, early 21st-century term for a parent who pays extremely close attention to his or her child's or children's experiences and problems, particularly at educational institutions...
    An extension of the term, "Black Hawk parents," has been coined for those who cross the line from a mere excess of zeal to unethical behavior,
    such as writing their children's college admission essays. "

    (Wikipedia)

 

  • Surrogate Mother
    = "A woman who carries and gives birth to the child of another woman, who is usually infertile, by way of a pre-arranged legal contract."

 

  • family relationships - a lesson proposed by Randall S. Davis (esl-lab) with :
    - a list of commonly-used vocabulary with a recording of the words in RealMedia format.
    - a short quiz to test students' comprehension of some of the words,
    - a Follow-Up exercise for expanding students' use of the vocabulary in a conversation with a partner or group.
  • The family - Les mots s'affichent quand on passe la souris sur les images. - avec son (languageguide.org)

 

  • Happy Families :
    Introducing your family - Pronunciation - Interactive activities - The family poem
    (Learn English Online)

 

  • Babies - Les mots s'affichent quand on passe la souris sur les images. - avec son (languageguide.org)

 

 

  • ANIMAL NAMES : Male - Female - Baby - Group of Animals - Family (windlegends.org)
  • Traditional anniversary gifts by year - with pictures : Traditional / Modern (findgift.com)
    1 Paper 2 Cotton 3 Leather 4 Linen 5 Wood 6 Iron 7 Wool 8 Bronze 9 Pottery 10 Tin 11 Steel
    12 Silk 13 Lace 14 Ivory 15 Crystal 20 China 25 Silver 30 Pearl 35 Coral 40 Ruby
    45 Sapphire 50 Gold 55 Emerald 60 Diamond