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IELTS攻略 ─ 有「家」教

星島日報 《星島教育》

Childhood (n) 童年、小朋友年代
例句: My childhood was happy and carefree. I used to spend my time in the park all day.

Adolescence (n) 青少年時期、青春期
例句: A large part of my adolescence was spent in studying for public examinations and playing sports.

Adulthood (n) 大人時期、成年期
例句: When we reach adulthood, there will be more responsibilities ahead.

To play truant (v phr) 未經批准不上學、逃學
例句: I used to play truant and spend the whole time with my friends in the arcades.

Juvenile delinquency (n phr) 青少年犯罪、青少年反社會行為
例句: Juvenile delinquency rates are usually higher
in developing countries.

Nuclear family (n phr) 核心家庭(家庭成員不超過三人)
例句: Owing to the baby boom and explosion in population, some governments advocate nuclear family in their countries.

Relative(s) (n) 親戚
例句: My relatives and I have a harmonious and close relationship. We meet up with one another quite often.

Siblings (n) 兄弟姊妹
例句: As an only child, I always think about what it is like to have siblings.

Quality time (n phr) 和家人一起的休閒和相處時間
例句: Spending quality time with your children is more important than making a lot of money.

Strict (adj) 嚴厲的(教導)(形容家長管教的程度)
例句: My mother was very strict when I was a kid.
She would ground me for a week if I was late for school.

Lenient (adj) 寬鬆的(教導)(形容家長管教的程度)
例句: My sister adopts a lenient approach in raising
her son. She lets him have the freedom to choose what he wants to have as extra-curricular activities.