In this lesson, your tutor will help you go over this topic: single life. First, go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. Read the word/expression and definition out loud, and your tutor will go over anything you do not understand. Practice creating a sentence or two to make sure you know how to use the word/expression properly.
|bachelor||(n) a man that is single; not married
A single man is called a bachelor.
|bachelorette||(n) a woman that is single; not married
A single woman is called a bachelorette.
|unmarried||(adj) a person who is not married
Unmarried people are sometimes happier.
|freedom||(n) act of being free; doing what and when you want
Some people enjoy the freedom of single life.
|lifestyle||(n) the way a person or group of people live
They enjoy a busy lifestyle.
|lonely||(adj) sad because you are not with other people
He’s lonely because he lives by himself.
|alone||(adj) without other people
She lives alone.
|independent||(adj) someone who isn’t controlled by others
He enjoys being independent.
|date||(n) a social meeting with another person
I have a date tonight with a friend.
|divorce||(v) to end a marriage legally; single again
They decided to get a divorce.
Use the following questions as a guideline to form an interesting conversation with your tutor. Feel free to diverge from these suggestions if anything interesting comes up.
- Do you think unmarried people are lonely? Why or why not?
- Tell me some disadvantages of being single.
- Tell me some advantages of being single.
- Why do some people remain single?
- Do you think single people work more than married people? Why or why not?
- Do you like to live alone? Why or why not?
- Are you a workaholic? Why or why not?
- Are you an independent or dependent person? Why?
- Do you think some single people want to be married? Why or why not?
- Is it better to be married or single? Why?