people and relationships

Gap-fill exercise

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1. When two people were born at roughly the same time of the same mother we say they are .
2. A person who is without work and lives on the street is called a .
3. A person who is chosen to speak for others is called a .
4. An (elderly) unmarried woman is called a ; an unmarried man is called a .
5. A person who reveals or sells the secrets of his country to another country is called a ; a person who loves his country is called a .
6. A person who comes from another country is known as a ; a person who was born and bred in a country is called a .
7. A woman on her wedding day is called the ; a man on his wedding day is called the .
8. A person who wilfully damages other people's property is called a .
9. A person who stands on the side of the road and asks people for money is called a .
10. Your brother's wife is your .
11. A person who applies for a particular job or political post is called a .
12. A person who is learning how to do a job is called a .
13. After a man has proposed marriage to a woman (and she has accepted) the two generally get before they get married.
14. A child who has no parents is called an . If two people take over the care of a child, they become his .
15. A person who is forced to work for someone else and who receives no payment for his work is called a .
16. A large group of people together is called a .
17. A person who leaves his own country to go and live in another country is called an .
18. Your mother's mother is called your . This person's father is called your .
19. The two people who witness the marriage of two of their friends or relatives are called the (woman) and .
20. A person who gives money or blood to others in order to help them is called a .
21. People who move from one place to another, especially to find grass for their animals to eat, are called ; people who travel around Europe, often with caravans, are called .
22. A large, noisy and often violent group of people is called a .
23. Another way of saying 'fellow worker' is to say .
24. When a person is under the age of being accepted as an adult in law, he or she is called a . If such a person has no living parent, then he must be taken care of by a .
25. A boy or girl in the period between being a child and an adult is called an .
26. In greeting a group of people, one can say 'Hello, everybody' or 'Hello '.
27. A technical term for a brother or sister is ; a formal term for husband or wife is .
28. In law, a person's closest relative is called his or her .
29. When two people are married but, due to some disagreement, do not live together, we say they are . If they annul their marriage in a court of law, we say they get .
30. A woman whose husband has died is called a .
31. A person who tries to find out the secrets of other nations is known as a .
32. When a man is engaged, he refers to his partner as his .
33. If someone has paid a fee to join a club or association, he or she is called a of the club.
34. A person who studies an academic subject deeply is known as a .
35. A , in British English, means a person who holds a degree from a university. In American English, the term is used to mean 'a person who has completed a period of schooling'.
36. If your father remarries, his new wife's son is your .
37. Two people that are seen together or associated, especially a man and a woman, are called a . A person who spends much time with another is called his or her .
38. A group of people who work or travel together is called a .
39. A person who has full rights as a member of a country, either by birth or by being granted such rights is called a .
40. The system whereby people live together in organised communities in a social way is called .
41. A person who withdraws from society is called a .
42. A person who works in somebody else's household for wages and often for food or lodging is called a .
43. A person who fights against, or refuses to serve, the established government is called a .
44. A person who supports a political party or team is known as a .
45. An organised group of criminals is called a .
46. A racial group, especially a more primitive or nomadic culture, united by language, culture and religion and living as a community under one of more chiefs is called a .
47. A large group of people, usually sharing a common history, language etc. and living in a particular territory under one government is called a .
48. A national, racial or tribal group that has a common cultural tradition is described as an group.