- PUT UP WITH – stand for/tolerate
- FALL OUT WITH – argue/fight with
- GET ON/ALONG WITH – have a good relationship with
- CHEAT ON – have an affair
- TALK DOWN TO – speak as though someone is inferior
- PUT DOWN – criticize
- PICK ON – tease/make fun of
- FALL FOR – fall in love with
- STAND UP FOR – protect/defend
- LOOK DOWN ON – think badly of
- BREAK/SPLIT UP WITH – end a relationship
- LOOK UP TO – admire
- MAKE UP – make peace with
- WORK ON – try to improve a relationship
- CHEEP UP – make someone feel happier
Fill in the gaps with the appropriate preposition: about, on, up, with (etc)
- Is it normal to fall out _____ your relatives regularly?
- Do most people usually look _____ to their parents?
- Is it ever acceptable to put _____ your family members?
- Is there ever an excuse to cheat _____ your partner?
- Do most parents talk _____ to their children when they become adults?
- Is it usual to take offence _____ the criticisms of your family?
- Should families make _____ quickly after an argument?
- Must we always stand _____ for our siblings?
- Ought we to put up _____ offensive family members?
- Is it essential to get on _____ everyone in your family?
Discuss these questions and say if you agree or disagree.
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