Words of Topic: Friends

Word group for topic: Friends, it helps both IELTS and TOEFL test takers prepare speaking and writing answers on this particular topic.
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 Word Group By Topic: Friends
close friend  Speak
n.
a very good friend
A close friend do whatever you say in one time.
fair-weather friend  Speak
n.
someone who is your friend only when you are cheerful and successful
He has realized that Bill is a fair-weather friend.
break up  Speak
v.
to end a relationship
My girlfriend had broken up with me.
drift apart  Speak
v.
to gradually lose interest in or affection for each other
As years went by, school friends drifted apart.
strike up  Speak
v.
to start
It can be difficult to strike up a conversation with a complete stranger.
came across  Speak
v.
find or meet something or someone by chance
I came across a group of children playing yesterday.
walk up to  Speak
v.
walk towards her, in a confident way
She walked up to the platform without faltering.
decline  Speak
v.
politely refuse
He offered the boys some coffee. They declined politely.
suspicious  Speak
a.
feeling doubt or a lack of trust
Parents teach children to be suspicious of strangers who approach them in the street.
jealous  Speak
a.
unhappy and angry because someone has something that you want
He had always been very jealous of his brother's good looks.
understandable  Speak
a.
easy to understand
You have to put the facts into a form that's understandable to everyone.
a shoulder to cry on  Speak
n.
someone you can rely on to give you emotional support when you are upset or anxious
Remember, I'm always here if you need a shoulder to cry on.
see eye to eye  Speak
v.
to agree on a subject
My sisters don't see eye to eye with me about the arrangements.
fall for (someone)  Speak
v.
strongly attracted to someone and start loving someone
She always falls for older men.
fall head over heels  Speak
v.
to fall suddenly and deeply in love with someone
It was obvious that Helen had fallen head over heels in love with Jack.
fall out with  Speak
v.
to have a disagreement and stop being friends
I don't like to fall out with my friends.
hit it off  Speak
v.
to quickly become good friends with
They hit it off straight away, Daddy and Walter.
ups and downs  Speak
n.
good and bad things
Every relationship has a lot of ups and downs.
lose touch (with someone)  Speak
v.
to no longer communicate with someone
I lost touch with Emily after she moved to English.
love at first sight  Speak
a.
be in love with someone as soon as you see them for the first time
It was love at first sight, and he proposed to me six weeks later.
tie the knot  Speak
v.
to get married
The couple tied the knot last year after a 10-year romance.
settle down  Speak
v.
to give up the single life and start a family
One day I'll want to settle down and have a family.
well matched  Speak
a.
similar or equal (to something)
At the start of the competition the three teams looked extremely well matched.
get to know somebody  Speak
v.
to begin to know someone
I'd really like to see you again and get to know you better.
roughly  Speak
adv.
approximately, but not exactly
That business makes up roughly a quarter of the group.
amiable  Speak
a.
pleasant and friendly
He seemed an amiable young man.
mutual friends  Speak
n.
friends which are shared by two or more people
We met each other through a mutual friend.
console  Speak
v.
comfort (someone) at a time of grief or disappointment
You can console yourself with the thought that you did your best.