Top 15 Vocabularies & Collocations: RELATIONSHIP IELTS Writing Task 2

No.

Vocabulary  Example  Related collocations
1 Establish (v)

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Establishment (n)

People nowadays can establish new frietiondships easily due to the development of the Internet.
  • Establish friendships
2 Communicate (v)

Communication (n)

Email helps people working in the same company maintain effective communication.
  • Effective communication
  • Maintain effective communication
  • Facilitate communication
3 Connect (v)

Connection (n)

Facebook was created to help people connect with friends and family members.
  • Establish connection
  • Maintain connection
4 Interact (v)

Interaction (n)

Nowadays, we can live without face-to-face interaction with others due to the fast development of the Internet.
  • Face-to-face interaction
  • Real life interaction
5 Face-to-face 
  • Face-to-face interaction
  • Face-to-face contact
6 Stay in touch with somebody/

Keep in touch with somebody 

There are many online platforms such as Skype or Facebook that enable us to stay in touch with our family.
7 Virtual  These days, many youngsters prefer living in a virtual world instead of establishing real-life relationships.
  • Virtual world
  • Virtual interaction
8 Real-life
  • Real life relationships
  • Real life interactions
9 Flourish  A relationship can only flourish when people understand each other.
10 Bond  Parents should spend more time with their children to strengthen their family bond.
  • Family bond
  • Strengthen the bond between A and B
  • Weaken the bond
11  The generation gap  The generation gap between parents and children is being widened due to a decrease in their communication.
  • Widen the generation gap
  • Bridge the generation gap
12 Mutual  Friends should always show mutual respect if they wish to have a long-standing relationship.
  • Mutual understanding
  • Mutual respect
13 Long-standing
  • Long-standing relationships
14 Foster  Parents can foster their relationship with their children by spending time talking to them after school.
  • Foster a relationship
15  Drift apart  Family members nowadays are drifting apart as they are too engaged in their own business.
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