Top 15 Vocabularies & Collocations: RELATIONSHIP IELTS Writing Task 2


Vocabulary Example Related collocations
1Establish (v)

Establishment (n)

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

Communication (n)

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

Connection (n)

Facebook was created to help people connect with friends and family members.
  • Establish connection
  • Maintain connection
4Interact (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
  • Face-to-face interaction
  • Face-to-face contact
6Stay 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.
7Virtual These days, many youngsters prefer living in a virtual world instead of establishing real-life relationships.
  • Virtual world
  • Virtual interaction
  • Real life relationships
  • Real life interactions
9Flourish A relationship can only flourish when people understand each other.
10Bond 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
12Mutual Friends should always show mutual respect if they wish to have a long-standing relationship.
  • Mutual understanding
  • Mutual respect
  • Long-standing relationships
14Foster 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.