Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"
Jessica Beck
"Director of IELTS Training"

Today you’ll get excellent IELTS vocabulary for kids and parents, to use on your next exam.

Recently, a subscriber to our YouTube channel asked for phrases to describe the relationship between kids and their parents.

As I am a parent myself, which you definitely are aware of if you listen to our podcast, I was excited to share some specific ideas and vocabulary with you today.



Native Vocab. For Kids and Parents

Instill– to teach and make remember

Parents try to instill the values of respect and honesty in their children.


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Extol– talk about something at length

I extol the the virtues of good behavior to James.

Impose punishments– place punishments

Ground– to limit activity as a punishment for a period of time

He was grounded for 3 weeks for lying to his mom.

Time-out– made to sit alone, away from others, for a short time

I gave him a time-out when he got too upset over the ending of a cartoon.

Cut off accessnot allow access, like to screen time or dessert

Quality time

Playdates– time parents and kids spend with other parents and kids

Fortssmall structure built by hand, sometimes indoors and made out of chairs and blankets

Comment below, using the vocabulary, and describe your own relationship with a child in your life!


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