Introductory pages

Vocabulary

2. Match word and explanation

a) Write the matching word above the explanation:

 

courtly love

 

 

 

Word:

  

sex (love connected with the body)

 

 

 

spiritual love

 

 

 

Word:

 

the idealised love of a knight for a noblewoman, who was often married. 12th century – 16th century

 

 

 

carnal love

 

 

 

 

Word:

 

parents’ love of their children

 

 

 

eternal love

 

 

 

Word:

 

love completely fixed on one person

 

 

 

carpe diem

 

 

 

Word:

 

love between friends, not involving sex

 

 

 

romantic love

 

 

 

Word:

 

you love a person so much that you want to own him or her

 

 

 

platonic love

 

 

 

Word:

 

love connected with the spirit, perhaps with a religious dimension

 

 

 

obsessive love

 

 

 

Word:

 

love that never ends

 

 

 

possessive love

 

 

 

Word:

 

sentimental love

 

 

 

parental love

 

 

 

Word:

 

love which is not returned by the person that you love

 

 

 

unrequited love

 

 

 

Word:

 

seize the day

 

 

 

 

b) Which of the expressions would you use to describe the four pictures in the introduction to this section?

 

Learning check
In pairs: Student A reads out the definitions to student B and without looking at the task, student B has to come up with the matching words. Then student B reads out the words to student A and without looking at the task, student A has to come up with the definitions of the words.

 

 

Vocabulary

3. Dictionary for lovers

Make a concise Danish-English dictionary for lovers by translating all the words in the Love and People grid into Danish.

 

English

Danish

English

Danish

bimbo

 

Mr Right

 

bride

 

a Mills and Boon hero

 

bridegroom

 

the significant other

 

lover

 

matchmaker

 

mistress

 

husband

 

fiancé/fiancée

 

wife

 

spouse

 

a chick

 

partner

 

a bird

 

bachelor

 

a prospective wife/husband

 

spinster

 

a husband/wife-to-be

 

widower

 

soul-mate

 

widow

 

divorcee

 

rival

 

single

 

suitor

 

Prince Charming

 

knight