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Toddler – ребёнок, начинающий ходить
Adolescent – молодой человек, юноша, девушка, подросток
Teenager – подросток
Adult – взрослый, зрелый, совершеннолетний
Immature – незрелый, неспелый, недоразвившийся
Old maid – старая дева
Elderly – пожилой
Underage – несовершеннолетний, незрелый, юный
Overage – очень старый
For ages – целую вечность

To be in one's teens – быть в возрасте от 13 до 19 лет
To be as old as the hills – быть очень старым
To come of age – достигать совершеннолетия, достигать зрелости
To be over the hill – оставить трудности позади, преодолеть кризис
To be as young as you feel – быть молодым настолько насколько ты себя чувствуешь
To grow up – созревать, становиться взрослым, взрослеть
To teach an old dog new tricks – горбатого могила исправит
To set in one’s ways – придерживаться своих принципов
To be by/at the age of – в возрасте … лет

1. Elderly – quite old, past middle age.
2. Teenager – a person between the ages of 13 and 19 inclusive.
3. Old maid – a woman regarded as unlikely ever to marry, spinster.
4. Underage – below the required or standard age.
5. Adult – having reached maturity, fully developed.
6. It was immature of her to do that.
7. He was overage for recruitment into the army.
8. I haven't seen him for ages.
9. Jane is growing up so fast, I think she's going to be a tall woman.
10. The new tax program is now over the hill.


Hi, this is Cari. I’m a teacher with the online English school, EnglishDom.com. This week, we’re going to talk about age. Now, age has a pretty simple definition: it (sic) literally, it means, how old you are. But, of course, we humans tend to make things a little more complicated than that! So, today, we’re actually going to talk about 3 types of age. As I talk about each kind, I will give you a couple of phrases or idioms that you can use.

The first kind is chronological age. This is literally, how many years you have been alive. A phrase that goes along with this idea is to be over the hill. When a person is over the hill it means they’ve reached a certain age where they’re no longer young and they’re heading towards old age. This begins at your birth, down here at the bottom of the hill, and you start to go up, up, up! Once you reach the top part, you start to go over the hill, heading towards…the end!

Another phrase related to chronological age is "he’s no spring chicken!" This is a phrase that people use to refer to people who are older. What they’re saying is that he’s no longer as young as he used to be. He’s not like a chicken in the spring who’s a little baby and active and very much alive.

Another type of age is your biological age or your physical age. This is how old your body is or how old you feel. Not everyone’s body functions the same way. Some people have, maybe, an old heart or very good physical condition even though they’re chronologically older.

A good phrase that goes along with this type of age is "you’re as young as you feel." Some twenty-year-olds feel very old some days; some eighty-year-olds feel very young many days.

Another type of age is your social age. This refers to how old you act. Your social age depends on cultural expectations of how we think people should act at certain ages. If someone’s not acting their age or they’re acting immature (according to you), you might tell them, "Oh! Grow up!"

Another phrase related to your social age is "you can’t teach an old dog new tricks." This means that as people get older, they’re set in their ways and they don’t like to change, they don’t like to learn new things. Now, as we know, this is not necessarily true. As we get older, it’s actually better to learn new things. It keeps our brain functioning. It keeps us alive. It gives us a stronger memory. It helps us in many ways to learn new things as we get older.

So, hopefully, you will join us in our forum on our Facebook page to share your ideas about age and aging (ageing). And, take a look at our Weekly Box where you can see the video and do some exercises and review some information about this topic to prepare for a discussion club! Please join us in one of our discussion clubs to share your opinion with other students. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Feel English and feel free! Bye for now.




At the age of 20, we don’t care what the world thinks of us; at 30, we worry about what it is thinking of us; at 40, we discover that it wasn’t thinking of us at all.


The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.


Every age has its book.


Two senior ladies met for the first time since graduating from high school. One asked the other, "You were always so organized in school, did you manage to live a well planned life?"
"Oh yes," said her friend. "My first marriage was to a millionaire; my second marriage was to an actor; my third marriage was to a preacher; and now I'm married to an undertaker."
Her friend asked, "What do those marriages have to do with a well planned life?"
"One for the money, two for the show, three to get ready and four to go."

List of questions for discussion

1. Do you like being the age at which you now are?
2. What is the best age to be and why?
3. What is the worst age to be and why?
4. Do you worry about getting older?
5. Do you look your age? Do you think scientists can slow the ageing process?
6. Why do some people seem to age faster than others?
7. Until what age would you like to live?
8. Are there and age groups you currently don’t like?
9. What is the best age at which to get married?
10. Do people respect the aged in your country?
11. Do you mind being asked your age?
12. What do you think your old age will be like (or what is it like)?
13. Do you agree that you can never be too old to start something new?
14. What problems are there of an aging population?
15. Are you afraid of an old age?

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