this week we are going to talk about forms of loneliness or being alone. Let’s look at the differences between words related to being lonely or alone.
lonely (adj) – unhappy because you have no friends; loneliness (n)
I am so lonely, I have no one to talk to.
be alone (adj) – without any other people
I’m alone today. You can come to see me. 😉
solitude (n) – words that mean being alone on purpose
We shouldn’t confuse solitude with isolation. They are two separate things.
solitary (n, adj) – a person who chooses to live alone
She likes to go on soliatry walks.
seclusion (n) – means to isolate yourself from other people
He spends much of his time in seclusion in the mountains.
seclude yourself from something or somebody
The monks secluded themselves from the rest of society.
She spent the morning secluded in her office.
❗A similar word to solitude – solitaire – a card game you can play on your computer
THIS WEEK’S CATEGORY IN ASAP ENGLISH WORKSHOPS:
PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIAL ISSUES
Topics connected with: loneliness, single life, solitude and seclusion
1. Why are teens so lonely?
In the era of the Internet, social media and online friends, our youth is becoming more lonely. Why is that? Found out the reasons for it and solutions for being lonely.
✍️ Are you sometimes lonely? What do you do about it? Or maybe you like to seclude yourself from time time?
2. Is loneliness in our genes? – a 6-minute podcast from BBC
3. Why love being single?
4. Homes of people who live in seclusion.
✍️ Would you like to live in seclusion?