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Basic English Quiz

“Family Relationships”

Pre-Listening Exercise

People can get to know each other better if they can talk about their families, jobs, hometowns, and even their hobbies. Think of three questions (and possible answers) you might ask someone about his or her family before you do the listening activity (for example, “How many sisters do you have?”).

Listening Exercise

Listen to the recording and answer the questions. Then, review the script to this listening activity at the bottom of the page.

Post-Listening Exercise

Answer the following questions with a partner:

  1. Where are you from? >>

    I’m from _________.

  2. How many people are in your family? >>>

    There are ________ in my family.

  3. What does your father/mother do for a living? >>>

    My father/mother works for _________ (name of the company) / at _________ (the place or type of company).

  4. Where do you live? >>>

    I live in __________.

  5. ______________ (your own idea)

Listening Script

  1. So, what does your father do for a living? (He’s an architect.)
  2. How many people are in your family? (There are five people in my family.)
  3. How old is your sister? (She turned 10 in May.)
  4. Where do your parents live now? (They live in London.)
  5. How many brothers and sisters do you have? (I have two sisters.)
  6. What is your brother’s name? (His name is Chris.)
  7. Where does your mother work? (She works in a library.)
  8. How long have you been married? (Since 1993.)
  9. Do you have any children? (Yes, two daughters.)
  10. Where did you and your wife meet? (We met at a Christmas party.)
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