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Family and Relationships

Talking about Family

Family and Relationships

Look at the picture.

Read the questions.

Think about the topic.

Warm Up

How many people are in your family?

What are their names, and relationships to you?

(For example, dad, sister, grandmother, wife, son, etc.)

Describe each of them.

Show a family picture to your classmates or partner.

Tell how the people in the picture are related to you.

Listening Practice

Look at these words about family and relationships.

Click on the links below. Say the words out loud. Your tutor will listen and help you with pronunciation.

Conversation Practice

1. Tell your classmates or tutor about your family.

(If you have a family photograph, you may wish to show it to them.)

Read the text aloud to your tutor. Your tutor will listen and provide you with feedback.


There are five people in my family.

(My mom, dad, older brother, younger sister and me.)


My mother is a dentist. My father is a veterinarian. I have two brothers and one sister.

OR (while showing a picture)

This is my grandma… This is my dad… This is me, when I was 9 years old.

2. Ask your classmates about their families.

Listen and ask appropriate related questions.

How many brothers and sisters do you have, Tammy?

I just have one sister.

What’s her name?


How old is she?

She’s seventeen.

Sample Sentences

  • This is my wife.

  • This is my husband.

  • These are my parents.

  • There are five people in my family.

  • How many brothers and sisters do you have?

  • I have one sister.

  • I have two brothers

  • One is older. One is younger

  • What number are you?

  • I’m number three.

  • How many children do you have?

  • We have two.

  • One son and one daughter.

  • Do you have any kids?

  • No. I’m not married.

  • Cindy doesn’t have any brothers and sisters.

  • Jared is an only child.

  • He’s the oldest (of five children)

  • She’s the youngest.

Talk with your tutor about this topic.

Use the expressions and vocabulary you learned.

Use the related resources below to learn more.


Talk more about your family and friends

Tell about your extended family (grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.) if you know them well.

Tell about people you know outside of your family.

Ask your tutor questions.

Talk to your tutor about your language learning progress.

See the video below for more examples.

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