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?").
Listen to the recording and answer the questions. Then, review the script to this listening activity at the bottom of the page.
So, what does your father do for a living? (He's an architect.)
How many people are in your family? (There are five people in my family.)
How old is your sister? (She turned 10 in May.)
Where do your parents live now? (They live in London.)
How many brothers and sisters do you have? (I have two sisters.)
What is your brother's name? (His name is Chris.)
Where does your mother work? (She works in a library.)
How long have you been married? (Since 1993.)
Do you have any children? (Yes, two daughters.)
Where did you and your wife meet? (We met at a Christmas party.)
Answer the following questions with a partner:
I'm from _________.
There are ________ in my family.
My father/mother works for _________ (name of the company) / at _________ (the place or type of company).
I live in __________.