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General Listening Quiz

“Family Relationships – Script”

Listening Exercise

Listen to the recording and read along with the conversation. Review the key vocabulary and the sample sentences.

Carl: Hi. My name’s Carl. Nice to meet you.

Pancho: Nice to meet you, too. My name is Francisco.

Carl: What?

Pancho: Francisco, but all my friends and family back in Peru call me Pancho.

Carl: Okay, Pancho. So, tell me about your family?

Pancho: Well, I have seven brothers and six sisters.

Carl: Wow. That is a big family. So are you the oldest, Pancho?

Pancho: No. I am the second oldest in my family.

Carl: So, what do your parents do?

Pancho: My father is a taxi driver in Lima, Peru. It is a hard job, but he works hard to support the family.

Carl: How about your mother?

Pancho: She helps run a small family store with some of my older brothers and sisters.

Carl: What kind of store?

Pancho: We mainly sell food, like bread, eggs, soft drinks, rice, sugar, and cookies. Things that people buy every day.

Vocabulary and Sample Sentences

  • support (verb): give help or assistance 
    – Does your family support you with your college expenses?
  • run (verb): be in charge of 
    – My brother is going to run our business when my father retires.
  • kind (noun): type 
    – What kind of work does your mother do?
  • mainly (adverb): for the most part 
    – We mainly spend time at home and watch TV in the evenings.
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