General Listening Quiz

"Family Relationships"

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
easy families two men 01:10

Pre-Listening Exercise

What five questions could you ask someone about his or her family (e.g., What does your father do?)?

Idioms

"get under someone's skin" = annoy or bother someone
"My brother gets under my skin when he enters my room without knocking."

"stay-at-home mom" = a mother who doesn't have a job outside the home
"My sister finds satisfaction in being a stay-at-home mom."

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

Where is Pancho from?

Pancho: Francisco, but all my friends and family back in Peru call me Pancho. (We can assume he is from Peru; he doesn't talk about any other country.)

How many brothers and sisters does Pancho have?

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

What is his father's job?

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

What does his mother do?

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

Who works at the family business?

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

Vocabulary Practice

Do the vocabulary quizzes with the words from the conversation for more practice:

Post-Listening Exercise

Ask a partner five questions about his or her family. Then introduce your partner to another student using the information you learned about that person. Who are you closest to in your family: mother, father, brother, sister, or another relative? Why?