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"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."

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[Quiz Script | Text Completion Quiz ]

Family Relationships
1. Pre-Listening Exercises
2. Listening Exercises
3. Vocabulary
4. Post-Listening Exercises

Level:Topic:Type:Speakers: Length:
easy familiesconversationtwo men 01:10

1. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]

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

HELPFUL TIP: Spend time with your parents and siblings as much as you can. They are often all you have when times get difficult in your life. Extended family including grandparents can be a big support as well.


2. Listening Exercises [Top]
Listen to the conversation by pressing the "Play" button of the audio type you want to hear, and answer the questions. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz.

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1. Where is Pancho from?
A. Paraguay
B. Peru
C. Portugal

2. How many brothers and sisters does Pancho have?
A. 11
B. 12
C. 13

3. What is his father's job?
A. taxi driver
B. dentist
C. police officer

4. What does his mother do?
A. She owns a beauty salon.
B. She runs a small family store.
C. She works at a bread shop.

5. Which thing does Pancho NOT say?
A. His brothers and sisters help his mom.
B. His mom sells food like eggs and sugar.
C. His mother enjoys her job very much.

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Correct answers:

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3. Vocabulary Activities [Top]
Review the key vocabulary from the conversation: [ Why do these? ]

4. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]

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?

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