Talking about your Family

by Craig Shrives

Important Vocabulary

Here are 10 important terms when talking about your family in English:

parents

siblings

grandparents

brother

sister

uncle

aunt

cousin

mother

father

Conversation 1

In this conversation, Lisa talks about the size of her family.

Do you have a big family?

Yes, I have 5 sisters and 4 brothers.

That's a huge family! How many aunts and uncles do you have?

My mum has 10 siblings, and my dad has 3.

Do you like having a big family?

It's fantastic!

Sometimes it gets expensive, though.

I'll bet it does.

Conversation 2

In this conversation, Vivian asks David about his plans for the weekend.

What are you doing this weekend?

I'm travelling to Manchester to attend a family barbecue.

That sounds lovely.

It's my cousin's, grandfather's, and uncle's birthdays.

All three? On the same day?

Yes! Isn't it amazing? We celebrate together every year.

What are they like?

My grandfather is nearly 80. He's retired now.

My cousin is studying law at university, and his father is a lawyer.

Have a great time!

Conversation 3

In this conversation, Holly discusses her parents' anniversary.

I have to buy a gift for my parents' 50th wedding anniversary.

What will you get them?

I don't know. My brother has already bought them a holiday.

You can buy something made of gold.

That's a good idea.

Are they having a party?

Yes! My entire family will be there.

Are there lots of children in your family?

Not really. My cousin has one child.

Give my best wishes to your parents. 50 years is incredible!

I will! See you soon.

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See Also

ESL Vocabulary Lists by Topic All Role-Play Scenarios for English Learners

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