A British and An American Family



shop assistant marry/married
store husband child/children
wife flat (2) shop assistant
lovely girlfriend good/better/best
near full-time permanent
help cook (2) temporary
village favorite big/bigger/biggest
piano thing (2) apartment
life play (3) write/wrote/written
both baseball part-time






This is Paula Harrid. She’s from Bristol in England, and she’s 32 years old. She’s married with two children. Paula is a shop assistant in a book shop.

This is Paula’s husband, Peter. He’s a businessman. Peter isn’t from England; he’s from Scotland.

Her daughter’s names are Sarah and Mary. This is Sarah she’s three months old. This is Mary; she’s five years old. Mary isn’t at home today; she’s at school.

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This is Ethan Followwill. He’s 19 years old and he’s a student.

Ethan’s family is from the US, but now they’re in England. His parents have a lovely house in a village near Birmingham.

These are Ethan’s parents. His father’s name is Dorman, and his mother’s name is Blythe. Dorman’s a businessman; he has a good job in London.

Blythe is a part-time teacher. She likes cooking, and Ethan likes helping.

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Ethan has a big family. He has four sisters: Kaete is 21. Jordan is 23. Esther is 24 and Paden is 26.

Kaete, Jordan and Esther are in England, but Paden isn’t; she’s in the US.

Paden is married. She has an apartment in California with her husband Michael.

Ethan likes music a lot. His favorite thing is his piano. He likes writing and playing music.

He likes sport too. His best friend is Charlie. Ethan and Charlie both like baseball Ethan’s girlfriend’s called Sarah. She’s not in England; she’s a student at a university in California.

Ethan has a big family and good friends. He has a great life

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Wife, Mother. Paula Harrid is an American. True or false?

Husband, Father. Is Paula a child, teenager, young adult, middle aged or a senior citizen (old)?

Parents. Is she single, engaged, married, divorced or widowed? Does she have any children?

Child, Children. Paula is an office clerk in a company. Is this right or wrong?

Daughter, Son. Is Paula’s husband a doctor? Is Peter Australian?

Sister, Brother. Paula’s children are university students. Is this correct or incorrect?

Aunt, Uncle. Is Ethan a teenager? Is he Canadian?

Cousin. Do Ethan and his family live in an apartment in the city center of Birmingham?

Grandfather, Grandmother. Ethan’s father is an engineer and his mother is a hairstylist, and his sisters are in elementary and high school. Yes or no?

Great-Grandmother. Do they always eat out in restaurants?

Grandchild, Grandchildren. Does Nathan love soccer and playing the guitar? What are Nathan’s hobbies or free time activities?

Stepmother, Stepfather. Nathan’s eldest sister lives in New York City and his girlfriend live in Miami, Florida. True or false?
Stepbrother, Stepsister. Describe your family.

Half-Brother, Half-Sister. Do you like and work in another country?

Girlfriend, Boyfriend. I know some people married to someone of a different nationality. Yes or no?

Fiance, Fiancee. Do you live in house or apartment?

Mother-in-Law, Brother-in-Law. Do you speak or chat with your family and friends?

Brother-in-Law, Sister-in-Law. What are your hobbies and pastimes?

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