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About my family

From: kellycali@ainrofilac.eg

To: yoko@idkwyl.ptm

Subject: My family


Dear Yoko

Let me tell you about my family. I live with my mum, my dad and my big sister. We live in California. My mum’s name is Carmen. She’s Mexican and she speaks English and Spanish. She’s a Spanish teacher. She’s short and slim, she’s got long, brown hair and brown eyes. My dad’s name is David. He’s American. He’s tall and a little fat! He’s got short brown hair and blue eyes. He works in a bank. My sister Shania is 14 and she loves listening to music. She listens to music all the time! She’s got long brown hair and green eyes, like me. I’ve got long hair too. We’ve got a pet dog, Brandy. He’s black and white and very friendly.

Write soon and tell me about your family.



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Do you have a big family?


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098023376L 3 April, 2017 - 13:35

Let me tell you about my family. I'm so much proud to tell you about them. We are a family of 4. I live with my mum, my dad and my big sister. I love all of them so much. My mum's name's Ann. She's 38. She's nurse. She has answer to all my question. I love her so much. She's my angel. My father's name's Samvel. He's 43. She's got a shoes company and clothes shop.. I so much proud of him. My big sister's name's Lala. She's 18. She's very smart and clever. I love her so much beacuse she's my life. She's listening to music but everytime she busy for her homework. She's student in univercity. she'svery beatifull green eyes. I've not got a pet. I don't like them.

161 users have voted.
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hamad90 14 March, 2017 - 10:09

yes of course . I live with my parents i have two sisters my big brother called Kadi is a policeman ,we live in Algeria i've got short black hair and brown eyes my small sister has got long brown hair and brown eyes she's got also a pet cat called aywa, i love my family

83 users have voted.
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mikiihwang 20 February, 2017 - 16:04

My family has 5 people: dad, mum, 2 younger sisters and me.
My dad was born in 1965, he's 52. He's an built-worker. He's a very kind, warm father. He has black skin because he works very hard every day from morning to evening outside and under the sun to earn money for living. That's why I love dad so much.
I also love my mother ♥ She's a beautiful, generous, talented woman. She has big black eyes, long curly hair and tanned skin. She's as tall as me. She's a worker and she works hard everyday to earn money.She usually scolds me and sisters but I can understand the reason is she just want her children to be mature.
I love all members of my family ♥

135 users have voted.
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naddmadd16 3 February, 2017 - 15:31

Let me tell you about my family.....they are awsome.I have 6 siblings and i am the fourth.Two sisters one brother and 2 little brothers.

102 users have voted.
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Diana422 18 February, 2017 - 11:49

Hello everyone ! I love my family very much. I've got mum , dad and brother .My mum is very kind .She is a hairdresser .And she has got short brown hair and brown eyes .She loves cooking .She cooks very good . My dad is a doctor .He is very good doctor .He loves to read . I love my parents .And my small brother .He loves to discover new stuff .He is interested football and mathematics .I love my family!

126 users have voted.
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Assooma 26 January, 2017 - 14:50

Yah my family is big there's my father my mother three boys and three girls there's three members bigger than me and tow younger than me..am in the center..!>

94 users have voted.
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Micheal_geo 13 January, 2017 - 06:22

Hello Everyone,

let me introduce myself. My name is Micheal. I'm Mongolian. In my Family there's my dad, my mom, my little bro and me. My dad is tall and little fat. He is old, so i think he has lot of life experience. He is a my mentor :). My mom is beautiful and kindly person. She looks like me but of course she older than me :P. My little brother is tall, handsome and smart. I'm so proud of him. I love my family. I really want to study English very good. Help me guys, please.

111 users have voted.
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anniegranger 5 January, 2017 - 09:29

hi everybody
i'd like to introduce myself. my name's annie. i'm come from vietnam. there are three people in my family: mother, old brother and me. my mother was die. now i'm living with my brother and my cousin. my brother is a shiper. he is not tall, not handsome, not rich but with me, he is a warm person. i love him so much. i wish he would always be happy

82 users have voted.
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tuturainbow 29 December, 2016 - 05:24

hi guys,

Let me tell you about my family. I live with my mother, father, and little brother. We live in Jakarta. My mother from Jakarta. She is short and slim, she is got short hair and black eyes. My father come from Purwakarta. He is likes Chinese with white skin. We work in same building but different company. My brother loves everything about Japan. He is like father, handsome and tall. We have got fishes as a pet with no name. Father always take care his fishes.

89 users have voted.
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nguyenvu 31 December, 2016 - 03:19

Today I will tell you to know about my family.there are four people in my family, included: my dad, mom, a young brother, and I.My father is a worker, he's got a short hair and strong body, his name is cuong. my mother's name is hoa
she's got a long hair and pretty girl, she is housework. My young brother still study at high school, he plays football very well as I, now they live in my hometown, I live in an another place, it's far away from my home, I really miss them, the first time I come to a new place where I'm living, everything is new and difficult for me. I want to come back my hometown, I'm really alone now

107 users have voted.
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Elsa007 31 December, 2016 - 16:01

About my family, my dad passed away when I was seven. My mum is ill in bed. I grew up an only child. I'm really alone now......

103 users have voted.
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catastrophe 30 June, 2017 - 18:33

Oh, so sad. I know a friend whose dad passed away before she even knew what death meant. So sad... Anyways, how's your mom now? I hope she's better now, right? :(((

16 users have voted.
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hadia 4 February, 2017 - 12:59

I feel really sorry to hear that Elsa. I hope you'll become a proud star for them. You'd never be alone. I am with you. Always.

71 users have voted.
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muliay 14 December, 2016 - 05:00

hello guys i'm long . i'm from indonesian. i will tell you about ma family, ma family have 4 peoples. ma fahter , ma mum , ma big brother , and ma brother . ma fahter is a policemand like ma big brother . ma mum is housewife . she got long and black hair like me. and then last ma brother is student. indonesian has black hair , black eyes .

86 users have voted.
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Baty79 6 December, 2016 - 09:41

Hi,my name is Batoul.I live with my big family,it contains my mam,my dad,my 4 sister and my brother. My mam's name is Nada,she's a science teacher before and she is very strong woman.My dad is 61 years old,he's an English teacher before and now he's sick.My first and second sister are Lama and Lana,they are Pharmatic and live in Russia.

74 users have voted.
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Enny8888 17 October, 2016 - 09:51

Hi! I live in house wih mum, big sister and grandmother. We live in Briansk, Russia. My mum's name is Natalia.She is 47 and work in a school. She is got short and broun hair, blue eyes. My sister's name is Elena. She is 24 and work in newspaper editoring. She is slim, got blond hair and blue eyes. She is vegetarian, so don't eat meat. My grandmother's name is Valentina. She was a math teacher before. I love my family!

120 users have voted.
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Ken 27 September, 2016 - 09:08

Hello admins, will you help me?
Is it okay to say,
My faimily is a father, mother and I. ?
My family members are...

102 users have voted.
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hadia 24 November, 2016 - 15:39

Hi Ken!!
Let me see if I can help you too.
The members of my family are my father, my mother and I.
Family member(s) is a common error. It's not right to use. Instead we should say members of family. OK.
Also, we can say, My family consists of...... etc.
I hope it helped you. ;)

78 users have voted.
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catastrophe 30 June, 2017 - 18:35

Hadia, I have a question. In one book, I don't know which, it was mentioned like "Lily was telling me about her family members" or something. Is it wrong?

6 users have voted.
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Jo - Coordinator 1 July, 2017 - 09:35

Hi Ken, hadia and catastrophe!
It's so nice to see you chatting and helping each other with English as well. :) Depending on the context, it's correct to say 'family members', 'members of the family', or 'members of my family'. We don't say 'My family is a mother...' but it is common to say 'There are four people in my family' or 'There are four of us in my family'. Best wishes, Joanna (LearnEnglish Teens team)


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Ken 6 December, 2016 - 13:59

Hi clever hadia!

Thanks for your comment, you've been most helpful!
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48 users have voted.
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Jonathan - Coor... 27 September, 2016 - 09:49

Hi Ken. I'd say any of these options are commonly used.

  1. There are three people in my family: my father, my mother and me.
  2. In my family there’s my father, my mother and me.
  3. My family is made up of my father, my mother and me.

Your sentences are very close to the third one. Hope that helps :)

Jonathan (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

96 users have voted.
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kaidou 26 September, 2016 - 10:10

Let me tell you about my family. There are 5 people in my family, I live with my mom , my dad, and two young sisters. We live in Hai Phong. My mum 's name is Huong. She is 50, and she is a kind and great woman. She's tall , beautiful and healthy. My mom 's got long, black hair and brown eyes, and white skin.She is a housework, she spends most of her time to take care for my family. I very love and respect her. Im very greatful for my mom, My dad's name is Tu, he is a little fat and short, but he is very strong. He's a self-employed, and he is 53 years old. My dad is a kind, generous, frienly person.He alway teaches me how to becom a good man , and person Who is useful for the society. My sister is 10, she is a student,she 's very intelligent, and she like listento music, traveling. We all love ,respect one another and get along well. I love my family

150 users have voted.