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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.



Total votes: 920
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Do you have a big family?


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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.
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rabeeZ 20 September, 2016 - 20:58

I have big family . a great father and kindest mother , my dad is farmer and got a black sort hair .
My Mum is housewife and got long black hair . I have two brother and four sister and got a pet cat .

92 users have voted.
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rasha99 14 September, 2016 - 22:03

no we are small family we are just me ,mum ,and 2 sisters. we live in small department,and we are so happy together for ever.

62 users have voted.
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4444 25 August, 2016 - 19:40

Unfortunately; i have got a small family Composed from my dad and mom 2 brothers and one sister and of course me!
i said unfortunately because i love big families where the Laughs don't stop!!

83 users have voted.
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Zateeme 24 August, 2016 - 13:49

Hi I am zateeme and I have a family of six which includes my mother, my father, an older brother, my grandfather and my grandmother. My mom is tall and is very little fat, she has long black hair and dark brown eyes. My father is tall and fat too! He has black hair with just few grey hair and dark brown eyes. My brother is tall too with short brownish black hair and dark brown eyes and I am also tall with long brown hair and greenish eyes. I hope you all like my family :)

82 users have voted.
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lyleo 25 July, 2016 - 05:04

I have a big family. There are 9 people in my family: my mom, my dad, 5 sisters and my brother. So i love my family so much.<3<3<3

89 users have voted.
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anwar2000 9 July, 2016 - 21:22

Let’s my tell you my family , I live with my dad’s , my mum’s , brother’s , and my sister’s . We live in Palestine, My dad’s is Palestinian, and he works in NGOS. He’s tall and slim; he’s got short hair and brown eyes. My mum’s is Palestinian and she’s speaking Arabic, She’s short and fat, she’s got tall black hair and blue eyes. My brother’s is 15 years, he loves play station, and he’s got short black hair and black eyes. My sister’s is 10 years, she’s loves gas music, and she’s got tall brown hair and green eyes, Like me , I’m in secondary school, I have got short black hair and black eyes, About pets I love its but don’t have.

70 users have voted.
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refikolmez 4 July, 2016 - 13:18

I have a nucleus family. I wish I had a big family, so that I wouldn't be bored

59 users have voted.
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treeratsunpakeaw 28 June, 2016 - 03:58

Dear everyone
my family, there are 5 people, my grandmom, grandfather ,my mom , my dad and me.
My grandparents are Farmer. My parents are an officer ,they work an office in a big city. I still study and in years 10. In the future, I wanna be a farmer like my grandparents. my house is in the small city, and I live my family.
Write soon and tell me about your family

67 users have voted.
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AndersonRamos 21 June, 2016 - 12:40

Hi everyone,
I love my family. I live with my wife, my parents and my two children.

65 users have voted.