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Do you take after your mum or your dad? Do you have to look after a younger brother or sister? Do you get on well with your family? Tell us about them!

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Nerminka 19 June, 2014 - 17:22

My family 5 members: mother, father, sister, brother and I'm. I am the first child of the family. I have a little sister and brother from myself. i love them very much :)

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Ayan 24 April, 2014 - 17:52

My family 3 members: Mother,Father and I'm... I don't have sister and brother.. I love father and mother :)

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AnaB 9 December, 2013 - 19:20

Everyone tells me that I take after my mum. And I think the same as them.
Yeah, and that's the biggest problem in the world. Every day I have to look after my young brother. He always wears me out. >.< But I love him so much. :)
Yes, I go for with my family. We're all loving each other. And I love them so so so much. :)

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Angelica 15 May, 2013 - 18:56

I have got one brother.My family have 4 members.I, my brother, my mother and my father I sometimes look after my brother... I love my family..

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Natalija 26 April, 2013 - 18:43

My family have 4 members-my parents, sister and I. We're on the good terms the majority of time, but my parents're very annoying sometimes and they're acting overprotective. They think I'm too young for some things, and my father still sees me like a baby, and we've been arguing recently. I'm the youngest, and that's the reason, but I want them to accept i'm growing up and there's no reason to protect me so much. Since I'm the youngest in the family, I don't have to look after brother/sister-luckily:). I don't take after my parents at all: we're so different, in both appearance and character.

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AlinaKho 20 March, 2013 - 08:40

I take after my dad. Also I have a little step-bro I always look after him. I'm happy with that but sometimes he can be so annoying, anyway I really love him:)

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ellen 18 March, 2013 - 12:46

I love my family.Family-is a small society.Of course, we take care of parents stay.I have got a one brother.
I have a with my brother to the good relation.
Who do you take after most? Your mum or your dad? Why?-Both of them.
Because,every parent should take care of their children.
İt is not true?

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Jo - Coordinator 18 March, 2013 - 11:08

Thanks for all your answers. Actually, "take after someone" and "look after someone" have very different meanings:

take after someone = be like or look like someone in your family                                              Both my children take after their father - they have dark hair and a short temper.                             I take after my mother's side of the family - we are always looking for adventure.

look after someone = take care of someone, be responsible for someone                                          I had to look after my mum while she was ill.                                                                                  I'm looking after my little sister tonight when my parents go out.                                                         

You can also use look after for animals and things.                                                                         I'm looking after my neighbour's cat while she's away.                                                                 Can you look after my bag for a moment while I go to to the toilet?                                                                                                                                

I hope that helps! Try the practice exercises on this page to help you remember. Then try this question:

Who do you take after most? Your mum or your dad? Why?

Joanna (LearnEnglish Teens team)

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MALINE 16 March, 2013 - 22:37

We use take after when you look like someone in your family and look after when you take care of someone, right?

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marila2013 16 March, 2013 - 19:25

yes really i take after my parents both..because i love them..and i have a younger brother and a sister too.. they both take after me..i love theme all!

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Bora F 16 March, 2013 - 15:49

I think that take after is to help him in difficult situations and look after is to see if he make any mistake.... this is my opinion please tell me if i am right or wrong......

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Jo - Coordinator 13 March, 2013 - 08:33

Right, everyone, I have a vocabulary question for you! What's the difference in meaning between:

a. I take after my dad.

b. I look after my dad.      ???

Joanna (LearnEnglish Teens team)

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marila2013 19 March, 2013 - 21:01

hello Jo_ coordinator...well "take after some body" mean is to be similar to an older member of your family in appearance or character...& look after s.body or s.thing mean is to take care of or be in charge of someone or some thing!!!!!
am I right?

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Jo - Coordinator 21 March, 2013 - 12:42

Well done marila2013 - that's exactly right!

Who do you take after?

Joanna (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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Hiihoi 6 March, 2013 - 17:27

Yes, I take after my parents. sometimes I must look after my little sister. I realy love my Family! :)

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RehinaParker 5 March, 2013 - 13:29

Yes of course that i take after my family they are everythink in my life........ I LOVE MY FAMILY.....

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Jo - Coordinator 3 March, 2013 - 20:04

Wow, I'm surprised how many people are happy to say that they take after their parents! In what ways are you like them? I definitely take after my dad - we have the same sense of humour.

Joanna (LearnEnglish Teens Team

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onlyasraful 2 March, 2013 - 14:18

of course i take after my parents and love very much. when entire house after office mother came to me, how are you? i have two sister and one brother. all family member met long time when goverment declare public holiday.

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marli 26 February, 2013 - 15:20

of course that i take after my parents. i have just a brother that is bigger than me. i have a good relationship with my family. i love them

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Bora F 26 February, 2013 - 12:45

Yes i take after my perents becouse i love them...i have three sisters and one of them is more young than me and i look after her.....the relationship with my family are realy good..

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