Talking about your family

Sam wants to play Game of Kings, but Jack is more interested in Sam's family.

Instructions

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Transcript

Jack: Hi Sam. How’s it going?
Sam: Good. How are you?
Jack: Fine, thanks. Hey, is that the new version of Game of Kings?
Sam: Yeah, do you want to play? It’s great!
Jack: Oh! You can’t buy that here! Where did you get it?
Sam: From my brother. He sent it to me.
Jack: What? Charlie?
Sam: No, my other brother, Rob. He lives in the States ... in New York.
Jack: Really? I didn’t know you had another brother!
Sam: Yeah! Well, he’s my half-brother.
Jack: But ... I don’t get it ...
Sam: He’s my dad’s son. My dad went to New York to study and married an American.
Jack: Your mum’s American?!
Sam: No, no, not my mum. That was ages ago ... before he met my mum.
Jack: Ah, OK, I get it now. Wow, I didn’t know that! So, how old is your half-brother?
Sam: Er, he’s five years older than me, so he’s twenty-three.
Jack: Cool. And do you see him often?
Sam: Not very often ... I’ve been to visit him twice. Well, three times, but the first time I don’t remember because I was really little. But we speak on Skype a lot.
Jack: And have you met Rob’s mum?
Sam: Yeah. She’s really nice. She’s from Mexico originally. She’s married to someone else now.
Jack: And what does your mum think?
Sam: Er ... she’s fine about it! She knew my dad was divorced and had a son.
Jack: Huh ... OK.
Sam: OK, enough questions. Do you want to play Game of Kings or what?
Jack: Yeah, cool.

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Jack: Hi Sam. How’s it going?
Sam: Good. H__ are you?
Jack: Fine, thanks. Hey, is that the new version of Game of Kings?
Sam: Yeah, d__ you want t__ play? It’s great!
Jack: Oh! You can’t buy that here! Where did you get it?
Sam: From m__ brother. He sent it to m__.
Jack: What? Charlie?
Sam: No, my other b______, Rob. He lives i__ the States ... in New York.
Jack: Really? I didn’t know you had another brother!
Sam: Yeah! Well, he’s my half-b______.
Jack: But ... I don’t get it ...
Sam: He’s my dad’s s__. My dad went to New York to study and m______ an American.
Jack: Your mum’s American?!
Sam: No, no, not my m__. That w__ ages ago ... before he met m__ mum.
Jack: Ah, OK, I get it now. Wow, I didn’t know that! So, how old is your half-brother?
Sam: Er, he’s five y____ older t___ me, so h__ twenty-three.
Jack: Cool. And do you see him often?
Sam: Not very often ... I’ve b___ t__ visit him twice. Well, three times, but the first time I d___ remember because I w__ really little. But we speak on Skype a lot.
Jack: And have you met Rob’s mum?
Sam: Yeah. She’s r_____ nice. She’s f___ Mexico originally. She’s married t__ someone else now.
Jack: And what does your mum think?
Sam: Er ... she’s fine about it! She knew my dad w__ divorced and h__ a son.
Jack: Huh ... OK.
Sam: OK, enough questions. Do you w___ to p___ Game of Kings or what?
Jack: Yeah, cool.

Discussion

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Submitted by ahgima099 on Sat, 10/15/2022 - 12:18

There are five members in my family. They are father, mother, two younger sisters and me. My dad and mum is short and little fat. My younger sisters' name are Zar Zar and Theint Theint. Zar Zar is 13 years old. She is taller than me and has got short hair. Theint Theint is 5 years younger than me. She has got straight hair and fair skin.

Submitted by Turtle08 on Tue, 09/06/2022 - 07:52

In my family we are four people: my paresnts, my brother and me. My brother is three years older than me. I usually spend a lot of time with him, and we often play a trading card game or videogames together. Sometimes I meet my cousin (the daughter of my mum's sister) and we have a lot of fun. She's really nice.
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Submitted by Javiera_Ophelia on Sat, 09/03/2022 - 02:05

My name's Javiera. I'm 15 year old. I have only one sister. Her name's Fernanda. She's really nice with me. My parents are from Chile. My mother is 52 years old and my father's 51 years old. My father is taxi driver and my mom works in a company.
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Submitted by FlowerQueen on Tue, 06/07/2022 - 09:14

In my family we are four people. There are my parents, Mum and Dad. They are both from South Korea. I also have a little brother, his name is David. All my relatives live in South Korea, except my cousin, the son of my Mum's older sister. I've got 2 female cousins and 8 male cousins. And there's also the little daughter of my cousin, she's 1 year old. So, my family isn't so complicated, because I don't have any half-sisters and half-brothers.

Submitted by bilmemne on Tue, 05/31/2022 - 15:51

my family is good because they are so kind. ı have 1 big brother 1 baby sister. ı have 2 pets. 1 is a cat and 1 is a bird. my mom sells medicines to pharmacies, also my dad does the same too. ı love my family

Submitted by Rehammohamed on Thu, 04/21/2022 - 13:34

I have 2 siblings one of them is 2 years older than me and my younger sister is 8 years younger than me, so I half sibling. My dad was a director but before retire, sadly he pass away. My mam is housewife. Now, I have been married 12 years ago, and I've got 2 kids. He is omar and his sister is lily, he is 3 years older than her. My husband is banker.
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Submitted by Tina - Coordinator on Sat, 04/23/2022 - 07:07

Hi Rehammohamed,

Thanks for your comments on LearnEnglish Teens. This website is specially for teenagers aged 13-17 years old but it sounds like you are older than that. You are welcome to keep on using LearnEnglish Teens but if you are over 17, please do NOT post any more comments as we must keep this strictly for teenagers to interact with each other. 

Best wishes,
Tina, (LearnEnglish Teens team)

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Submitted by melodi on Fri, 01/21/2022 - 13:45

I live with my mom, dad and brother. We have pets: a cat and fish. We have traditions: every New year we celebrate in a country house, on holidays we exchange gifts. My family is kind and good, I really love my family♡

Submitted by hermione123 on Fri, 05/07/2021 - 13:26

I live with my mom and dad and a 6-year-younger sister. My sister and i love reading a lot. We usually read fiction or science books and weird science facts. We like to remember the facts as many as we can, and we'll share those facts to our parents. But my little sister can remember the facts more than i can. I think she's pretty cool. She is also better than me in math when i was in her age.

Submitted by Arivelde on Tue, 04/13/2021 - 18:50

At this moment I am living with my mum, dad, 2 brothers, my grandparents and a older lady that is almost one third grandma, it's a full house, pretty loud too. The rest of my relatives lives around the world, and I don't have much contact with them.

Submitted by Ashley_122 on Tue, 02/23/2021 - 16:44

I live with my mum, dad and my brothers. I have 2 brothers. I am 14 years old. My little brother Göktürk is 1-year-old and My other brother Tuğra is 10 years old. My mom and dad are 38 years old. My mom's name is İlknur and she is a housewife. My dad's name is Lokman and he is a policeman.That's all about my family.

Submitted by hohooibin on Wed, 01/20/2021 - 15:00

There are four member in my family.My father is a salesman of electrical product.My mother is a hairdreser.I have a sister witch are bigger than me 3 years.And I have one dog and cat.They are my family too.I love my family so much.

Submitted by picopeca on Mon, 11/30/2020 - 09:50

I have a younger sister she's 7 and I'm 13. This year we are makIng a vegetable garden with four families more and also a chicken coop.

Submitted by Skripi14 on Mon, 11/02/2020 - 17:22

I has 2 half-brothers. 1st is older me on 5 years 2nd on 7 years. My brothers the besr of the best

Submitted by Stasiia_Ukr on Wed, 10/21/2020 - 07:23

I have 2 brothers, they are twins and they older than me for 17 years

Submitted by samianaznin on Sun, 10/04/2020 - 06:39

My family like to read book, paly game together, watch TV...

Submitted by cookiepg on Sun, 09/20/2020 - 13:43

My family like read books and watch film ..........(^^)
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Submitted by Inca033 on Sat, 09/05/2020 - 20:18

My family is a typical one, I have 1 sister (She is 5 years older than me) and I'm youngest person in family.
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Submitted by zagrybast on Fri, 08/14/2020 - 09:41

Hi everyone! There are four persons in my family. These are my parents, my older brother and me. My older brother is 7 years older than me. My dad's 4 year older than my mum. We are a happy family.
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Submitted by Xuka on Sun, 08/09/2020 - 16:15

I’m glad to introduce my family. There're three people, including my parents and me. My mom's a beautiful woman with long black hair. My father’s a little fat. My parents are both IT engineers. They are very busy all day with their laptops. However, after dinner, we sit together in the living room talking, sometimes watching a funny movie. On the weekend, my family usually go shopping or go out to have dinner. Sometimes, my dad drives the whole family to go to the beach far about 100km from my house. I love these trips. We have a lot of fun. I feel very happy to be alive in this family.
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Submitted by IANPAUL on Mon, 07/13/2020 - 18:37

We are all Mexicans, some taller than others and others smaller, I really don't know how many we are, we are a very large family.

Submitted by Thapa01 on Wed, 07/08/2020 - 04:21

We're a nuclear family with five people. My daddy, my mommy, my two big brother, and me. my daddy is worker and my mommy is house wife. Me and my two big brother study in college. We are a nice family.

Submitted by beasam0109 on Sun, 05/17/2020 - 16:54

In my family we are four, I, my father Massimiliano, my mom Stefania and my brother Matteo. My brother is 28 so he doesn't live whit us but with his girlfriend. We often meet and sometimes dinner together

Submitted by JasmineD03 on Sat, 05/16/2020 - 12:41

In my family there are five people: my mother, my father, my brother, my sister and me. I'm the youngest, my sister is 17 and my brother 29. We have a cat and a labrador dog. My parents are separated, but in spite of this I'm not sad because they're both very present for me. Moreover, my brother spends very little time at home with us, so it is always me, my mum and my sister at home.

Submitted by BttChiara on Thu, 05/14/2020 - 18:58

In my family there are four people: my father, my mother, my little sister and me. My father's name is Maurizio, my mother's name is Adriana, my little sister's name is Agnese and I'm Chiara. We are from Sicily but now we live in Turin.

Submitted by Micheleanto on Thu, 05/14/2020 - 18:26

My family is composed by 4 people: my mother, my father, my sister and me. My father’s called Giovanni, my mother Sara and my sister Zoe. My parents are divorced but i’m not sad, with my mom I have a cat and we love it so much

Submitted by FedericoB8 on Thu, 05/14/2020 - 16:06

In my family there are 4 people. I have an older sister, she is 16 years old. My mother is called Anglela and my father Roberto.

Submitted by MatildePace on Thu, 05/14/2020 - 14:29

My family is composed of four people. My father, my mother, my brother and me. My cat and my dog ​​also belong to my family. I love my family is so fun and loving.

Submitted by Desy on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 12:49

In my family there are four people, my mother, my father, my brother and me. My mother is called Laura, my father Angelo and my brother Andrea. My brother is the youngest in the family, in fact he is 10 years old. We don't have pets, but I would like a cat. We live in a flat near the center of Turin, but it is located on the top floor without the lift!

Submitted by gattifederica on Mon, 05/11/2020 - 23:13

I’m Federica, I’m 15 years old and I’m an only child. My parents are called Maria and Roberto and they married 18 years ago. I love them and they are funny. In this period we watch TV series together every evening and we spend more time together. I haven’t any pets because my parents don’t want them but I’d like a dog. We live in a big flat near to the Turin centre.

Submitted by bea_mara on Mon, 05/11/2020 - 17:12

In my family there are four people: my mum, my dad, my sister and me. I'm the youngest daughter.

Submitted by QUEENAMULETAARDVARK on Wed, 04/22/2020 - 14:01

in my family we're eight .i,m a thriplet ,to a boy and a girl, and i have an elder brother and sister ,the family's activity in general is sport and dance

Submitted by Briant on Mon, 04/20/2020 - 14:40

Hi, I'm Briant and I'm from Milan, I love doing my english exercises. I prefer to do them. than talking about my family.

Submitted by anhtuanbk60 on Mon, 04/06/2020 - 14:58

We are nuclear family. There are 4 peple. My parents, my older sister and me.My father is a doctor, He is a funny man but sometimes, he is strict with me and my sister. But we know, he wants we to be better. My mother is a teacher, she is pretty and gentle

Submitted by Alexzander_ on Sun, 04/05/2020 - 05:04

My family is very lovely as I have an elder sister, a mom, and a dad. My sister is 2 years older than me, that is my only sibling. Although sometimes I do fight with my sister, but we will forget that at the next moment and became as usual. My parents are sometimes very straight while at studying, but most of the time they are very friendly and good to us. My family isn't crazy about sports, but we do often go to the park to jog or run. I will always fell happy and proud of my family, as it is my only and unique family!

Submitted by Sai on Sun, 12/15/2019 - 07:04

I love my family. They are four people in our family. my father , my mother , my brother and me.

Submitted by Seppup on Tue, 09/24/2019 - 08:27

I have five people in my family This is my parents, two sister and me This is a big family When iam sad. My mom always stands by me So i love my family My father is a fisher man My mom is housewife My older sister is a waitress My elder sister is a hairsalon

Submitted by valencia2019 on Mon, 09/02/2019 - 17:02

My name is Carolina, and I'm from Switzerland. I have one older sister, her name is Victoria. My mum's name is Cristina and she speaks English, French, Italian, Spanish. My dad's name is François and he speaks Spanish, English, Germain, French and Italian. I speak French and some Spanish and English. I have two dogs and two Rabbit : Jazzie, Guess, Flamme and Pamplemousse.
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Submitted by Shashi on Wed, 08/28/2019 - 12:06

My family is nuclear.My family members is dad,mum,sister and me.I have a younger sister. I'm the elder sister.I love my family.

Submitted by AFFAN on Tue, 08/20/2019 - 11:00

I have a Dad, mum, 2 big sister

Submitted by anikaasad__ on Tue, 03/19/2019 - 14:32

We're a nuclear family. My parents and me. I have an older sister. She's married though, so no longer lives with us but stays in the same city. I'm the youngest in my family. Well, I love them a lot. I;d say we're a mix of everything. We have problems, arguements and ugly fights just like every family probably does. Then the next moment you may see us being funny and laughing as if there is no issue going on in our lives. There is even some amount of dysfunctionality in our family that I'd dare not deny, but what even is a family now where there isn't any dysfunctionality lol, just the quantity may differ. But deep down, we're all very much aware of the fact that we love each other a lot, will support each other at every step and can die for each other.
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Submitted by Tutor on Fri, 09/28/2018 - 05:25

Q:What is your family like? A:I love with my family. And my family's so nice. We're three brothers, parents and grand-parents. But recently my elder brother has got married and he lives with his wife and a son. We're happy family.

Submitted by Ayciceknazli on Tue, 06/05/2018 - 14:57

Hi. My family is vey funny. I love them. We are a family of five. My father,mother and two brother. And I want to ask something. How can I download this video?? Please helo me.
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Submitted by Jonathan - Coo… on Tue, 06/05/2018 - 15:54

Hi Ayciceknazli. Sorry, this video is not downloadable. I hope you can visit this page to watch it whenever you need. :)

Jonathan (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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Submitted by Ayciceknazli on Wed, 06/06/2018 - 20:55

Thank you foor your help. I wil visit this page when I need it.

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Submitted by Harna on Fri, 03/23/2018 - 12:52

Hi!eveyone, I'm a new member in this webside. So I hope you can hepl me know more knowleges. Thanks you so much! Now, I am living with my family has 5 people : my father, my mother, two sisters and me. Although, we are so busy in our works: my mum is a teacher ; my dad is worker; my sister and me are students , we always at home or hang out together. We feel happy and more proud about my family.
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Submitted by Jonathan - Coo… on Fri, 03/23/2018 - 13:34

Hi Harna and welcome to LearnEnglish Teens! We hope you enjoy your English learning here :)

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Submitted by Ahjeen on Tue, 02/20/2018 - 17:01

I have 1 older sister and I'm the yongest
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Submitted by Ahjeen on Thu, 01/11/2018 - 16:03

My family is made out of me my younger sis, my mum & my dad they're so good!!!!!
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