Sibling Rivalry

This semi-real, semi-animated film tells the story of a teenage girl and her annoying brother who takes her secret diary. What happens when he reads it?


Do the preparation task first. Then watch the short film and do the exercises to check your understanding.


Sister: The world turns and the valley is quiet. In a house on an estate a young girl lives with her mum, dad and the bane of her life. She dreams of the love of someone who understands, eyes full of love and two hearts entwined. A beautiful island of love in the sun … I am the girl and my dream is about to be shattered by the devil himself.

Mum: Kids! Tea’s ready.

Voices: Hello, Gruff.

Schoolboy: Oh my beloved, let us go to the island of love …

Everyone: Ahhh ...

Text message: Hi love, Gruff here. The diary thing is just like … too embarrassing. UR dumped!

Magazine text: 'Lewis – new lowest of the low'

Brother: Hey! Hey! Help!

Sister: The world turns and the valley is sleeping. Cold and tired, sister and brother sit huddled on an island. One is determined not to give her heart away so easily again, and the other ... will need to learn to swim.


Do you have a sibling? Has either of you ever done something horrible to the other one?

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Submitted by xMonBabyy on Wed, 07/14/2021 - 01:44

I have a younger brother, although he is very naughty and destroys my things, I love him very much

Submitted by WenVaneGuevara on Tue, 09/01/2020 - 03:46

I have not a sibling more younger but a cousin more younger, which I painted for naughty and she started to cry, but then I bought her a coke and some cookies and she was very happy and said me that she loved me very much again

Submitted by AlfredoRomero on Mon, 08/31/2020 - 20:43

He didn't do anything to me directly, but one day my brother kicked the house pet and that upset me a lot.

Submitted by FlavioGrana on Mon, 08/31/2020 - 19:22

I have 3 siblings and i am the oldest of my family, so i have a great responsability because i need to are the example for they. Just now i am helping them whit their classes at school and i am teaching subjects of Mathematics and phsicial. My relationship with my siblings its great.

Submitted by j3sfuentes on Mon, 08/31/2020 - 19:09

Yeah, I have only one brother, I get along regularly with him. Once I remember that playing video games I beat him just and throw the control of the console, broke and then throw mine , and then no one could play for a while.
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Submitted by CarlosCano on Mon, 08/31/2020 - 18:20

Hi! I have a youngest sister 2 years than me. We discuss in sometimes but after a while, we talk again, she is very diffcult, and try to be a good brother is too...

Submitted by luisma on Mon, 08/31/2020 - 18:14

I have 2 sisters and 1 brother, I am the smallest. We have never hurt ourselves in such an ugly way. we have a good relationship despite the arguments. I think I'm the annoying one.

Submitted by JuanTrujilloEstrada on Mon, 08/31/2020 - 17:23

My sisters doesn´t live in my parents house anymore, but i rememeber somedays when they used to live here, remember hearing the music in their room, music of Julieta venegas and Belanova, we really don´t argue abou the music

Submitted by Ferb on Mon, 08/31/2020 - 16:44

Hi, I'm Fernando. I don't have a sister but I did have a brother a few years ago if we fought but it was not of much interest and as time went by those fights and arguments went away, today I get along very well with him.

Submitted by nacho98g on Mon, 08/31/2020 - 16:44

I'm Ignacio, I have two brothers, I usually argue a lot with them but we know that deep down we love each other. And we are also always there to defend each other.

Submitted by Jorgeecalonso on Mon, 08/31/2020 - 05:30

My brother Alexis, is 6 years younger than me, I remember that when I was 12 we were playing soccer, I hit him with the ball so hard that I left him breathless. In the end I felt bad about it and as an apologize I bought some popcorn and we watched his favorite movie "Sherk 2" together.

Submitted by DianaPaulinaMoreno on Mon, 08/31/2020 - 04:00

I have 3 male brothers, I have never felt in competition with them, we really have a good relationship, I think I am the annoying sister

Submitted by OscarDMartinez on Mon, 08/31/2020 - 02:18

My name is Oscar and I have a younger sister, we alway fight for everything and one day she sit on my glasses. I feel sad for that but my sister immediately apology with me because it was an accident and my glasses doesn't broke.

Submitted by MarcosMG on Mon, 08/31/2020 - 01:35

I have 2 older siblings. 1 brother and 1 sister. We used to fight as a kids but now we respect and support each other.

Submitted by IvonnePH on Mon, 08/31/2020 - 00:07

if you have a brother you understand this kind of thing from the beginning. I have a brother and I learned a lot from him despite any discussion. I like the type of animation used to make the video, the story is funny. ☺

Submitted by JonathanEstrella on Sun, 08/30/2020 - 18:52

When I was around 12 or 13 years old, I used to argue a lot with a brother who is 2 years older than me. I don't think I get along very well with him, and now I don't live with him much. With my other brother and my sisters I never remember that we had an argument.

Submitted by Riblas on Sun, 08/30/2020 - 16:52

I have three brothers, sometimes we only make jokes but nothing as horrible as ridiculing in public, this video shows how sometimes we do not measure the consequences of actions, In the end they will remain brothers and have to support each other.

Submitted by MarianaLRM on Sun, 08/30/2020 - 05:33

I have two brothers, one older and one younger, and when we were children and we had a fight, we sometimes hurt each other because we didn't mediate our strength, but it was never with bad intentions.

Submitted by maga2020 on Sun, 08/30/2020 - 03:38

I'm Mariana I have a youngest brother 4 years than me, and I could remember than we were child we mischief each other, I think the most horrible thing he did to me was one day he broke one of my draws and I get upset and threw some of his toy cars to the street.

Submitted by JimenaT on Sun, 08/30/2020 - 00:59

I have one sister and we usually make jokes and sometimes we fight but I think that we have a good relationship and we support each other in everthing. Also I´m the youngest and She always cares about me so I really admire her. She´s the best!

Submitted by andris1104 on Wed, 04/22/2020 - 08:17

i finished it

Submitted by kbazsi0521 on Sat, 04/18/2020 - 17:07

I have a sister and I think everybody makes pranks but not like this. It's too harsh. But in the end their love for each other wins over the prank, and that is the most important thing.

Submitted by vikiii32 on Thu, 04/16/2020 - 13:39

I also have a sister. We usually trick each other but of course not in a serious way. This boy in the video made a big mistake but his sister could forgive him and in my opinion this is the most important thing between siblings.

Submitted by Dogfriend on Wed, 04/15/2020 - 10:59

I found this video to be a little disturbing and wierd at first. I had to watch it twice to actually get the story but overall it was very sweet and heartwarming. It is accurate at most parts because family is there when you need them. On the other hand the portrayal of the story is very odd and strange to look at, but when you understand the plot it turns out to be very enjoyable.
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Submitted by Hollow on Mon, 04/06/2020 - 16:33

This movie is terrifying. There’s something about the atmosphere that I cannot really put my finger on. I get the moral, but still... Truth be told, I didn’t really like it, but to each his own. To answer the question, I do have siblings. I have a half-sister, whom I’ve never seen before. I also have a stepsister and a stepbrother. They’re very nice. We’re not really close though. And I have a brother as well.
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Submitted by empty on Mon, 07/08/2019 - 07:50

I didn't get the story at first , but It's okay . And yes I've got a little sister . We never get along well...☺

Submitted by daisy (not verified) on Sat, 09/05/2015 - 15:46

Idon't know why there aren't any comments on this film , well at first it didn't draw my attention but the end is nice and i really want everyone to have a nice relationship with their sibling just like my realationship with my 3 older sisters
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