No matter how much you love your family, they can be annoying sometimes. Watch the video to see why Izzy is frustrated!

Instructions

Watch the video. It's full of phrasal verbs, which are red in the comic. Then do the exercise to check you understand and can use the phrasal verbs.

Discussion

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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Submitted by strawberry123_ on Thu, 07/07/2022 - 08:12

Some people say that I take after my mum, some - after my dad. I don`t really know, I think that I take after both - my mum and dad. I have to look after my younger sister, our relationships are good, but I think she`s the best sister, which can ever be, but sometimes she`s so annoying. Especially in these moments, when I see she`s upset, ask her, what`s up, and she answers - nothing, leave me. What about my relationships with my parents, I love them, and everything is good, until I hear the fraze "She`s small/smaller that you(about my sister and me)". It`s perhaps the only topic, we argue about. I get on well with my grandma and grandpa, but unfortunately I haven`t seen them for about a year now, because I with my family moved to another country and we can`t come there now. I really miss them and I hope we`ll be able to meet soon
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Submitted by Gunay on Wed, 06/01/2022 - 06:55

A video about the family and good questions at the end

Submitted by LongLuu99 on Wed, 08/04/2021 - 02:15

There's nothing stronger than a family

Submitted by Stasiia_Ukr on Wed, 10/21/2020 - 18:20

I have good relationships with my family. I don't have younger brothers or sisters only older. But I have two nieces which I need to look after. Sometimes they wear me out and annoy me. I love them so much!

Submitted by cookiepg on Sat, 09/05/2020 - 04:45

I don't had to look after my sister

Submitted by languagelearner on Wed, 03/18/2020 - 05:51

I only look after my brother me and my brother bond very well.
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Submitted by Chocomint on Fri, 08/09/2019 - 12:49

I reckon I take after both my mum and my dad but I look like my mum is much more than my dad. My mom has a dimple on both side of her face so that why I get the same dimple as her. I have three brothers and I am the youngest member in my family, we look after our parent and I am responsible for my two dogs. Sometimes we don’t understand each other but after it happened we realize we are a family, a cozy place to return.
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Submitted by Ale77Can on Sun, 07/14/2019 - 02:48

This is a great question, the people says to me i take after more my mom than my dad, and i agree. But, i don´t like to be am angry person like my mother, so i am trying to change for good, i don´t look after my brothers because i am the younger.
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Submitted by empty on Mon, 06/03/2019 - 10:24

well....Honestly I didn't understand anything !

Submitted by languagelearner on Wed, 03/18/2020 - 05:54

its ok you will understand once you play the video over and over again

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Submitted by A2l2e2i2a on Sat, 04/13/2019 - 09:27

i always look after my young sisters ,,that can be annoyed sometimes cos they it take my whole time ,,i can't do something for me ..i feel like i got only 12 h a day but yes i'm glad to have them
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Submitted by A2l2e2i2a on Sat, 04/13/2019 - 09:25

i look like both dad and mum ..i have a small nose like mum and i'm a Brunette skin girl ..and i have dimples like both of them ,,,
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Submitted by luki0910 on Fri, 01/11/2019 - 08:35

I take after my dad because it seems that we were the same person, we have the same color skin, the same eyes color, we are tall and we have a very similar nose. I don't have siblings, I am an only child. I have a good relationship with my family, they are always with me, they support me in everything, and they are the most important people that I have, I really love them.
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Submitted by luki0910 on Fri, 01/11/2019 - 08:35

I think and also it is confirmed by my friends and relatives that considering my appearence I take after my dad. On the other hand referring to my character with some traits I take after my mum and my dad. Similarities with my dad are: sense of humor, interest, habits (e.g. sitting until late at night), being late. Me and my mum don't like to not be prepared or late (altought as I wrote it happens to me very often.) I completely get on with my parents. We have great relation, despite of fact that I am at puberty, which is associated with rebellion or disobedience. I have an older brother and it won't shock anyone that I don't look after him. Moreover we don't have any animals (fortunately) so the only thing I must look after is me. I can take care only of myself which is delightful!
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Submitted by luki0910 on Fri, 01/11/2019 - 08:26

Hello admins, In the middle of the video somebody says "i give up" what does it actually mean I'm very interested please reply fast. Łukasz

Submitted by editor_rachael on Fri, 01/11/2019 - 10:09

Hi luki0910,

 

'I give up' means to stop trying to do something, usually because it's very difficult. In this situation, Izzy is finding it difficult to explain to Georgie why she can't have a hamster and she hasn't got any more patience, so she says 'I give up!'

 

Hope that helps!

 

Rachael
LearnEnglish Teens team

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Submitted by luki0910 on Wed, 01/23/2019 - 08:24

thank you

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Submitted by Cecil on Mon, 07/02/2018 - 03:48

In my house I only live with my mum, she wears me out a lot, but I love her and we have learned to go through things and differences we have had so at the end of the day we are fine again.

Submitted by wittymodestboy on Sat, 05/26/2018 - 18:58

I think and also it is confirmed by my friends and relatives that considering my appearence I take after my dad. On the other hand referring to my character with some traits I take after my mum and my dad. Similarities with my dad are: sense of humor, interest, habits (e.g. sitting until late at night), being late. Me and my mum don't like to not be prepared or late (altought as I wrote it happens to me very often.) I completely get on with my parents. We have great relation, despite of fact that I am at puberty, which is associated with rebellion or disobedience. I have an older brother and it won't shock anyone that I don't look after him. Moreover we don't have any animals (fortunately) so the only thing I must look after is me. I can take care only of myself which is delightful!

Submitted by camila_2000 on Fri, 02/16/2018 - 20:15

I take after my dad because it seems that we were the same person, we have the same color skin, the same eyes color, we are tall and we have a very similar nose. I don't have siblings, I am an only child. I have a good relationship with my family, they are always with me, they support me in everything, and they are the most important people that I have, I really love them.

Submitted by solex17 on Fri, 02/16/2018 - 00:14

well about who I look like in my family is to my mom, I am her copy, my face is very similar to her; one day I had the opportunity to compare photos of when she was my age and the only thing that made us different is that she wore hair short and I long; If we talk about my dad my temper and bad temper definitely take him out of it. Yes, I have taken care of my sister literally since my mother was pregnant because it was a high risk pregnancy and coincidentally it was discovered when I was on vacation, she had to take rest and I helped her with many household chores, then When she was born, I took care of her during my vacations and in the afternoons after I arrive from school . Bealive me saw her growing has been an unparalleled experience ... a few months ago my father hired a lady to help me take care of her. I could say that. I could say that I have a good relationship with my family members.

Submitted by nazh_roldan on Wed, 02/14/2018 - 00:50

in my opinion i take after my parents, i react to differents situations like my mother for example when we are mad with someone our reaction is the same also when we are talking or argue we are like the same person, with my dad i am like him in the way that he is always laugh of everything. i dont have brothers or sisters i am onli child my relationship with my family is really good they are always supporting me so do i, i really love them i have a bond with them because a really trust in them and that is like someting importanta of it.

Submitted by david_munevar on Tue, 02/13/2018 - 23:09

i take after to my dad in some situations that i say something funny and he complement with another comment like this, i dont take after with my little brother because he think things so diferents that i say in some ocations, i get on well with my mom and brother because my stepfather is so tedious and in some problems with my brother is so exclusive.

Submitted by sfonsecaguilar7 on Tue, 02/13/2018 - 21:50

I think I look like my dad, because our character is strong, we like to be punctual and also we like to make many jokes, we are very sociable but also respectful, I really appreciate that he has taught me so many values. I don't have to take care of younger brothers, but if I had to do it I wouldn't have problems with them, because I am understanding and tolerant. I have a good relationship with my family, we are united even though mom doesn't live with us (my brother, my dad and me) we like to go out on weekends and we share many things in those two days that we spent the 4.

Submitted by Oscar2002 on Tue, 02/13/2018 - 10:03

I have to take care of my younger brother, sometimes it's fun because we play soccer. I have a very good relationship with my family. I am fun kind

Submitted by Jsesusdavidg on Tue, 02/13/2018 - 01:20

Yea, I think I really take after to my dad, he is very similar to me; I dont Have Little brothers But I Have a Little cousin that i Usualy have to Look after; and I dont think I get on really well with my family, Im very diferent in to much aspects and they dont like that sooo that really wears me out >:v

Submitted by angemp1204 on Tue, 02/13/2018 - 01:11

Everyone says I don't take after my mom or dad, but my brother. They say that we are physically equal and that we have the same expressions, but I don't think so, maybe we are similar, but not much. I have two brothers but I'm the youngest so I don't have to look after a younger brother or sister. Yes, I get on well with my family, but sometimes we have different opinions, because my dad keep watching me like a baby so in some cases he is overprotective. With my mom, the discussions are because she is not patient. But we still loving each other.

Submitted by Carlos2312 on Tue, 02/13/2018 - 00:36

I take after on my mother, because I live with her, but I also depend on my father, since he helps me in different things. I am a unique child, therefore I do not have to take care of my brothers. Yes, I've always gotten along with my family, since I always seek to enjoy every moment I can spend with them.

Submitted by denyneira12 on Tue, 02/13/2018 - 00:29

My father assumes of me totally since he fulfills the work of father and mother, reason why he is the only person on whom I depend. If I take care of my younger sister of 9 years, when my dad goes to work I am in the absolute care of my sister. I get along very well with my family, we are happy and united and it is very rare when we discuss. We are a good family.

Submitted by JScaballero on Mon, 02/12/2018 - 23:00

I think I take after my mum and my uncle, because the "face features" look the same: Brown Eyes, the hair. And in the way of thinking like solve problems, explore hobbies; it's really similar in that aspect. I have to look after of my young brother usually, not all the time. I get on well with my family: Grandparents, brother, parents, my aunt and my uncle.

Submitted by alexamejia0419 on Mon, 02/12/2018 - 22:56

The person in my family that I take after is my mother because almost all of our features are very similar like the color of our eyes, the color of our hair and the color of our skin but in the personality I take after my dad. I have an older brother so I haven´t had to look after him, he used to take care of me when we were younger. Yes, I get well on my family but with the person I enjoy the most spend time is my dad because we always spend a lot of time together and we have many tastes in common, with another person in my family that I enjoy being is my brother although if I don´t spend too much time with him when we spend time together I enjoy a lot.

Submitted by Corchuelo on Mon, 02/12/2018 - 21:43

That´s so nice, i have had some similar situations with my little sister. Well, sometimes she wants to do the same things that i do like listen the same music, watch the same TV show, wharever, things like this, but it does´n bother me. What happened with Izzy´s friends, remainded me one time that i want to come out and i have to look after my sister, so i invited to my friends to come in at my home, because y can´t go out and the liked my sister, just that they didn´t give her anything as Izzy´s friends did with Georgy. Bye.

Submitted by Sofia18 on Mon, 02/12/2018 - 21:10

Part 2. I get on well with my family, I mean, we have problems and discussions like the others, but we also have happy moments, and we laugh too much. My family is make for my father (Victor), mother (Claudia) and a big brother (Sebastian), and even if my brother isn't living with us in this moment, I love him so much, as the rest of my family.

Submitted by Anonimo0817 on Mon, 02/12/2018 - 17:47

Well, I take after my mom because because she and I are calm I don't have younger brother or sister, I have an older brother Yes, we are so unitled and we do it all together

Submitted by NARENHERNANDEZ01 on Mon, 02/12/2018 - 17:46

I do not behave badly in front of my parents, I always behave the same. I must take care of my younger sister very often because my parents must work. I get along very well with each member of my family, because we are very close.

Submitted by sofiasuarez09 on Mon, 02/12/2018 - 17:46

Many people thinks that I look like my mum because we have the same hair, and eyes. Also, we have the same height. No, I have two sisters. the first has 20 years old, and the second has 11 years old. It means that they are old enough to be alone and be responsible. Yes, we all get along. Every weekend we are together. I love them.

Submitted by Sofia18 on Mon, 02/12/2018 - 17:46

Much of the people that I know said that I take after my Dad, and I think it to, because We've the same skin color, the same eyes, same hair (if He'd have it longer), I taller because of him and We used to have the same mole; also my Dad and I have similar tastes in almost everything, He two like the math, Netflix and extreme sports. Well I have a big brother but how He's like I think that I have look ofter him, because I'm more responsable that hiim. My relacionship with they it's so

Submitted by Nicolas1682 on Mon, 02/12/2018 - 17:46

I look more like my dad on the physical side but in my personality I look more like my mom I dont have any sisters or brothers

Submitted by Dalejopuentes on Mon, 02/12/2018 - 17:45

yes, i think that i am similar of my dad because our face expressions are similar and our accions yes, some times i have to look after my young sister yes i got on well with my family but some times i discute a lot with my sister, but the relationship with my mother and father is realy nice
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Submitted by Yoon on Mon, 02/12/2018 - 17:45

I take care after both, mom and dad, even though they still "young", I like helping them and taking care after them. I don't have any brothers or sisters so I guess I look after myself. With my family we share several and great experiencies, i love my family and hanging out with em'.

Submitted by lulaciro on Mon, 02/12/2018 - 17:45

some pleople tell me that i look more like my mom because she have a lot of freckles in her face, and i dont have many but i have in my nose, other people tell me that i look more like my father because they say that our nose is to similar. i don't have brothers or sisters but i have a cousin that have a baby girl, she have 3 years and sometimes my cousin ask me the favor to look after her. I love her but sometimes she takes me out of control because she scream or cry so much. I love my family and i have a very good relation with they.

Submitted by julian585 on Mon, 02/12/2018 - 17:44

I take after both, in personality I am very similar to my mom since i was lit te I like her attitude for things and I would like to be like she and from my dad is that I am very similar in physical traits. From Monday to Friday I take care of my younger brother and on holidays I take care of my brother who lives in another city. I get along with the part of my mom's family because they have given me the confidence to be able to count on them and I constantly make jokes with them.

Submitted by kevinZR on Mon, 02/12/2018 - 17:44

i take after my mom because we have the same nose and i take after my dad because we have same color skin, and same hair form so i don't have to look after a younger brother or sister. yes i get on well with all my family however my close family are my parents, my brother, my cousin, and we always try to share on weekends.

Submitted by Marizaam on Mon, 02/12/2018 - 17:43

many people close to me say that I look more like my mom than my dad, but other people say that I look like my dad, I have a younger sister and sometimes I have to take care of her because my parents are not in the house but they are already Very few times, I get along very well with my family, since I was very small I got along well with my cousins ​​and uncles, the relationship with my parents is also very close
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Submitted by Lummi on Mon, 02/12/2018 - 17:41

First, I think I take after my mum because, she and me, we are so similar, in every way, sometimes the people think that my mother is my sister because of our physical appearance, and also, in our temperament, on the other hand, I don't have sisters or brother, but I have younger cousins and sometimes I have to look after them, finally, I get on so well with my family because I love them, and of course, as I am the baby of the family, everybody love me, jé.

Submitted by angiecriado on Sun, 02/11/2018 - 14:28

i take after my mom because we have the same color of eye, and when she was younger she used to has brown long hair, my skin is similar to her, my nose is like my mom and all the people say that i take after my mom because my father has black hair and brown eye. i have one brother and one sister but i'm the younger so i don't have to look after a younger brother or sister. yes i get on well with all my family however my close family are my parents, my brother, my sister, my cousin,my brother in law and we always try to share on weekends.

Submitted by MiguelMunozV on Sun, 02/11/2018 - 13:46

1. I take after both, I have a similarity in my eyes with my mom, also my hair is similar to her, with my dad I look like him body, intellectually i have learned things from both of my mom to be strategic and my dad to be bossy. 2. I have a sister and I have to look after of her casually, and sometimes she tries to look like me. 3. Before I do not do well with my family, but now I try to have a good relationship with them, I live with my dad my sister and my grandmother and sometimes we have discussions but the family has to be first, they trust in me and I in them, I try to do all things well and sometimes I do something different to improve the comunication between us.

Submitted by lolis901 on Sun, 02/11/2018 - 11:55

Everybody, always says, that my mom and I really look alike, I´m desagree, because we are very different in the way of thinking, but I know that I take after my mother, all the facial expressions, and our faces are very similar, my movements look alike with her and other kind of things, I don´t like hang out with a little baby or a little child, they makes me crazy, I never accept to look after children. And for my family I really love them, they are my support in some difficul moments, and they are everything for me, but obviously in some cases we figth or discuss a lot.

Submitted by JairoPerez22 on Sat, 02/10/2018 - 17:28

i cant talk about that. usually i dont have any problem with looking after children, i like to do it, obviously not all time, but when i do it its nice for me, Some times i need to look after my father, i think I´m more mature than him, and its hilarious!!!. idk why but i take on well with children. I think it is because i understand all kind of children problems, and i like tohelp them to not make the same mistakes that I made before. And I know that im doing it well, because their parents trust in me, and thats nice too!. in my family its the same, they say that im the best on a lot of thing, and i really feel great with it.

Submitted by santiago1101cardenas on Sat, 02/10/2018 - 03:05

I take after my mom every body said that, my family is kind of wear but I have a good relationship with must of my cousins and uncles ofcourse i have a good relationship with mi mom an dad, i don´t have any sisters or brothers so that means I didn´t have to look after somebody.
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