The Family ⅠⅠ

 

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Tell me about your family.
I have a pretty big family. Two brothers and one sister and many cousins. How about you?
Mine is small. I'm an only child and only my mother has a sister, my aunt Claire. What do your siblings do?
My one brother Tom works as an accountant, my other brother Bill is a teacher and my sister Lisa works in finance.
I didn't know your sister worked in finance. Where does she live?
She just moved away to Italy with her husband and my niece.
She has a child already? How old is she?
She is my older sister and quite a bit older than me. She turned 32 this year.
I always wanted a big sister... Do you guys look alike?
Not really, my siblings all have dark hair and blue eyes. They take after my dad. I look like my mum with her blonde hair and green eyes.
I look like my mum, too. Do you want to see a picture?
Sure, I would love to.
 

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Do you have a big family?
There are five people in my family.
Do you like your siblings?
Not really. I'm very different from my siblings.
Where is your family from?
My grandparents are originally from France.
You look exactly like your brother.
Big ears and blue eyes run in the family.
Do you have a big family?
 
There are five people in my family.
 
Do you like your siblings?
 
Not really. I'm very different from my siblings.
 
Where is your family from?
 
My grandparents are originally from France.
 
You look exactly like your brother.
 
Big ears and blue eyes run in the family.
 
 
 

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    • I see my doctor every day.
       
    • I see my coworkers at work every day.
       
    • I rarely see mine. They live far away.
       
 
 
 
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    • I go to work early in the morning.
       
    • I have three brothers.
       
    • I should clean the house.
       
 
 
 
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    • We love to go to church.
       
    • They go fishing every weekend.
       
    • They just moved back to town.
       
 
 
 
 

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David
Tell me about your family.
You
I have a pretty big family. Two brothers and one sister and many cousins. How about you?
Mine is small. I'm an only child and only my mother has a sister, my aunt Claire. What do your siblings do?
My one brother Tom works as an accountant, my other brother Bill is a teacher and my sister Lisa works in finance.
I didn't know your sister worked in finance. Where does she live?
She just moved away to Italy with her husband and my niece.
She has a child already? How old is she?
She is my older sister and quite a bit older than me. She turned 32 this year.
I always wanted a big sister... Do you guys look alike?
Not really, my siblings all have dark hair and blue eyes. They take after my dad. I look like my mum with her blonde hair and green eyes.
I look like my mum, too. Do you want to see a picture?
Sure, I would love to.
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You
Tell me about your family.
Sarah
I have a pretty big family. Two brothers and one sister and many cousins. How about you?
Mine is small. I'm an only child and only my mother has a sister, my aunt Claire. What do your siblings do?
My one brother Tom works as an accountant, my other brother Bill is a teacher and my sister Lisa works in finance.
I didn't know your sister worked in finance. Where does she live?
She just moved away to Italy with her husband and my niece.
She has a child already? How old is she?
She is my older sister and quite a bit older than me. She turned 32 this year.
I always wanted a big sister... Do you guys look alike?
Not really, my siblings all have dark hair and blue eyes. They take after my dad. I look like my mum with her blonde hair and green eyes.
I look like my mum, too. Do you want to see a picture?
Sure, I would love to.
 
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