Vocabulario inglés - la familia (vocabulario y expresiones)

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UNIT 1

FAMILY and FREE TIME ACTIVITIES VOCABULARY
(From Gough, C. (2001). English Vocabulary Organiser. London: LTP.)

Different types of family.

Look at the following short texts and find an example of:

a. a nuclear family
b. an extended family
c. a single-parent family
d. a couple who adopted a child
e. a couple with no children

1. We’re married with threekids. Our eldest son, Simon, has just started secondary school, our daughter, Lisa, is eight and our youngest son, Luke, is only five. A

2. We’ve only been married for a year. We’re not planning to start a family just yet. E

3. I’m a single mum. I bring up my son Josh on my own. Josh doesn’t mind being an only child but I think he’d like a brother or sister one day. C

4. Weshare the house with my mother and father and my wife’s sister and her kids. Everyone helps to look after all the children. B

5. We couldn’t have children of our own so we decided that adoption was the only answer. Lily came to live with us two years ago. She seems very happy at the moment but we realise that she might want to find her real mother one day. D

Remember: You can say singlemother, single father, single mum, single dad or a single-parent family.

Also remember that relations and relatives are two words for the same people.

Match the beginnings and endings of the sentences below:

1. We’re not planning to start
2. They help us take care of
3. We adopted
4. We share
5. She might want to find

a. the house with my wife’s family. 4
b. ababy from China. 3
c. her real mother one day. 5
d. the children. 2
e. a family just yet. 1

Expressions with “family”.

Complete the following sentences with the words and phrases below:

the whole family
a very close family
a big family
family tree
a big family reunion

1. I come from ……a big family….. . I’ve got tour brothers and two sisters.

2. We’re ……avery close family……………… . We see each other almost every day and if ever I’m in trouble, I know I can turn to one of them for help.

3. It’s my son’s eighteenth birthday next week. We’re doping to get ……the whole family……………….together.

4. My wife and I are celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary soon. We’re planning to have ………a big family reunion…………….. .

5. When I was researchingmy ……family tree…………….., I found out that my great-great-grandfather came over to England from Ireland 120 years ago.

It runs in the family.

Complete the following expressions with the verbs below in their correct form:

tell look run get take

a. She ……looks………..just like her mother.
b. She’s ……running……….her father’s nose.
c. He ……take………..after his father.
d. It……tells………in the family.
e. You can’t ……get……….them apart.

Now use the expressions to complete the following sentences:

1. John’s got a terrible temper. He tells in the family………………………………………………………
2. You can see that Jane is Mary’s daughter. She ……looks just like her mother………………………………………
3. All my brothers and sisters are good at sport. It …takes after themselves…………………………………………4. You can see that little Rebecca is a Smith. …She’s running her father’s nose………………………………………………
5. We’ve got identical twins in my class at school…you can’t get them apart……………………………………….

Who do you look like in your family? Who do you take after? Is your family very close?

Doing, playing and collecting

Use do, play or collect with the following words:

1. coins:collect
2. chess: play
3. crosswords: do
4. stamps: collect
5. antiques: collect
6. computer games: play
7. jigsaws: do
8. cards: play
9. postcards: collect
10. old photographs: collect
11. a musical instrument: play
12. an evening course: do

Prepositions

Complete the sentences below...
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