2014.02.21 09:00

How many people are there in your family?


▶ Dialogue


Peter 

 What are you doing this weekend?

Erin 

 I'm going on a family trip.

Peter 

 That sounds fun! Where are you going?

Erin 

 We're all going to the east coast. There's going to be a lot of people.

Peter

 Really? how many people are there in your family?

Erin

 There are seven people in my family, including my brother-in-law and nephew.

Peter 

 Wow! What a big family! Are you the eldest?

Erin 

 No. I'm the middle child. I have an elder sister and a younger brother.

 My sister got married three years ago and I have a nephew.

Peter 

 Do you and your siblings all get along well?

Erin 

 Yes, we do, because we have a lot in common. I can't wait to go on the family trip.

Peter 

 It sounds great. Enjoy the trip.



▶ Language Focus


<Family Members>

 How many people are there in your family?

 How many brothers and sisters do you have?

 There are four people in my family.

 I have one sister and two brothers. 

 Do you have any siblings?

 Yes, I have two sisters.

 No, I'm and only child.

 What relation is she to you?

 How is she related to you?

 She's my aunt. 

 <Birth Order>

 Are you the eldest in your family?

 Yes, I'm the eldest.

 No, I'm the second oldest.

 No, I'm the middle child.

 No, I'm the youngest.



▶ Talk


<Example 1>

A : How is Jenny related to Ben?

B : She's Ben's aunt.


<Example 2>

A : Does Nicole have any brothers or sisters?

B : Yes, she does.

A : How many siblings does she have?

B : She has two younger sisters and two younger brothers.

A : I see. So, she's the eldest, right?

B : That's right. She's the eldest.


<Example 3>

A : So, tell me about your family? How many people are there in your family?

B : There are five people in my family: my parents, my older sister, my younger sister, and me.

A : I see. I want to know more about each of your family members.

B : Sure. My father's name is Jun-ho Lee. He is 52 years old. He is  a doctor.

...


<Example 4>

A : How many people are there in Adam's family?

B : There are ten altogether: his parents, his older brother, his two younger sisters, his sister-in-law, his brother-in-law, his nephew, his niece, an him.

A : What does Adam's father do?

B : He's an accountant.

A : What's his name?

...


▶ Vocabulary


mother-side = maternal : 외가, 모계의

father-side = paternal : 친가, 아버지의

mother-in-law

father-in-law

brother-in-law

sister-in-law

nephew : 남조카

niece : 여조카

grandson

cousin : 사촌

aunt : 숙모, 이모, 고모


nagging : 잔소리

pistol : 주사기

oyster : 굴


▶ Expression


He is on my father side.




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