Talking about family


Unit 05 :
Talking about family



Learn how to talk about your family. 

Try to describe the picture. What do you think is their relationship?

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Repeat these words/ phrases after your teacher.

  • Parent
  • Siblings
  • Older
  • Younger
  • How old are they?
  • Years old
  • What does your father do?
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Dialogue 1

Read the dialogue aloud with your teacher.



Hi, Alan. That’s a nice photo.

Thanks, Julie. They are my parents.

How many siblings you have?

Two, one older sister, and one younger brother.

Wow! That’s nice! How old are they?

My sister is 16 years old and my brother is 10 years old.

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Let’s practice

Choose the correct answer.


A:How old are you?


a) I’m 8 years old.    b) I am happy.


A:How many people are there in your family?


a) That is my dad.    b) There are 5 members in my family.

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Dialogue 2

Role-play Dialogue 2  with your teacher.



How many people are there in your family?

There are 5 people in my family: my father, mother, brother, sister, and me.

Wow! That’s a big family. What does your father do?

My father is a doctor. He works at the local hospital.

Cool! And how about your mom?

She is a housewife.

How old are they?

My mom is 40 years old, 1 year younger than my father.

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Let’s Practice

Complete the dialogue.

A:How many people are there in your family?

B:There are______________________.

A:Wow! That’s a _____family. What does your father do?

B:My father is a/an________. He works at___________.

A:Cool! And how about your mom?

B:She is a/an_________. 

A:How old are they?


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Share your ideas with your teacher.

  1. What is the best memory you have with your family ? What are the things that you do together?
  2. If you could have a different number of siblings, what would it be? Why?

Talking about family