Record yourself or practice with a partner to answer the questions.
1. How many brothers does Sergio have? How old are they?
2. How old is Mary’s sister?
3. How many children does Mary’s sister have?
4. What does Sergio’s dad do for a living? What does his mom do?
5. Who is waiting for Sergio?
6. How many siblings do you have?
7.What do your parents do?
Listen to the recording here! http://picosong.com/8Qpz
S: Hi Mary! How are you?
M: Hi Sergio! I am good! How is your family?
S: They are all very busy. My mom and dad have to work early in the morning and I have to take my 2 brothers to school.
M: Yes, I remember. How old are they?
S: One is 13 years old and the other is 14 years old. They are both in high school! Mary, do you have any siblings?
M: Yes, I have one older sister. She is 30 years old.
S: Do you have any nephews or nieces?
M: Yes. My sister has two sons. Their names are Isaac and Mike.
S: I see. How old are they?
M: They are twins. They were born last year, so they are one year old.
M: Thank you. What are your parents jobs?
S: My dad is a chef and my mom cleans houses. What do your parents do?
M: My parents are English teachers.
S: I have to go soon, my grandparents are waiting for me.
M: Okay, see you later alligator!
S: In a while, crocodile!
To do the listening activity, it would be useful for the teacher to go over family vocabulary including: grandmother, grandfather, sister, brother, mother, father, niece and nephew.
The above website also has great listening and spelling exercises about family.