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Warm-up Task:
Introduce one member of your family. Talk about their character and appearance.

Vocabulary List

ESL Conversation Questions:

  1. How big is your immediate family? Who are the members?
  2. Who are you closest to in your family? What kind of relationship do you have with that person? Is it like friendship?
  3. Which day of the year are you most likely to spend with your family?
  4. As a child, did you go on family trips? What do you remember about those vacations?
  5. Is there a black sheep in your family? What is different about them?
  6. Are you an only child? How does growing up without brothers or sisters affect a person’s character?
  7. How well do you know your extended family? How many of them have you met?
  8. Have you ever been to a family reunion? How was it?
  9. Who are you most proud of among your relatives? Who do you look up to?
  10. Do your parents expect a lot from you? What kinds of things do they want you to do?
  11. Would you prefer to have a big family with many children, a small family, or no kids at all? Why?
  12. What characteristics have you inherited from your parents? Do you look like them? Do you behave like they do?
  13. What is a mama’s boy? Do you know anyone like this?
  14. Does your family have any heirlooms? Will you inherit anything that has been in the family a long time?
  15. Would you consider adopting children? Why or why not?
  16. What happens to old people in your family? Do they live with younger family members or move to a retirement home? How would you prefer to spend your old age?
  17. If you are married, how well do you get along with your in-laws?
  18. What do people mean when they say, “you can choose your friends, but you can’t choose your family”?
  19. If you live far away from some members of your family, how do you keep in touch? How often do you communicate?
  20. Are you so close to any of your friends that you consider them like family?

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