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Complete the sentences using the phrasal verbs from 1.2.

In-Class Listening 4. Brothers and Sisters

I. Pre-Listening Task

1.1. Do a class survey. Find out who has any brothers and/or sisters. How many? Who has the most? Do they like having lots of brothers and sisters? Does anyone have a twin?

II. Listening and Comprehension Tasks

Listening 1

Listen to Jullie talking about her family and answer the questions.

1. How many brothers and sisters does she have?

2. Was she happy as a child? Why? Why not?

3. Is she happy now? Why? Why not?

4. How has the family changed over the years?

5. What do you learn about other members of her family and friends?

Listening 2

Now you are going to listen to Philippa talking about her family. Before listening find out if there are only children in your group and whether they like being an only child.

Listen and answer the questions from the previous listening.

Listen to both the people once again and fill in the chart.

  Advantages Disadvantages
A large family    
An only child    

Think with your partner of more advantages and disadvantages of living in a large family or being an only child.

III. After-Listening Tasks

3.1. Discuss the following questions:

· What size is the perfect family?

· How many children would you like to have? Why?


3.2. Write an essay “Would you like to live in a large family or would you prefer to be an only child” using the following paragraph plan:

· State in what family you would like to live.

· List the advantages and disadvantages of living in a large family.

· List the advantages and disadvantages of being an only child.

· Make a conclusion.

Out-of-class Listening 4. Family Members and Relations with them

Listening 1

You will hear three people talking about their relatives and relations with them. Listen to the recording and write down the adjectives the speakers use to describe their relatives.


Speaker 1 (mum) – Out-going, sociable, good fun, hard-working, bit impatient, gets annoyed, over sensitive, often getting offended


Speaker 2 (cousin) – creative, open-minded, never judged mental, unreliable


Speaker 3 (mother-in-law) – nosy, terribly blunt, often upset, quite stingy, extremely clever, self-assured, ambitious too, successful in business.


Listen to the recording again and match the two columns to form phrasal verbs.

1. get on (e) a) out  
2. fall out (a) b) out with  
3. go out with (b) c) up
4. look up to (d) d) up to  
5. take after (g) e) on  
6. grow up (c) f) up  
7. grow up to (j) g) after  
8. be out (h) h) out  
9. come apart (i) i) apart  
10. set up (f) j) up to    

Make pairs of synonyms with the adjectives from 1.1.


1. gregarious/communicative – sociable, out-going

2. self-important –

3. willing to succeed – ambitious

4. rich – ?

5. curious – nosy

6. trustworthy – unreliable

7. imaginative/inventive – creative

8. criticizing people – ?

9. very delicate – over sensitive

10. bright – clever

11. tight-fisted – stingy

12. direct – blunt

13. qualified/experienced/competent – hard-working

14. broad-minded – open-minded

15. lacking patience – impatient


Complete the sentences using the phrasal verbs from 1.2.

1. The things my mother-in-law comes out always upset us.

2. My parents and I always get on well and never fall out.

3. Though my cousin and I grew up together, we came apart and I don’t know what he is out these days.

4. My father is ambitious and wants to set up his own business.

5. In the evening she likes to going out with her friends.

6. I look up to my mother.

7. I take after my father in character.


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