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Unit 9 - Lesson 44 - English Families #2
More about families


Introducing your family


An English family says 'Hello!'

The Bell Family


Do you remember Mr and Mrs Bell and their children Carol and Robert?

Mr Bell's parents are dead and he doesn't have any brothers and sisters, he was an only child.

Mrs Bell's parents are still alive, she has a younger sister and an older brother.

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Let's learn some more about them:

Here are Mary's parents. Mr and Mrs Richards, Emily and Edgar. She's their daughter.

"Hello. We are Carol and Robert's grandparents. Carol and Robert are our grandchildren."

Mr Richards: "I'm their grandfather. Carol is our granddaughter and Robert is our grandson. "

Mrs Richards: "I'm their grandmother. We're George's in laws. I'm his mother-in-law and Edgar is his father-in-law. George is our son-in-law."


This is Mr and Mrs Robert's other daughter Anne, Miss Richards.

"Hello. I'm Anne. I'm Mary's younger sister. That makes me Carol and Robert's aunt. Carol is my niece and Robert is my nephew. Mary's husband George is my brother-in-law, I'm his sister-in-law. I'm not married, I'm single."

This is their son Charles.

"Hi. I'm Charles. I'm Mary's older brother. That makes me Carol and Robert's uncle. Carol is my niece and Robert is my nephew. Mary's husband George is my brother-in-law, I'm his brother-in-law too. I was married, but not any more, I'm divorced.

I have one child, a baby girl."


Finally, this is Emma. She is Charles' baby. Charles is her father. She is Carol and Robert's cousin, they are her cousins too. Mary and Anne are her aunts, she is Mary and Anne's niece. George is her uncle, she is his niece.


!Note - Richards is Mrs Bell's maiden name - the surname she had before she got married.


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Practise Your English

This is a fun poem that illustrates families.

Describe a family - your own or someone else's:-

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Week 44

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