I. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]

People can get to know each other better if they can talk about their families, jobs, hometowns, and even their hobbies. Think of three questions (and possible answers) you might ask someone about his or her family before you do the listening activity (for example, “How many sisters do you have?”).


  • How’s your family?
    >>> They’re fine.
  • What does your father do?
    >>> He’s a teacher.

II. Listening Exercises [Top]

Listen by pressing the “Play Audio” button and select the correct answer for each question. Press the “Final Score” button to check your quiz.

1. So, what does your father do for a living?

A. He lives in Paris.
B. He’s an architect.
C. His name is Greg.

2. How many _____________ are in your family?

A. There are five people in my family.

B. My father has two brothers.

C. My sister isn’t married.

3. How _______ is your ________________?

A. Since 1978.

B. He’s seventeen.

C. She turned 10 in May.

4. ___________________________________________________?

A. They’re both lawyers.

B. They’re from Australia.

C. They live in London.

5. ____________________________________________________?

A. I’m single.

B. I have two sisters.

C. I live with my brothers.

6. ____________________________________________________?

A. His name is Chris.

B. Call me Kathy.

C. Everyone calls her Nancy.

7. ____________________________________________________?

A. She’s a writer.

B. She enjoys her work.

C. She works in a library.

8. ____________________________________________________?

A. In 1984.

B. Since 1993.

C. On September 21st.

9. ____________________________________________________?

A. Yes, two daughters.

B. Yes, I like children.

C. Yes, two brothers.

10. ____________________________________________________?

A. We met last summer.

B. We met at a Christmas party.

C. My wife and I got married in May.

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Correct answers:

  1. So, what does your father do for a living? (He’s an architect.)
  2. How many people are in your family? (There are five people in my family.)
  3. How old is your sister? (She turned 10 in May.)
  4. Where do your parents live now? (They live in London.)
  5. How many brothers and sisters do you have? (I have two sisters.)
  6. What is your brother’s name? (His name is Chris.)
  7. Where does your mother work? (She works in a library.)
  8. How long have you been married? (Since 1993.)
  9. Do you have any children? (Yes, two daughters.)
  10. Where did you and your wife meet? (We met at a Christmas party.)
III. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]

Answer the following questions with a partner:

  1. Where are you from? >>I’m from _________________.
  2. How many people are in your family? >>>There are _____________ in my family.
  3. What does your father/mother do for a living? >>>My father/mother works for _________________ (name of the company) / at ________________ (the place or type of company).
  4. Where do you live? >>>I live in _________________.
  5. ______________________________ (your own idea)