I. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]

What five questions could you ask someone about his or her family (e.g., What does your father do?)?

HELPFUL TIP: Spend time with your parents and siblings as much as you can. They are often all you have when times get difficult in your life. Extended family including grandparents can be a big support as well.

II. Listening Exercises [Top]

Listen to the conversation by pressing the “Play” button of the audio type you want to hear, and answer the questions. Press the “Final Score” button to check your quiz.

1. Where is Pancho from?
A. Paraguay
B. Peru
C. Portugal

2. How many brothers and sisters does Pancho have?
A. 11
B. 12
C. 13

3. What is his father’s job?
A. taxi driver
B. dentist
C. police officer

4. What does his mother do?
A. She owns a beauty salon.
B. She runs a small family store.
C. She works at a bread shop.

5. Which thing does Pancho NOT say?
A. His brothers and sisters help his mom.
B. His mom sells food like eggs and sugar.
C. His mother enjoys her job very much.

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Correct answers:

Carl: Hi. My name’s Carl. Nice to meet you.
Pancho: Nice to meet you, too. My name is Francisco.

Carl: What?

Pancho: Francisco, but all my friends and family back in Peru call me Pancho.

Carl: Okay, Pancho. So, tell me about your family?

Pancho: Well, I have seven brothers and six sisters.

Carl: Wow. That is a big family. So are you the oldest, Pancho?

Pancho: No. I’m the second oldest in my family.

Carl: So, what do your parents do?

Pancho: My father is a taxi driver in Lima, Peru. It’s a hard job, but he works hard to support the family.

Carl: How about your mother?

Pancho: She helps run a small family store with some of my older brothers and sisters.

Carl: What kind of store?

Pancho: We mainly sell food, like bread, eggs, soft drinks, rice, sugar, and cookies. Things that people buy every day.