Listening task 1: Family photos

A Listen. People are talking about their families. Who are they talking about?
Check (✓) the correct pictures.

Answer & Audioscripts

1 a   2 a   3 b   4 b

Audioscripts in B below

B Listen again. Circle the correct information.

1   The woman likes to take them to eat hamburgers / pizza.

2   His parents live nearby / far away

3   The picture was taken at her niece’s / mother’s birthday party.

4   The granddaughter likes / doesn’t like school.

Answer & Audioscripts

1 The woman likes to take them to eat pizza.

2 His parents live far away.

3 The picture was taken at her mother’s birthday party.

4 The granddaughter likes school.



Woman 1:   Look at these two guys. Aren’t they cute? They’re my nephews, my brother’s sons. I have a lot of fun with them. I like to take them out for pizza, and we go to baseball games sometimes, too. The boys are doing really well in school, and we’re all really proud of them.


Man 1:   We took this picture last month in the park. My parents were visiting, and we took the kids out for a picnic. That’s my mom on the left, with my wife and daughter. My father is next to me, and my son is hugging me. The kids really love Grandma and Grandpa. But we live so far away, they can’t see them very often. We have to fly there, and it’s a long plane ride.


Woman 2:   This is a picture we took at my mother’s birthday party. That’s her in the middle, and that’s me on the right. My sister and niece are on the left. It was a great party with really good food! My sister made it all, and my niece helped her. My niece is a great kid. She’s really into music and loves dancing.


Man 2:   This is a picture of me and my wife with our two grandchildren. My granddaughter loves school. She loves writing and drawing. My grandson likes video games. He beats me all the time. I think I’ll e-mail this picture to them. It’s one of my favorites.

Listening task 2: Family ties

A Listen. Jason is talking about his family. Circle the correct information.

1   Morgan is Jason’s daughter / niece.

2   Austin is Jason’s son / nephew.

3   Nick is Jason’s brother / cousin.

4   Frank is Jason’s uncle / father.

5   Katherine is Jason’s wife / sister.

6   Janice is Jason’s mother / aunt.

Answer & Audioscripts

1 daughter   3 brother   5 wife

2 nephew   4 father   6 Mother

Audioscripts in B below

B Listen again. Are the statements true or false? Check (✓) the correct answers.




1   Morgan plays on a soccer team.

2   Morgan and Austin go to the same school.

3   Nick cooks a lot at home.

4   Frank doesn’t like to cook much.

5   Katherine likes to read.

6   Janice and Frank often see their grandchildren.

Answer & Audioscripts

1 true   3 false   5 true

2 true   4 false   6 True



Jason:   Last week, my family went to the park. My wife and daughter and I went with my parents. My brother was there, too, with my nephew. It was a really nice day. I played some soccer with my daughter Morgan and my nephew. Morgan is on a soccer team at school. She’s getting to be pretty good. Better than I am.


Jason:   My nephew Austin is a good player, too. He doesn’t play on a team, but I think he might next year. Morgan and Austin go to the same school and they play together a lot. They’re cousins, but they’re also really good friends.


Jason:   While we played soccer, my brother Nick helped my father cook. Nick usually doesn’t like to cook much, but he likes to barbecue outdoors. He makes great hamburgers. Nick says he’s too busy to cook at home.


Jason:   I guess Nick learned to cook from my father. His name’s Frank. My father loves to cook. He cooked all the time when we were growing up. I never learned much about cooking, though.


Jason:   My mother and Katherine, my wife, talked together. They always talk about books. Both of them read a lot. Katherine says I should read more, but I’d rather do something more active.


Jason:   My mother, her name is Janice, is great with her grandchildren. She sees them all the time. In fact, my parents are going to take the kids with them on a trip next year. I’m not sure where yet, maybe Disneyland.

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