Talking about family
1 Do you come from a large or small family?
2 When did you last visit relatives?
3 What don’t you like about visiting relatives?
4 Who in your family has been most successful?
5 Do you think you’re similar to this person?
Examiner: I’d like to talk about your family now. Do you come from a large or small family?
Dominic Oh, um, my family's pretty big - I've got three brothers one's older than me, and the other two are younger - they're ten and 13 And then I've got two sisters as well. They're both older than me Karen’s, um, 25 this year, and Corrine’s 28 She's just qualified to become a doctor
E: When did you last visit relatives’
D: Relatives Er, let me see it’s hard to remember Um, most of my relatives live near us in the, um . what’s the word, um, they live in a busy area around the city - you know, not in the centre where we are. And so we meet up in the city if there's a birthday or something 1 guess I visited my aunt about a year ago when she invited us to see tier new apartment
E: What don’t you like about visiting relatives?
D: Well, that's an interesting question. Um, if I were really honest, I'd say that when I was younger. I hated going to see them - yeah, I thought it was so boring But, well, my gran lives with us now, and we often chat and, you know, we care about each other. If I don't go out this evening, for example. !’ll eat dinner and chat with her
E Who in your family has been most successful?
D Um, I think it depends on what you mean by 'successful'
If you mean making money, then it's my dad for sure, because he has this, um - I've forgotten, um. well, he has many of the same type of shop . you know, he started his business and now he's got ten stores But I think my sister's been successful, too - as I said, she's just become a doctor.
E Do you think you're similar to your sister?
D I'm sorry, could you repeat the question’
E Do you think you're like your sister?
D Er, yes and no. Er. we look alike, but my sister is very hardworking. She knows what she wants, whereas I’m still trying to make some decisions about that, i think I'd do well if I worked harder, so...