Part 1

Philip: Tell me about your family.
Philip: 谈论一下你的家庭吧。

Anna: Well, I have an older brother named Eddie. He is 29 years old, and works in a bank in London.
Anna: 好的,我有一个兄弟,他叫 Eddie  他29岁了,在伦敦的一个银行工作。

He has a wife, called Susan. She is 28 years old. They don’t have any children
他的妻子叫Susan,她28岁了,他们还没有孩子。.

I don’t have a sister.
我没有姐妹。

My parents live in Edinburgh. My mother works in a shop, and my father works in an office.
我父母生活在爱丁堡,我母亲在一个商店工作,我父亲在办公室工作.

My father is 55 years old, and my mother is 53.
我父亲55岁,我母亲53岁。

My grandparents live in Birmingham and Manchester. My dad’s parents live in  Birmingham
我的祖父母生活在伯明翰和曼彻斯特.  我父亲的父母生活在伯明翰

and my mum’s parents live in Manchester. I’m not sure how old they are.
我母亲的父母生活在曼切斯特。我不确定他们的年龄。

Part 2

Anna: Tell me about your family.
Anna:谈论一下你的家庭吧。

Philip: I have an older sister named Haley, who is 47 years old, and a younger brother
Philip:我有一个47岁的姐姐,她叫Haley,和一个弟弟,

who is 35 years old. My younger brother is called Ian. My sister has a husband, called Steve, and my brother has a wife named Ellie.
他35岁,我弟弟叫Ian。我姐姐的丈夫叫Steve,我弟弟的妻子叫 Ellie。

My sister and her husband have a daughter named Kara, and my brother and his wife have a son named Max.
我姐姐和她丈夫生育了一个女儿,她叫Kara,我弟弟和他妻子生育了一个儿子,他叫Max.

My parents are divorced. My father lives in Cardiff. He is retired.
我父母已经离婚,我父亲生活在加的夫,他退休了。

My mother lives in Leeds with her new husband. He is OK.
我母亲和他新任丈夫居住在利兹市,他人很好。

3 of my grandparents have passed on.
我有三位祖父母已经去世。

Anna: I’m sorry to hear that.
Anna: 非常抱歉听到这样的消息。

Philip: My grandfather on my father’s side is OK, and he lives in Torquay. He is 100 years old.
Philip:我爷爷很好,他生活在托基,他已经100岁了。

Anna: That’s very old.
Anna:太棒了!

Part 3

Anna knows about Philip’s family. He has a brother and a sister, who are married.
Anna知道Philip的家庭(状况),他有一个兄弟和一个姐妹,他们都结婚了。

His brother is named Ian and Ian’s wife is named Ellie. His sister’s name is Haley, and
他兄弟名叫Ian,Ian的妻子叫Ellie。  他姐妹名叫Haley,

Haley’s husband is called Steve.
Haley的丈夫叫 Steve

Ian and Ellie have a son named Max. Haley and Steve have a daughter named Kara.
Ian 和Ellie 有个儿子叫Max.。Haley 和Steve哟个女儿叫Kara。

Max is 19 years old, and Kara is 26. He also has one grandparent, who is 100 years old.
Max 19岁,Kara则26岁了。Philip有一位100岁的祖父(母)。

Philip also says that Kara has a boyfriend, but Max does not have a girlfriend.
Philip 还说Kara 有个男朋友,但是Max还没有女朋友

Philip doesn’t know Kara’s boyfriend, but Haley says he is very nice.
Philip并不了解 Kara的男朋友,但是Haley说他人很好。

Part 4

There are lots of people in a family, and lots of different words. Some of the words go together in pairs:
一个家庭里面都会很多人,其中存在着诸多不同的称呼。有一些称呼是成双成对的:

a mother and a father; a husband and a wife; a grandmother and a grandfather; an aunt and an uncle; a son or a daughter.
父亲和母亲,丈夫和妻子,祖母和祖父,阿姨和叔叔,儿子和女儿

A boyfriend and a girlfriend may want to get married. This makes them husband and wife.
男女朋友也许想要结婚,这样之后他们就是丈夫和妻子了。

If a husband and wife don’t like each other, they may get divorced.
如果丈夫和妻子不再喜欢对方,他们就会离婚。

Some people get married, then divorced, then re-married, then divorced again.
有一些人结婚,然后离婚,然后再结婚,然后再离婚

Some people get married 5 or 6 times. Some people never marry.
有些人会结婚5-6次,有些人却从不结婚。

Some people have a wife and a girlfriend (but don’t tell the wife).
有些人则会同时有一个妻子和女朋友(但是女朋友的事情不会告诉妻子)

Some people have children. Some people have a son, and some people have a daughter.
有些人会要孩子,有的人生育的是儿子,有的人生育的是女儿

Some people have sons and daughters. Some people don’t want children.
有的人既有儿子也有女儿,有些人则不想生育孩子。

Some children are nice. Some children are cute. Some children are hard work.
有的孩子人品很好,有的孩子很聪明,有的孩子很勤奋。