Section One ~ Basic-Talk 102 ~ Talking About Relatives/Relations ~ Role Play Practice ~


A) Do you have any aunts or uncles?


B) _______________________________________.

(No. I dont/Yes. I have several/Yes. I have____aunts and_____uncles.)


A) How about nephews and nieces?


B) ______________________________________________ .

(No. I dont/Yes. I have several/Yes. I have____nephews and_____neices.)


A) Do you ever meet your relatives/relations?


B) Never/Not very often/Sometimes/Pretty often/Always. (choose one)


A) Where do you meet them?


B) Sometimes ______________________ or _____________________.


A) What do you do together?


B) We ______________________ or ____________________________.


A) Who is your favorite relative/relation?


B) Hmm. I really like my________________________________________.


A) Is there any reason?


B) Probably because he/she ____________________________________ .




Relatives are kin (related by blood/DNA) in North America.

Relations are kin (related by blood/DNA) in British contexts.


Immediate families include household members (and pets).

Extended families include everyone else (even close friends).



Form-Talk 102 ~ Adverbs of Frequency ~ Dialogue Practice ~


Verb (Do/Does) + Pronoun + "Ever" + Object

Do you ever ________________________________?

Does your friend/spouse ever _______________________?


Sample answers:


1) No, I never eat broccoli.                                           (0%)

2) I rarely see cats at the sea.                                  (1 to 10%)

3) I seldom watch sunsets.                                      (10 to 15%)

4) Yes, I occasionally drink Scotch whiskey.       (15 to 30%)

5) Yes, I sometimes lose my temper.                    (30 to 55%)

6) Yes, I usually go to the gym.                              (55% to 75%)

7) Yes, I often cook for my family.                         (75 to 85%)

8) Yes, I frequently think about money.               (85 to 95%)

9) Yes, I always take out the garbage.                      (100%)



~ Examples: Read and study the samples. Make your own answers.


Choose questions and write answers (recommended). Discuss with a partner or as a class.


Q1: Do you ever play sports? When? Where?

I play badminton at a club near my home three times a week. Otherwise, I'm a bit lazy.


Q2: Do you ever have a party? Why? Who with?

I always invite friends to my home. We play cards, eat take-out, and drink a lot. It's fun.


Q3: Does your teacher ever give you homework? Why or why not?

Recently my English teacher assigns a diary homework for each class. To make us talk.


Q4: Does your mom/dad ever get angry? How about you?

My parents have passed, but they got angry often. I have four siblings including me.


Q5: Does it ever snow where you live? What are the seasons like?

It snows in my hometown. Wind makes drifts 10 meters high. Summer is hot. 4 seasons.


Q6: Do you ever go hiking? Where?

I go hiking, but the mountain is too crowded now. Urban hiking and eating out. It's best.


Q7: Do your friends ever invite you out? Where do you go?

Not often. We usually meet casually. We're office workers. We just go out after work.


Q8: Does your neighbor ever make too much noise? Tell.

Yes. They have three children. Another is a beginner on the violin. Let's not talk about the dogs.


Q9: Does your spouse/family ever surprise you? How?

Not often, but last Christmas she gave me a giant poinsettia. But I think it was really for her.


Q10: Do you ever go to public sports games? Whats it like?

I went to a basketball game when I was 10 years old. The memory remains to this day. Fantastic.











The Language Works ~ Basic English ~ Lesson 2

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~ Make a Lesson ~ As You Like ~ Suggestions ~


Pre-Lesson Diary-Talk: Each student takes a turn at the beginning of class


1) In the first section, fill in the blanks, then practice your role plays on your own.


2) Then, as a class, in groups, or in pairs, perform the role plays you have created.


3) After that, perform your role play in class with a partner/several partners.


4) Finally, challenge yourself by performing the role play with no written cues.


5) In the second section, briefly discuss the form as a class. Avoid over-analysis.


6) Select any questions from the list. Practice (with a partner) then in front of the class.


7) You may wish to discuss the form (section two) before the role play (section one).