3-4 “Talking About Family and Relatives”

Module 3, Unit 4

“Talking About Family and Relatives”

Base Sentences – (346-360)

346 Are you married?

346 Вы женаты?

347 No, I’m not married. I’m still single.

347 Нет, я не женат. Я все еще одна.

348 Your niece is engaged, isn’t she?

348 Ваша племянница занимается, не так ли?

349 My sister has been engaged for two months.

349 Моя сестра занимается на протяжении двух месяцев.

350 My grandfather got married in 1945.

350 Мой дед женился в 1945 году.

351 When is your grandparents’s wedding anniversary?

351 Когда годовщину свадьбы ваши бабушки и дедушки автора?

352 How long have they been married?

352 Как долго они были женаты?

353 They’ve been married for quite a few years.

353 Они женаты уже довольно много лет.

354 Who did George marry?

354 Кого Джордж женится?

355 Do they have children?

355 Есть ли у них дети?

356 They had a baby last month.

356 У них был ребенок в прошлом месяце.

357 My son wants to get married in June.

357 Мой сын хочет выйти замуж в июне.

358 They don’t know when the wedding will be.

358 Они не знают, когда свадьба будет.

359 Their grandchildren are grown up now.

359 Их внуки уже взрослый.

360 She’s a widow. Her husband died last year.

360 Она вдова. Ее муж умер в прошлом году.

VERB STUDY

1. marry => married, marrying, marries

(A) Who did George marry? (B) George married Elizabeth. (C) He married her last year. (A) С кем Джордж женится? (B) Джордж женился на Элизабет. (C) Он женился на ней в прошлом году.

2. be married => is/are married, was/were married

(A) Are you married? (B) No, I’m not married. (C) My brother isn’t married either. (D) Was he married in California? (А) Вы женаты? (Не B) Нет, я не женат. (C) Мой брат не состоит в браке либо. (D) Он был женат в Калифорнии?

3. get married => got married, getting married

(A) My grandfather got married in 1945. (B) My son wants to get married in June. (C) She’s getting married tonight. (A) Мой дед женился в 1945 году. (B) Мой сын хочет выйти замуж в июне. (C) Она выходит замуж сегодня вечером.

4. be engaged (have been engaged) => is/are engaged, was/were engaged

(A) Your niece is engaged, isn’t she? (B) I’m engaged. (C) When I met her, she was engaged. (D) My sister has been engaged for two months. (E) How long have they been engaged? (A) Ваша племянница занимается, не так ли? (B) я занимался. (C) Когда я встретил ее, она была занята. (D) Моя сестра занимается на протяжении двух месяцев. (E) Как долго они занимаются?

5. want to => wanted to, wants to

(A) My son wants to get married in June. (B) Does she want to get married this year? (C) I wanted to have breakfast at 6 o’clock this morning. (D) We want to go home now. (A) Мой сын хочет выйти замуж в июне. (B), что она хочет выйти замуж в этом году? (C) я хотел позавтракать в 6:00 утра. (D) Мы хотим идти домой.

6. die => died, dying, dies

(A) Her husband died last year. (B) Did his cousin die last July? (C) His grandfather died in California. (A) Ее муж умер в прошлом году. (B) ли его двоюродный брат умирает в июле прошлого года? (C) Его дед умер в Калифорнии.

Word/Phrase Substitution Drills

1a My cousin is still single.

1b My cousin is a bachelor.

1c My cousin is an only child.

2a Your niece is engaged, isn’t she?

2b Your niece is married, isn’t she?

3a My sister has been engaged for two months.

3b My sister has been married for two months.

4a My grandfather got married in 1945.

4b My grandmother got married in 1945.

4c My grandson got married in 1945.

4d My granddaughter got married in 1945.

5a How long have they been married?

5b Approximately how long have they been married?

5c How many years have they been married?

5d Exactly how many years have they been married?

6a I’m single, and my cousin is still single.

6b I’m single, and my uncle is still single.

6c I’m single, and my nephew is still single.

6d I’m single, and my brother is still single.

7a Is your niece married?

7b Is your aunt married?

7c Is your cousin married?

7d Is your sister married?

8a When did your cousin get married? Was it last year?

8b When did your uncle get married? Was it last year?

8c When did your aunt get married? Was it last year?

8d When did your friend get married? Was it last year?

9a Who did George marry?

9b Who did you marry?

9c Who did she marry?

9d Who did your cousin marry?

9e Who did Mr. Cooper marry?

10a Do Mr. and Mrs. Cooper have children?

10b Do Mr. and Mrs. Cooper have any children?

10c Do Mr. and Mrs. Cooper have several children?

10d Do Mr. and Mrs. Cooper have a child?

11a They had a baby last month, didn’t they?

11b They had a child last month, didn’t they?

11c They had another child last month, didn’t they?

12a My son wants to get married in June.

12b My daughter wants to get married in June.

12c His brother wants to get married in June.

12d Our grandchild wants to get married in June.

12e Their cousin wants to get married in June.

13a Their grandchildren are grown up now, aren’t they?

13b Their grandchildren are married now, aren’t they?

13c Their grandchildren are engaged now, aren’t they?

14a She’s a widow. Her husband died last year.

14b She’s a widow. Her husband passed away last year.

15a I’m not married.

15b He’s not married.

15c She’s not married.

15d They’re not married.

16a They don’t know when the wedding will be.

16b They don’t know when the wedding is going to be.

16c They don’t know when the wedding is supposed to be.

16d They don’t know when the wedding will take place.

17a They’ve been married for quite a few years.

17b They’ve been married for many years.

17c They’ve been married for quite a long time.

17d They’ve been married for years and years.

18a When is your grandparents’ wedding anniversary?

18b When is your parents’ wedding anniversary?

18c When is your friends’ wedding anniversary?

18d When is your brother’s wedding anniversary?

Reading Practice

Talking About Family and Relatives

A golden wedding anniversary is a celebration of fifty years of marriage. Usually there is a big party for all the friends and relatives of the married couple. Just think what a lot of people this can be! Золотая свадьба это праздник пятьдесят лет брака. Обычно есть большая вечеринка для всех друзей и родственников супругов. Только подумайте, что много людей, это может быть!

There are sons and daughters, nieces and nephews, brothers and sisters, cousins, grandchildren–even great-grandchildren. Of course many old friends come, too. Есть сыновья и дочери, племянницы и племянники, братья и сестры, двоюродные братья, внуки – даже правнуков. Конечно, многие старые друзья приходят, тоже.

Frequently, members of the family from different towns don’t see each other very often. They are glad to come to an anniversary party. Часто члены семьи из разных городов не видят друг друга очень часто. Они рады прийти на юбилейном вечере.

But it can be a time of confusion for the children. It’s hard for them to remember the names of all their relatives. Но это может быть время путаницы для детей. Это трудно для них, чтобы запомнить имена всех своих родственников.

“Albert,” one mother will say, “this is your cousin George. He’s really your second cousin because he’s Dorothy’s son. Dorothy is my first cousin. Her mother is Aunt Helen, my father’s sister.” “Альберт”, одна мать скажет: “это ваш двоюродный брат Джордж. Он действительно твой троюродный брат, потому что он сын Дороти. Дороти моего двоюродного брата. Ее мать тетя Элен, сестра моего отца.”

At times there are stepsisters, half-brothers and nieces-in-law. There are “aunts” and “uncles” who aren’t relatives at all, but good friends of the family! Порой есть сводные сестры, сводные братья и племянницы в законе. Есть “тети” и “дяди”, которые не являются родственниками вообще, но хорошие друзья семьи!

It can be very confusing, but everyone has a good time. Это может быть очень запутанным, но все хорошо проводят время.

Questions:

1. What is a golden wedding anniversary?

2. Have you ever been to this kind of celebration?

3. What do we call the children of grandchildren?

4. Name four types of relatives.

5. How many cousins do you have? Do you know them all by name?

Conversation

JEAN: I just got a letter from Aunt Caroline. You remember her, don’t you, David? My great-aunt. Grandma Allen’s sister. DAVID: Yes, I remember. She’s the one who has been married twice. Her first husband died, didn’t he? JEAN: That’s right. And she has children from each marriage. Uncle Jim, her second husband, was married before, too. He has four children from his first marriage. He and Aunt Caroline have three. DAVID: Then they are all your cousins, aren’t they? JEAN: I call them all cousin. All of Aunt Caroline’s children are my second cousins, but Uncle Jim’s children from his first marriage are not relatives of mine. DAVID: What are they to each other? JEAN: Let’s see. Aunt Carolilne’s sons and daughters from her first marriage are Uncle Jim’s stepchildren. Aunt Caroline is his children’s stepmother. The children are stepbrothers and stepsisters. DAVID: I’ve never understood that. I thought they were half-brothers and half-sisters. JEAN: No. Half-brothers and half-sisters have the same mother or the same father. Aunt Caroline’s and Uncle Jim’s children are half-brothers and half-sisters to the other children. DAVID: It’s very confusing. But what does Aunt Caroline say in her letter? JEAN: They’re all coming to visit us next week. DAVID: What? I’ll never know who is who!

Word List

anniversary

approximately

baby

bachelor

engaged

grandchild, grandchildren

granddaughter

grandfather

grandmother

grandparent

grandson

grown up

married

nephew

niece

single

wedding

widow

Verb Forms

die, died

marry, married

pass away, passed away

take place, took place, taken place

Expressions

be supposed to

get married

Supplementary Word List

(Conversation and Reading Practice)

because

call

celebration

confusing

confusion

golden

great-aunt

great-grandchildren

half-brothers

half-sisters

marriage

members

nieces-in-law

stepbrothers

stepchildren

stepmother

stepsisters

{great-grandson}

{great-granddaughter}

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