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Module 1 Lesson 1
Hello, everybody! Today we start with the video English lesson demonstrating how to speak about the subject of family. Learn common conversation questions about family and the answers that a native English speaker may give.
1. Watching Video
Let me explain some of the vocabulary Jo uses in her video:
Vocabulary for the Video
Spouse - husband or wife


Children (adopted, half and step children are usually included in the definition)

Siblings - brothers and sisters;

Extended family - a family that includes grandparents, aunts, uncles, in-laws and others in addition to parents and children

to take after smb. - to look like smb. in your family

a close-knit family - family members help and support each other

to get on well with smb. - to have good relations

to get together - to gather at some place

verb [ T ]
UK /ɪnˈkluːd/ US /ɪnˈkluːd/ A2 to contain something as a part of something else, or to make something part of something else:

The bill includes tax and service.
Tax and service are included in the bill.
[ + -ing verb ] Your responsibilities will include makingappointments on my behalf.
noun [ C ]
UK /ɑːnt/ US /ænt/ informal auntie, aunty A2 the sister of someone's father or mother, or the wife of someone's uncle or aunt:

I have an aunt in Australia.
This is my Aunt Camille.
[ as form of address ] Do you want some tea, Aunt Alice?
noun [ C ]
UK /ˈʌŋ.kəl/ US /ˈʌŋ.kəl/ A2 the brother of someone's mother or father, or the husband of someone's aunt or uncle:

I have lots of uncles and aunts.
We invited my Uncle Steve over.
[ as form of address ] Did you bring me a present, Uncle Jack?
indian english any male adult that you know who is older than you:

John Uncle
noun [ usually plural ]
UK /ˈɪn.lɔː/ US /ˈɪn.lɑː/informal a parent of your husband or wife or a member of his or her family:

He's spending the holiday with his in-laws.
1.1 · Watch the video:
1.2 Now it' s high time to answer questions from the video. Record the answers and share them in our telegram group.

1.Who is in your immediate family?
2.How big is your extended family?
3.Do you get on well with your family?
4.Who do you take after in your family?
5.What do you like to do when you get together with your family?
2. Grammar:
Talking about the Future in English
Present Continuous for future arrangements
English speakers often use the present continuous tense (subject + 'be' = verb-ing) to talk about future arrangements. A future arrangement is a plan that you have decided and organised with another person.

I'm spending Christmas and New Year with my Mum and Dad.
We're meeting our cousin Susanat 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.
They are flying to New York tomorrow morning. (they have made this arrangement with the airline)

Another important way to use the present continuous tense is to talk about temporary
actions, which we expect to change.

We're currently travelling around Australia (but we won't stay there forever).

Maria's temporarilyliving with her parents
(but she plans to move to her own place soon).

John's looking after his grandparents
this week (but next week his sister is going to help out and he will return home).

John's driving his father's car while his own car is in the workshop.

(He won't need his father's car after his car has been repaired).

They're temporarily living with his Uncle Fred. They'll stay there until they find an apartment.

Julia's working in Chicago this month (but she will be back in her office in LA next month).

I'm studying in Berlin this year (but I will return to my language studies in Cambridge at the end of the year).
The following time phrases are common with this use of the present continuous tense:
For the time being



this week / month / year / etc.

I am currently filling in for the manager who is away on holiday (but when she returns I'll go back to my old job).
2.2 Grammar practice: fill out the gaps with the options given below.
1. Ted ____________ (take) a shower right now.

2. What ____________ (we / have) for dinner tonight?

3. My brother __________________ (have) a daughter and a son.

4. I __________________ (not / solve) any problems at the moment, so I can help you.

5. My grandfather often _________________ (come) over for dinner at the weekends, but today he (to come)______________ as he is busy with his gardening.

6. My school _________________ (begin) at nine every day.

7. What ________________ (you / do) tomorrow night?

9. I usually ____________ (not / work) on Sundays but today I _______________ (work) because my partner is ill.

10. Thank you for invitation, but I won't come, as I ________________( to spend) my Cristhmas holidays with mom and dad.
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