In this lesson you will learn following phrases. Click the image to hear pronunciation.

garage

a business that repairs or sells cars

frequently

often

van

a vehicle that is used for carrying things

first of all

before doing anything else

interior

the inside part of something

currently

at the moment, happening now

van

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a vehicle that is used for carrying things

frequently

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often

garage

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a business that repairs or sells cars

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My Family

Hello and welcome back to English By Ear. On today’s episode, I’m going to be talking about my family.

First of all, I’m going to tell you a little bit about myself! My name is Jack, I’m a 23-year-old man living in England.

I’m the second of three children, meaning I have two siblings. I live at home with my mother and father, as well as my two brothers.

My parents have been married for 28 years. They met when they were both 25 years old in a town called Corby.

This is a small industrial town famous for its steelworks and factories. They are the parents to my two brothers and me.

As I mentioned, I am the middle child of three boys – meaning I have both an older brother, and a younger brother.

My older brother was born in 1991 in Leicester, his name is Tom. He is now 28 years old and the father to his daughter. She is called Emma.

He works in a motor vehicle garage fixing the interiors of cars and vans.

My other brother is called Owen. He was born in 1998 and is 21 years old. He is currently studying at university. He dreams to become a primary school teacher and will graduate as a qualified teacher in July.

As I said before, my name is Jack and I’m the middle child. I was born in 1995, making me 23 years old.

I studied at university to become a media professional. I graduated over three years ago and have been working at a radio station ever since!

My mother doesn’t work, she is what we call in England a house-wife. This means she helps with the running of the household – including cleaning, cooking, and laundry.

My dad, on the other hand, is a business owner. He works within the roadworks industry. Meaning that he will spend his time at work digging holes and relaying roads across the country.

We are a very close family, who enjoy spending time together. We will have dinner together most days, especially on Sundays. In our family, it is a tradition to eat Sunday lunch together.

We also enjoy going on holidays and days out together. In the summer, we will often visit Spain or France.

As well as this we all love to go and watch football games together. We all follow Liverpool and England so will travel up north to watch them play very frequently!

So, that’s about all you need to know about my family! Thanks for listening to this episode of English By Ear. I’ll be back next time for more! Thank you and goodbye!

This is important vocabulary from the previous section. Play the sounds and practice pronunciation.

  • first of all before doing anything else
  • industrial with a lot of factories
  • as I mentioned like I have already said
  • housewife a woman who stays at home to cook, clean, and take care of her family
  • garage a business that repairs or sells cars
  • to fix to repair something
  • interior the inside part of something
  • van a vehicle that is used for carrying things
  • currently at the moment, happening now
  • to graduate to complete your education successfully at a university or college
  • primary school a school for children aged 5 to 11
  • qualified teacher a teacher who has academic qualifications required for teaching subjects
  • business owner someone who owns a business
  • frequently often

Drag and drop words and expressions to their correct translations.

a vehicle that is used for carrying things

a school for children aged 5 to 11

to repair something

often

to complete your education successfully at a university or college

to graduate primary school frequently van to fix
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