Talking about family life
A: How large is your family?
B: It is a large one. There are nine people altogether .
A: Who are they?
B: My grandfather and grandmother, my father and mother, my two brothers, and my two sisters and myself.
A: That is some family, I’ll say. Are you the eldest boy?
B: Yes, but both my sisters are older than I am.
A: How old is your grandfather?
B: He is now over eighty, but is still going strong.
A: What does your father do?
B: He is a manager of a bookshop.
A: What about your mother?
B: She is a teacher.
Parents and children
A: Where are you going , Lily?
B: I’m going to meet a classmate, Dad.
A: You mustn’t come home late. You must be home at nine.
C: Lily is eighteen years old. She’s not a baby. She always comes home early.
A: Oh, all right! But you mustn’t come home after ten.
B: Yes, Dad. Thank you, Mom.
C: That’s all right, dear. Goodbye. Enjoy yourself!
Husband and wife
A: Maggie, how have the things been？
B: Oh, much the same. My husband and I still seem to have argumentsn. 吵架，争端 all the time.
A: What do you quarrelv.吵架，争论 about?
B: Oh, everything. For example, when he gets home, he expects me to run around and get his dinner. He never does anything at home.
B: And yesterday! He even invited four of his friends to come round for a drink and didn’t tell me before.
A: I see.
B: And he’s so messyadj. 凌乱的. He’s worse than a kid. He always throws his clothes on the floor. After all, I’m not his servantn. 仆人. You see, that’s the trouble.