READING

FAMILY

1.Watch these videos and learn how to talk about your family.

Teens talk about their Family

Talking about Family Rules

Watch Horrid Henry’s House Chores and have fun!

2. Read these books/short stories.

Answer these questions: 

1. Why is your family important to you? What do you do together?

           2. Which house chores do you have to do?

   3. Are there any family rules for children? Mention some rules.

4. Do you get on well with your siblings (brothers and sisters)? Explain why(not).

5. How is your relationship with your parents? 

6. What’s your favourite story/book above? Explain why.

43 thoughts on “READING

  1. 1-My family is important because they help me overcome my difficulties . My family and I watch movies together.
    2- My tasks are to clear the table , do the washing – up and clean the dust off.
    3- My family rules are not to touch the fire and not to lie .
    4-I watch TV with my siblings.
    5- My relationship is very good.
    6-My favourite video is Horrid Henry’s House Chores to have fun !

  2. 1-My family is important because I tell them all.
    My family and I watch movies together and we talk to each other a lot.
    2-My tasks are to clear the table, clear the dust off, make the bed, lay the table and tidy up the bedroom.
    3-The rules of my family are to get good grades and not to lie.
    4-My sister, my brother and I watch tv.
    5- My relationship with my parents is happy.

  3. 1- My family is important to me because I can always count on them.I adore my family.
    2-My household chores are to clear the table , clean the dust off , make the bed , tidy up the bedroom.
    3-Yes, I go to bed at ten o’clock and study.
    4-Yes, of course, because we are very close.
    5-It’s good, because my father is nice and friendly.
    6-My favourite story is the first because it is beautiful.

  4. 1- My family is important because they help me, are friendly and very affectionate.
    2-At home I clear and set the table and make the bed.
    3- The rules for children, in my family, are studying and having respect.
    4-Me and my brother like playing football.

  5. 1-My family is important to me because I know I can count on them to help me. My family and I enjoy playing and walking.
    2- I make my bed, clear the table, set the table, clean the dust off, hang the clothes, tidy up the bedroom and sometimes take the rubbish out.
    3- The rules of my family are having respect, studying and behaving well.
    4-Me and my sister watch movies and watch TV.
    5-My relationship with my parents is very good.
    6-My favourite video is Horrid Henry’s House Chores to have fun!

  6. 1- My family is important to me because they love me and we go shopping together.
    2- I make the table and my bed.
    3- I go to bed at 11 pm.
    4- I´m na only child.
    5- My relationship with my parents is good.
    6-

  7. 1-My family is important because they help me and are friendly.
    2- At home I clear the table and make my bed.
    3- The rules of my family are to behave well and study.
    4- My brother and I play fotball and watch tv.

  8. 1- My family is important for me because they give me affection and protect me. We watch movies and we talk.
    2-The household chores I do at home are to clear the table, clean the dust off, make the bed.
    3- The rules for children are to behave well, to study and to go to bed at 10 o’clock.
    4-I have a sister and we get along well and sometimes we feel bad.
    5-My relationship with my parents is good, we get along very well.
    6-

  9. 1- My family is important because I can talk to them.We play games together.
    2- I make my bed, clean the dust off, tidy up the bedroom, lay the table, clear the table.
    3- Yes, my rules are to go to bed at 9 o’clock and tidy up my bedroom.
    4- Yes, because I love my sister and we play games together.
    5- My relationship is very good.
    6-My favorite story is the second because the ending is good.

  10. 1-My family is important for me because I can count on them and talk to them. We go shopping and play games together.
    2-I make my bed, I usually tidy up my bedroom and set the table.
    3-Me and my sister have to do our homework before we play.
    4-Me and my sister usually quarel because we want to watch television.
    5-My relationship with my parents is very very good because we tell all our problems.
    6-My favourite book is the last because it portrays the family very well.

  11. 1- My family is important to me because I can always count on them. They help and love me.
    2- I set the table and make my bed when I am at home.
    3- Me and my brothers have to do the homework and study for the tests.
    4- We quarrel lots of times because of lots of different things but in the end we always make it up and get on well.
    5- Our relationship is very strong. They sometimes get mad at me but I know they love me.
    6- My favourite book is the first one because I think that everything it says is very true.

  12. 1-My family is important to me because they make me happy.
    2-My house chores are to make my bed and clean my room.
    3-I have got to study before having fun.
    4-I haven´t got any brothers or sisters.
    5-My relationship with my mother is great.
    6-It´s the second because no family is perfect.

  13. My house is more important because of my father, my mother and my sister.
    My sister and I get along quite well.
    I liked the second book.

  14. 1- My family is important to me because they are different from many families. We play games together.
    2- I have to clean my bedroom.
    3- In my house there is one rule, the rule is to do what my father and my mother say.
    4- I love my sister. She and I play PlayStation games all day. We spend a lot of time together.
    5- My relationship with my parents isn’t very good. I don’t spend much time with my parents.
    6- My favourite story is the second one because the family isn’t perfect but they are happy.

  15. 1-My family is important because they are so amazing and they are my family and I like them very much. We go to the cinema, visit towns around Portugal, and do everything together.
    2-I clean my bedroom, I wash the dishes and feed the cat.
    3-My brother and I can´t scream, we have to be quiet.
    4-My brother is sweet but sometimes he is a bit boring, but I like him.
    5-I do my homework with my mother and more things, my dad takes me hunting.
    6- I liked the last book.It talks about what a family is, and I adore this.

  16. 1-I love my family because I love all of them. We laugh together, we play, we walk by the river and ride a bike.
    2-I have to make my bed, clean my desk and sometimes wash my brother.
    3- In my opinion there are no rules except being polite to everybody, family, friends, teachers,…….
    4- I love my brother, and we never argue. We like to be together in our free time.
    5- I love my parents. With my mother I go to the shopping center and we play and laugh all the time. With my father it’s different, because with him we work with our hands.
    6- My favourite story is the second because it is true that a family doesn’t need to be perfect to be happy.

  17. 1- My family is important to me because they help me when I have any difficulties.
    2- I have to clean my bedroom.
    3- We have to clean the bedroom, set the table and sometimes help to clean the house.
    4- I usually get on well with my brother but sometimes I don’t.
    5- My relationship with my parents is very good.
    6- My favourite story is the third “How the Family should be” because talking about family is important.

  18. 1-My family is important because they support me and cheer me up when I’m sad.
    2-I have to set the table and help dry the dishes.
    3-We cannot touch heavy glass objects and cannot get up from the table without permission.
    4-I don’t get on well with my brother because we have different tastes.
    5-I get along with both my mother and my father.

  19. 1. My family is important to me because they like me a lot and do everything to make me happy. We always spend Christmas and the New Year’s eve together, we usually go shopping together and it’s always a lot of fun.
    2. I clean and tidy the house, clean my room and sometimes clean the bathroom.
    3. In my house there are very simple rules: children have to go to bed early, can only use the computer until dinner time and can only watch TV till nine pm.
    4. I and my brother sometimes are at odds because we have a difference of eight years old.
    5. I have a good relationship with my parents. I and my mother go shopping together. I see many movies with my father.
    6. My favourite story above was ” How the Family should be” because in my opinion every family should be like that.

  20. 1-My family is important to me because I can tell them everything.We have lunch together on Saturdays and we sometimes watch a movie on TV.
    2-I have to make my bed,tidy up the bedroom , clean the dust and vacuum my bedroom on Saturdays and lay the table for dinner.
    3-I don’t have a real rule but I can’t do some things.
    4-I don´t have any brothers or sisters.
    5-My relationship with my parents is very good because we can talk about everything with each other. My mother helps me With my homework and I draw and paint with her because she also likes that.My father is the one who plays more with me, we play wii and ride a bike together.
    6-My favourite story is the second because it is true that a family doesn’t need to be perfect to be happy.

  21. 1-My family is important to me because they make me see the good side when I’m sad, they make me very happy and we spend birthday parties, New Year’s eve and Christmas together!
    2-I just have to make my bed, go get my brother at school and set the table.
    3-Yes, there are rules and the rules are: we can’t make our house untidy and we can’t make too much noise.
    4-I get on well with my brother because we play a lot with each other but sometimes we do stupid things.
    5-My relationship with my parents is good. With my mother I study Portuguese, I read books and sometimes we see films but with my father I sometimes help him with his stuff.
    6-My favourite story above was the first, because in my opinion the parents’ support is essential for their children’s education.

  22. 1- My family is important to me because they give me support and take me to new places. We go shopping and have lots of fun together.
    2- I have to make my bed, take the rubbish out, sometimes I make dinner and clean the dust.
    3-There is only one rule, that rule is to do the right things.
    4- I don’t have any brothers or sisters. I’m an only child.
    5- I have a great relationship with my parents. I usually go shopping with my mom and I also go to the beach to see the sea in every season of the year. I usually watch movies with my father.
    6- My favourite story above was “How a Family Should Be “, because in my opinion every family should be like that.

  23. My family is my shelter, my harbor. With my family I feel safe, I can have a party, have dinner.
    I get on well with my sister but my brother and I fight like cat and dog.
    I help my mother with the housework.

  24. My family is important to me because they are very understanding and friendly.
    I get on well with my sister but sometimes not so very much.
    My relationship with my parents is very good. My relationship with my mom is good and I tell her everything. With my dad it is also very good.
    6-My favorite story is the third because it speaks of family mutual support.

  25. My family is important to me because I like them and they make me happy. We spend Christmas and New Year’s Eve together.
    My sisters are always nagging me and when one of us does something wrong we blame each other.
    With my mother I study Portuguese, go to Mass and with my father I study English and Maths and talk about problems.
    My favourite book is ” Robinson Crusoe ” because I like adventure books.

  26. 1- Joanie finds freedom in books because when she reads she escapes from the pressures and relaxes.
    2- In my opinion I find happiness and stories in books.
    3- I feel free when I do gymnastics.
    4- Spending time with my friends makes me happy.
    5- I feel sad when I’m alone.
    6- When my friends disappoint me I feel angry.

  27. Joanie finds freedom in books.
    In books we can find stories of happiness but also sadness.
    I feel free when no one bothers me.
    I am happy when people like me and I can feel happy.
    I feel sad when something goes wrong in my life.
    I get angry when people yell at me and bother me.

  28. 1 – Joanie finds freedom in books.
    2 – In my opinion I can find knowledge in books but I can also travel all over the world when I´m reading a great book.
    3 – I feel free when I´m swimming at the beach.
    4 – I feel happy when I´m with my family and friends. I also feel very happy when I´m dancing and cooking..
    5 – I feel sad when I argue with somebody.
    6 – I get angry when I don´t get good marks in tests.

  29. 1. She finds freedom in books.
    2. In my opinion we find adventure.
    3. I feel free in nature.
    4. The song of the birds makes me happy.
    5. Nature pollution makes me sad.
    6. The destruction of nature makes me angry.

  30. 1-She finds freedom when she reads.
    2-I don’t like books.
    3-I feel free when I play football.
    4-Being with my friends makes me happy.
    5-I feel sad when I’m alone.
    6- I feel angry when people get mad at me.

  31. 1-Joanie finds freedom when she reads books.
    2-In my opinion I think books are great to have access to knowledge but I don’t like reading a lot.
    3-I feel free when all is well!
    4-Using my computer and chatting with my friends make me happy!
    5-I feel sad when my friends ignore me.
    6-I get angry when people hurt me or call me names.

  32. 1-Joanie is inspired by the characters in the books she reads.
    2-in my opinion we can find culture and knowledge in books .
    3-I feel free when I ice skate and sing.
    4-What makes me happy is spending time with my family and friends and listening to music .
    5-I get sad and angry when I can’t be with my friends and have low grades.
    6-I feel sad when someone hurts my feelings.

  33. 1-Joanie finds freedom when she reads.
    2- We can find important information.
    3-I feel free when I ride a horse.
    4- Being with my friends makes me happy.
    5- I get sad when I watch some TV programmes.

  34. 1- She feels free when she reads books.
    2- I like to read books.
    3- I love my family and wouldn’t change it for anything.
    4- I feel angry when people make fun of me in my face.

  35. Hello!!!!
    1. Joanie finds freedom in her books.
    2. In my opinion I can find culture, old history and recent history and stories about young people.
    3. I feel free when I practise acrobatic gymnastics and sing.
    4. Activities such as acrobatic gymnastics, dancing,singing and being with my family make me happy.
    5. Getting angry with my friends or my family makes me sad.I also feel sad when I
    don’t do gymnastics.
    6. I get angry when people say I’m short and spoil my stuff.
    Bye,bye!!!

  36. 1- She finds freedom in books
    2-In my opinion, in books we can find adventures, true stories and actual events.
    3-I feel free when I play football with my friends.
    4-Playing football with friends makes me happy.
    5-I get sad when they put me aside.
    6-I get angry when I have to clean something.

  37. 1- She finds freedom in books.
    2- In my opinion , in books we can find stories and interesting opinions .
    3- Singing and listening to music makes me feel free.
    4- What makes me happy is being with family and best friends.
    5- I feel sad when I get angry with my friends.
    6- I get angry when people lie and ignore me.

  38. 1-She found freedom in her books.
    2-I can find information and long stories about love, and more.
    3-I find freedom in my favourite music. It makes me happy.
    4-A good day makes me happy.
    5-I get sad when things go wrong.
    6-I feel very angry when people tell me lies and keep secrets from me.

  39. 1- Joanie thinks books can change the world.
    2- In my opinion I think books are great to have access to knowledge and I find them very interesting.
    3- Singing makes me feel free because if you are not feeling sad you can sing a sad song. I think it’s relaxing to sing this kind of music and I get to feel better.
    4- What makes me happy is being with my family.
    5- What makes me sad is when my friends tell mean things about me behind my back.
    6- I feel angry when they do that and make fun of me.

  40. 1-She finds freedom in her mind and while reading books.
    2-To tell the truth,in my opinion,I don’t like books but I have to read a lot of books to acquire more knowledge.
    3-I feel free when I play football and when I listen to music.
    4-What makes me happy is being with my family.
    5-I feel sad when I get angry with my friends.
    6-I get angry when my friends lie to me.

  41. 1-She finds freedom in books and in her mind.
    2-In my opinion we can find many stories, places and many things in books.
    3-I feel free when I listen to music.
    4-Seeing films and being with friends and family makes me happy.
    5-I get sad when I am alone.
    6-I get angry when things don’t go well.

  42. 1- She finds freedom when she reads books and in her imagination.
    2- In my opinion, in books we can find stories, opinions, explanations,…
    3- I feel free when I do sports.
    4- Being with my family and friends makes me happy.
    5- I get sad when I cannot hang out with my friends.
    6- I get angry when I don´t have anything to do.

  43. 2- I don´t like books.
    3- I feel free when I play football and eat.
    4- Playing with friends makes me happy.
    5- When I can’t spend time with my friends, I get sad.
    6- School food makes me angry.

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