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Conversation Questions Family

How important is family to you? Finish these sentences: ______________ is more important than family. Family is more important than ______________. 1. 2. 3. 4. . ". #. &. ). 1*. 11. 12. 13. 14. 1 . 1". 1#. 1&. 1). 2*. 21. 22. 23. 24. 2 . 2". Who is the richest person in your family? Who is the scariest person in your family? Who is the oldest person in your family? Who is the craziest person in your family? Who is the most interestin! person in your family? Who is the head of your family? $o you li%e your family? 's your family (etter than all other families you %now? How (i! is your family? How (i! were your parents families? $o you wish you could ha+e had more si(lin!s than you do now? What do you thin% is the ideal size for a family? What do you thin% of people who ha+e lots of children? What famous person do you wish was your (rother? What famous person do you wish was your sister? What would you thin% of $a+id ,ec%ham (ein! your father? -n!elina .olie (ein! your mother? /tudents0 $o you thin% you will ma%e a !ood parent in the future? Why? Why not? $o you ha+e what it ta%es to (e a !ood parent? Who has the (est family in the world? What are some interestin! tele+ision or fictional families that you %now of? What is the (est thin! a(out your family? 1our parents? 1our uncles and aunts? How often do all you relati+es !et to!ether? ' ha+e relati+es in 2anada3 -merica3 2hina3 and 4ermany? What a(out you? 2an you tell me some interestin! stories a(out your relati+es? Who has the most unusual 5o( in your family? For e6ample3 my sister is a 5ail !uard. Which side of the family do you prefer? 7he mother8s or the father8s side? 9y father8s side li+ed in -merica. 7hey were (orin!. 7hey didn8t ha+e a tele+ision. 9y mother8s side seems to ha+e more interestin! people in it. 7hey li+ed in 2anada. 2#. What acti+ities can families do to!ether? 2an they (e a (as%et(all team? 2an they play 9ah .on!? /hoppin!? :atin!? Watch tele+ision? 2&. $oes your family do much to!ether or do you 5ust li+e under the same roof? 'dioms and e6pressions (lac% sheep of the family ;Who?< li%e one of the family runs in the family ;What runs in the student8s family?< a family man ;$o you want to (e? -re you?< the company is li%e a family ;'s your class li%e a family?<

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-re friends more important than family? What do you thin%? -re chores assi!ned to children in your family? -re you married? -re you pressured (y your family to act in a certain way? -re you the oldest amon! your (rothers and sisters? -re your parents strict? $id you e+er meet any of your !reat !randparents? $o you !et alon! well with your family? $o you !et alon! well with your (rothers and sisters? $o you !et alon! well with your in=laws? $o you ha+e any (rothers or sisters? 'f so3 how old are they? $o you ha+e any children? 'f yes3 what are their names and a!es? $o you ha+e to clean your own room? $oes your mother ma%e you clean your room? $o you li%e your family? Why or why not? $o you li+e with any of your !randparents? $o you li+e with your parents? $o you loo% more li%e your mother or your father? $o you often ar!ue with your mother or father? What a(out? $o you often +isit your !randparents? $o you thin% people should adopt children from other countries? $o you usually ha+e any influence on family matters? $o your parents let you stay out late? What time do you ha+e to (e home? $o you ha+e a curfew? How did you !et your name? For whom are you named? Who are you named after? How (i! is your family? How many ;first< cousins do you ha+e? How many aunts and uncles do you ha+e? How many (rothers and sisters do you ha+e? How many children do you ha+e? How many mem(ers do you ha+e in your family alto!ether? How many people are in your ;immediate< family? How many people are in your family? How often do you see your cousins? How often do you see your !randparents? How often is your entire family to!ether? How old are your (rothers and sisters? How old are your children? How old are your !randparents? How old are your parents? 's span%in! a !ood way to discipline children? /hould people follow the reli!ion of their parents3 or should they ha+e the li(erty to choose another? What are some of your fondest memories of childhood? What are your parents li%e? What do you and your family li%e to do to!ether? What do you thin% of married couples who decide not to ha+e any child? What do your mother and father loo% li%e? How a(out your !randparents? What do your parents do in their free time?

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What are the occupations of your family mem(ers? What does your father do? What8s his 5o(? What does your mother do? What is the (est memory you ha+e of your family doin! somethin! to!ether? What %ind of thin!s do you do with your family? What will you teach your children? ;what +alues3 (eliefs3 ho((ies3 s%ills3 etc.< What would you chan!e a(out your childhood? Where do your !randparents li+e? Where does your father8s father li+e? Where does your mother8s mother li+e? Who do you !et alon! (etter with3 your mother or your father? Who is the (lac% sheep ;odd (all< in your family? Would you !et in+ol+ed in your in=laws8 family pro(lems? Would you li+e with your parents after you !et married? /hould children help with the housewor%? How much or how often should they help? What %inds of housewor% is not appropriate for children to do? $o you li+e in a nuclear family or an e6tended family? What are the ad+anta!es and disad+anta!es of these types of family? What impact has di+orce and>or modern day li+in! had on the family? 's the nanny and>or the day=care centre the third parent? Where is the (est place to raise a family? Where do you thin% the (est place to raise a family is? Why? What can ma%e you happy in the lon! term> short term? 2onsider the followin!: 5o( satisfaction3 a lo+in! family3 !ood health3 plenty of money3 stron! reli!ious (elie+es3 ... #". What do you thin% of your mother and your father? ##. Which do you thin% is more important: followin! the dreams your parents want for you or followin! your own dreams? #&. What8s the hardest thin! you e+er had to do? #). What was the most important thin! your parents tau!ht you? &*. What8s the (est thin! a(out your mom? &1. 'f you could ha+e a different num(er of si(lin!s3 what would it (e? &2. Who should ta%e care of old people? &3. What is the perfect num(er of children to ha+e? &4. What8s the (est thin! a(out your !randparents? & . /hould parents !i+e their children an allowance? &". How often does your family eat dinner to!ether? &#. How should parents discipline their children? &&. -fter you8re married3 should your parents ma%e decisions for you? &). What8s the (est thin! a(out your dad? )*. Who is the (readwinner in your family )1. How is nudity re!arded in your family? )2. $escri(e the perfect family. )3. $o your parents !et alon! with each other? )4. 'f you are a mother or father3 would you allow your son or dau!hter to listen hea+y metal music? ) . What was the saddest time in your family? )". Why do people !et married )#. What to loo% for in a life lon! mate )&. What ma%es a person a !ood friend3 a friend for life 33 a life mate )). What ma%es a person a (ad3 traits that irritate and confuse you 1**. What do you thin% of the (ud!et3 what is a (ud!et and how do you ma%e one wor%? 1*1. How do you feel a(out your parents !rowin! older? 'f they could no lon!er care for

themsel+es3 would you let them li+e with you or put them in a nursin! home? 1*2. $id you help your mother at home? 1*3. What household chores do you do? 1*4. 2an you thin% of e6amples of countries that ha+e different cultural +alues re!ardin! the importance of family? 1* . $o you !et alon! well with your family? $o you !et alon! well with your (rothers and sisters? $o you !et alon! well with your in=laws? 1*". $o you ha+e to clean your own room? $oes your mother ma%e you clean your room? 1*#. $o your parents let you stay out late? What time do you ha+e to (e home? $o you ha+e a curfew? 1*&. How did you !et your name? For whom are you named? Who are you named after? 1*). What are the occupations of your family mem(ers? What does your father do? What8s his 5o(? What does your mother do? 11*. /hould children help with the housewor%? How much or how often should they help? What %inds of housewor% is not appropriate for children to do? 111.$o you li+e in a nuclear family or an e6tended family? What are the ad+anta!es and disad+anta!es of these types of family? 112. Where is the (est place to raise a family? Where do you thin% the (est place to raise a family is? Why? 113. $o you thin% your parents understand you? Why or why not? 114. Who does the household wor%3 your father or your mother or (oth of them? 11 . Ha+e you e+er seen your mother ;or father< cry? When was that and why? 11". Who is the (readwinner in your family? 11#. $o your parents trust you? 11&. 'f you were offered an e6cellent 5o( opportunity a(road3 would you consider lea+in! your family for an indefinite period of time? 11). $escri(e a typical family unit and the importance of family in your country.