Free English Course Online 5
- Vocabulary related to Family
- here / here is / here are
- there / there is / there are
- Subject Personal Pronouns
- Present simple of “to be”: interrogative form / question form
- Possessive Determiners / Possessive Adjectives
1/ Vocabulary Practice
- a family – the family
- a name – names
- a mother
- a father
- a brother
- a sister
- an aunt
- an uncle
- a cousin – cousins
- a grandmother
- a grandfather
2/ Grammar Practice
Possessive adjectives, also called possessive determiners, are words used in place of articles, to show ownership or relationships between people. They are placed before the noun in a sentence. Possessive adjectives refer to the owner. There are different forms depending on whether the noun is singular or plural:
Singular: My, Your, His, Her, Its
Plural: Our, Your, Their
We go from subject pronoun to possessive adjective (also known as possessive determiner):
I > my
You > your
He > his
She > her
It > its
We > our
You > your
They > their
Be careful with the spelling of “its”, to not be confused with the contracted form of the verb to be: “it’s” (it is). They are two different things!
Notice how “their”, “they’re” and “there” are all three pronounced identically.
3/ Sentence Practice
- Here is my family.
- There is my sister. She is a dentist. My sister is a dentist. Her name is Natasha.
- Here is my brother. He is an engineer. My brother is an engineer. His name is William.
- You are my siblings. I am your brother.
- Natasha and William are my siblings. They are my siblings. Their names are William and Natasha.
- There are my parents. They are my parents. My mother and my father are here.
- We have cousins. Our cousins are Frank and Harry. Their names are Frank and Harry.
- Who is your aunt? My aunt is Jane. She is there.
- Where is your uncle? My uncle is here. His name is Jack.
- Where are your grandparents? They are here. My grandmother is called Janet and my grandfather is called Robert. Their names are Janet and Robert.
- Why is your name Tom? My grandfather is called Tom. His name is Tom. My name is Tom. Our name is Tom.
- Is Robert his cousin? No, Robert is not his cousin. James is his cousin.
- Here it is. There she is. This is her aunt. That is his aunt.
- Where is our family? Your family is there. My family is here. There’s my aunt. Here’s my uncle.
4/ Practice Quiz
Complete the quizzes below.
- Today’s words:
- Today’s grammar:
- Today’s sentences: