Unit 2 Family and Friends

In this unit there are five steps.

Please complete all the activities in the different steps

Step One

1- My family and friends
Look at the photos of Anna’s family and friends.  Match them with the words in the below.
1. Ron and 2. Shiela

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7. Kate, 8.Paul and 9. Charlotte
3. Richard and 4. Helen with 5. Jessie,
me (in the middle) and 6. Tony



12. The guys


10. Jade
11. The girls



uncle  brother  aunt  teammates  dad  cousin  sister
classmates  grandma  granddad  mum  best friend
Exercise 1.1
1.  Granddad
2.  …………….
3.  …………….

2-  Now go to EDpuzzle and listen to the video “Unit 2 Vocabulary: Family”.


In English we say “my brothers and sisters” when we have brothers and sisters, we don’t say, “my brothers.”

3-  Write the names of five people in your family on a piece of paper.  Explain to your partner who they are for you.

Sandra:  Sandra is my cousin, she is my uncle Mark’s daughter.  She is 17 years old.




Step Two

1-  Look at the photos and title of the article.  What is special about this family?

A very big family

Damian is three weeks old and he’s very lucky.  He’s got a big family.  He’s got seven sisters and seven brothers!  The family live in a big house in the town of Toowoomba in Australia.  The house has got seven bedrooms and lots and lots of beds.

Damian and his parents

It’s a very very busy family.  Three of this brothers and sisters are adults.  They’ve got jobs.  Cameron (11), Samuel (13, Karl (15) and sister Natalie (16) are at school.  Four brothers and sisters are at primary school, one is at pre-school and two stay at home with their mum.

Damian’s mum and dad, Jeni and Ray, are very happy with their big family.  It’s great.  The kids are all good friends and their parents haven’t got any problems with babysitters!


Now go to EDpuzzle and listen to the video “A very big family”.


Exercise  2.3 –  Read the text again and say if these sentences are true or false.

  1. Damian is a baby.
  2. He is the sixteenth child of the family.
  3. Three of Damian’s brothers and sisters aren’t children.
  4. His mother’s name is Natalie.
  5. The children aren’t very good friends.

Step Three


Grammar 1

have got:  affirmative and negative


Affirmative Negative
We. We
You have got two sisters. You haven’t got a brother.
They They
 3rd Person
 He  He
She  has got two sisters. She hasn’t got a brother.
It  It

 Now go to EDpuzzle and listen to the video “Unit 2 Have got:  tenir”.


Remember that in English we often use the abbreviated form:

I have got a car – I’ve got a car.

She has got a brother in New York.  –  She’s got a brother in New York.

They have got a big house.  –  They’ve got a big house.


Exercise 3.1

Complete the text about Nicole’s family.  Use the correct form of have got.  (with or without abbreviations)




This is me and my family.  I ……………………. two brothers.  I ……………………… (not) a sister.  Those are my parents.  We ………………….. a big garden.  My dad ……………………… one brother, my Uncle Matt.  My uncle …………………………. three boys.  That’s their dog, Lady.  We ……………………. (not) a dog.  My cousins ………………………….. (not) a big garden.

  1. ha… ……


Exercise 3.2

Now write about your family.  Is your family different from Nicole’s family?

e.g.  Yes, I have got two brothers but I’ve got a sister too.


Exercise 3.3

Look at the pictures of Alice and James.  Correct the incorrect sentences below.

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  1. Alice has got a mobile phone.
  2. James has got a tablet.
  3. Alice has got a blue bag.
  4. James has got a a blue scarf.
  5. Alice has got blue jeans.
  6. Alice and James have got glasses.
  7. Alice and James have got dark hair.


Step four:


Listening and vocabulary

Exercise 4.1

These are the avatars that some friends are using in a game called “Virtual World”.




Describing people

… spiky blue hair…

Here are different word groups.

Can you add these words to the correct group?

brown  long  heavy  short  blue


  1.  curly long short spiky

                  curly                           ………………                          short                             spiky


2.  brown dark fair red

           …………………..                     dark                                  fair                                 red


3.  blue-eyes brown-eyes green-eyes

    ………….. eyes              brown eyes                 green eyes


4.  fat thin           short1 tall

………………..                         thin                                   ……………                tall


Now it is your turn

Exercise 4.2

Now you have to look for the image of an avatar online.  When you find the image copy it and paste it in the Padlet page for your group.  Then write a description of that avatar.

For example…




This is my avatar.  She is tall and thin.  She has got long white hair.  Her hair is curly.  She’s got green eyes.  

She is a warrior and she fights battles in a game I play online.  I like her because she is strong and brave.






Avatar padlet 1A, Avatar padlet 1B, Avatar padlet 1C, Avatar padlet 1D


Step Five:


Grammar 2

Have got:  Questions and short answers



Have  I / we / you / they   got an avatar?

Has   he / she / it    got an avatar?

Short answers

Yes,  I / we / you / they  have.              No,   I / we / you / they   haven’t.

Yes,   he / she / it   has                         No,    he / she / it   hasn’t



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Penelope and Monica Cruz        Cristiano Ronaldo             Taylor Swift

Exercise 5.1  Write questions and answers for these people

  1. Taylor Swift / fair hair?
  2. Cristiano / blue eyes?
  3. Cristiano / short hair?
  4. Penelope and Monica / long hair?
  5. Taylor / curly hair?
  6. Penelope / a sister?
  7. Cristiano / fat?


How many ….have you got?

Now go to EDpuzzle and listen to the video “Have and how many”


How many books have you got?     I have got a lot of books.

How many friends have you got?    I haven’t got any friends.

“How many”  is when we ask about the quantity of things.


Exercise 5.2






  1. How many fingers have you got?
  2. How many eyes have you got?
  3. How many legs has a spider got?
  4. How many teeth has a crocodile got?
  5. How many toes has a one armed man got?




Step Six



Diwali  A family Festival


Read the text and click here to listen at the same time.




Diwali is an important time in the Hindu calendar, Raj 16 from Mumbai, celebrates it every year with his family in India.


Diwali is a family festival.  it’s called the “Festival of lights”.  It celebrates the victory of good over bad with special lights or “diyas”, candles and sparklers.  All the family is important in traditional Diwali activities.


Diwali is usually in October or November at the start of the Hindu New Year.  The festival has got five main days of celebration.


In India and in other countries with Hindus, for example Nepal, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore and parts of Europe.  Britain has got a Hindu population – I’ve got family in Leceister!


It’s important for people and their houses to be clean.  Clothes are very important during the five days of the festival.  The clothes are very colourful: yellow, green, and red.  Diwali is also a festival of colour!  Family is also very, very important at Diwali time.  People celebrate together with their families at home and eat special meals.  It’s a very happy time!


Now complete the text with the questions?

  • Where is it?
  • When is it?
  • What’s important in Diwali?
  • What is Diwali?


Step Seven



A description of a person

Now we want you to describe a person, it can be a person in your family, a friend (if you have friends) or someone you know well.  Write about what you have in common with that person and the differences between you.

Here is a text about Javier and his brother.  What have they got in common.?

My best friend is my brother David.  He’s 20 but I am twelve.  He is a mechanic, he lives with me, my mum and my dad in Sabadell.  David is tall and thin, me too.  He’s got dark hair and green eyes.  I have got dark hair but my eyes are brown.

David is a guitarist in a band.  He is really good.  I don’t play an instrument, I am terrible at music.  David’s favourite things are his guitars.  He’s got five or six!  My favourite thing is my i-phone!  We’ve got a lot of things in common.  We both like music, television and video games.  We play Call of Duty together.  My brother is great and he’s a great friend.



In the text we use apostrophes with to be and have got.

He‘s 20.  –  He is 20.

He‘s got dark hair.  –  He has got dark hair.


Now it’s your turn

In your writing think about the content.

You can include the following information.

  • name
  • age
  • family member or friend
  • town/country
  • physical characteristics
  • favourite things
  • interests
  • things in common

You can also include key words like…

  • too
  • but
  • together
  • both

You have to write about 90 words THEN you have to record your text on video or audio on the Padlet page below.  Yes on video or audio!!

Have fun!!

Video padlet 1A

Video padlet 1B

Video padlet 1C

Video padlet 1D


*Pictures source on this article: Google images.

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