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immediate • move • forward
extended • together
  1. Can you get with me tomorrow after work?
  2. I have dinner with my family every Sunday. I love having time to see my brothers.
  3. You must be looking to finally getting your new car.
  4. Does your family live around here too?
  5. After he lost his job, he had to back in with his parents.
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#505 Family Members

Ruth discusses her family.

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immediate family

How big is your immediate family?

Your 'immediate family' includes mother, father, brothers and sisters. This can also include step family, like a stepbrother. Notice the following:

  1. There are only three members of my immediate family.
  2. I talk to my immediate family every day.

move back in

Very soon we are all going to move back in together.

If you 'move back into a place,' it is not the first time that you have lived there.  You are returning to a place you have lived before.  Notice the following:

  1. After the first time I lived with him, I never thought I would move back in with him again.
  2. Her parents separated for a few months, but then her father moved back in.

look forward to

I'm looking forward to it but I think it could be interesting.

If you 'look forward to something' you are excited about an event that will happen in the future. You do not look forward to bad events or things that you don't want to do.  Notice the following:

  1. She is looking forward to buying a new car next month.
  2. They are not looking forward to driving 12 hours tomorrow.

extended family

And how big is your extended family?

Your 'extended family' members are people outside your immediate family.  This includes aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents and in-laws. Notice the following:

  1. Her immediate family is small, but her extended family is very big.
  2. I always see my extended family on holidays.

get together

When does your entire family ever get together?

'Getting together' with people is spending time or socializing with them, usually in an informal situation.  Notice the following:

  1. He gets together with his friends every Friday.
  2. When was the last time you got together with your school friends?


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