1132 Korean Family

Sunny talks about her family routine and what different members like to do.


Isthma: Sunny, your family sounds really interesting. Can you tell me more about your family?

Sunny: Okay, I have a dad and mom and a younger brother. My dad is a banker, and my mom is a housewife, and my brother goes to high school.

Isthma: So, in your family, who likes to read?

Sunny: I think my brother likes to read a lot, especially these comic books. And I think my father likes to read newspapers, and my mom loves reading essays.

Isthma: Wow. So, who doesn't like reading in your family?

Sunny: I think it's me.

Isthma: Same here. So, in your family, does anyone like music?

Sunny: Hmm, I think everyone in my family likes music, and especially me, I play various instruments, so I think it's me that likes to listen to music the most.

Isthma: Mm-hm. Does anyone else play music in your family, like instruments?

Sunny: I think it's only me, but my brother likes to listen to like pop music in Korea. And he introduces to me some like new boy bands or girl bands in Korea.

Isthma: And who likes to cook in your family?

Sunny: My mom and dad, I can say. My mom can cook Korean foods, and it's really good. She's from the like one region that's really famous for like good foods. And my dad used to bake a lot, and he still bakes like cakes and breads for our family. But I think my brother and I can cook.

Isthma: In your family, who likes to exercise?

Sunny: Except me, I can say. My family loves exercising, especially my dad and my brother. They go to soccer fields together to play some games. And my mom also likes to work out in gyms, or like she also plays badminton, but it's only me that don't go out for exercising.

Learn Vocabulary from the lesson


My dad is banker.

A banker is someone with a high position in a bank. Notice the following:

  1. I could never be a banker, I'm terrible at math.
  2. I've heard that her mom is a banker.


My mom loves reading essays.

An essay is a short writing on a specific subject. Notice the following:

  1. The teacher assigned an essay for homework.
  2. I have to write an essay on local government; how boring!

same here

Same here; I really don't like reading.

The term 'same here' is similar in meaning to 'me too'. Notice the following:

  1. You like football? Same here.
  2. You like football? Me too.


My brother introduces me to new bands.

When we introduce someone to something, that means we show them or tell them about it for the first time. Notice the following:

  1. My dad introduced me to jazz music.
  2. They quickly introduced me to the local nightlife..

work out

My mom also like to work out.

The term 'work out' means to exercise. Notice the following:

  1. He works out four times a week.
  2. I'm too tired to work out today.
Answer the following questions about the interview.

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Vocabulary Challenge

Complete the sentences with the words below.
banker • essays • same here
introduce • work out
  1. Are you coming with me to the gym to ?
  2. Oh, , I've always been afraid of spiders.
  3. He's hoping to get good grades on the he submitted.
  4. I've only recently been to playing classical music.
  5. As a kid, I dreamed of being a someday.