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Relationships with family and friends

Questions: relationships with family and friends

Read Sabine's status update, her friends' replies and answers the following questions:

  1. Give one reason why Sabine is cross with her mum.
  2. Why does her brother annoy her?
  3. Give two ways Sabine describes her father.
  4. How does Timo get on with his parents and his sister?
  5. What two things does Melanie say about her grandfather?
  6. Who does Rainer get on better with - his parents or his grandmother?
  7. Why does he argue with his little brother?
  8. When talking about his brother is Rainer negative, positive or a bit of both?

Sabine: "Ich bin echt sauer! Meine Mutter ist so streng. Ich darf am Wochenende nicht mit in den Jugendklub. Mein kleiner Bruder nervt mich auch, weil er so frech ist. Nur mein Vater ist nett. Er ist immer sehr hilfsbereit. Wie ist eure Familie?"

Timo: "Zum Glück verstehe ich mich gut mit meinen Eltern, aber ich kann meine Schwester nicht leiden."

Melanie: "Ich komme nicht gut mit meinen Eltern aus, aber mein Opa ist immer geduldig und freundlich."

Rainer: "Ich habe meine Oma gern, weil sie so lieb ist, aber meine Eltern gehen mir auf die Nerven. Mein Bruder ist sehr lustig, aber wir streiten uns oft, weil er so angeberisch ist."

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