3Additional Vocabulary Sister-in-lawBrother-in-lawDaughter-in-lawSon-in-lawStepmotherStepfatherStepdaughterStepsonApartment buildingMarriedDivorcedWidowWidowerTo rent an apartmentTo own a home or condominium (condo)PetEthnicityDormitory (dorm)
4There are many different types of families in the US It is impossible to describe the typical American family.President Obama’s family is one example of an American familyThe family has a father, mother and two daughters.
6The Bluth FamilyMichael Bluth is a single father. His wife died. Michael Bluth is a…?His son George Michael is an only child.George Michael’s cousin Maeby is also an only child.Michael Bluth’s brothers Buster and Gob are unmarried. (not married)
8Where do American families live? Many American families live in houses but some families live in apartment buildings.They ?…? apartments.
9Many families have pets The Simpsons have two pets.Which pets do they have? (type of animal)Bonus question: What are the names of their pets?Name the pets in the photo on the right:
10How do American Families Spend Their Free Time? BowlingWatching TVEating PizzaGoing to the beach
11What do American Families eat? Popular foods often vary by the region in which the family lives and the ethnicity of the family.Hot and SpicyChickenChinese dishIn San Francisco there are many immigrants from China, Vietnam and Mexico.Tamales- Mexican dish
12American Dishes from different regions “Soul Food”Lobster from MaineBarbecueFried trout
13American Families usually do not have cottages in the country (dachas) Some families have houses with yards and gardens where they grow vegetables or fruits.Most families buy all their food in supermarkets or eat in restaurants.
14Which American holiday is celebrated on October 31st?
15Halloween is celebrated in many different ways Pumpkins are carved with faces and called jack o’ lanterns.Jack o‘ lanterns are carved with very simple or complex designs.There are many different opinions on the origins of this Halloween tradition.
17Trick or Treating is a popular Halloween activity
18Discussion Questions How many people are in your family? Do you live in a house, an apartment or a dormitory (dorm)?Do you have any brothers or sisters? What are their names? Are they students or do they work?Do you have any pets? What are their names?What do you like to do in your spare time?Do you like to watch movies?What is your favorite movie (or type of movies)?Who is your favorite actor or actress? Why?
19More Discussion Questions What are your favorite foods?What do you or does your family eat for breakfast? For lunch? For dinner?Does your family grow their own fruits and vegetables?Do you like to cook? What do you like to cook?Do you like to play sports? Which sports do you like to play?