Family life, home and neighbourhood

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Item 1

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What do you learn about the boy?

The boy’s name is Xing Wang. He’s just come to Sydney from Guangzhou with his parents.

Girl: 早上好!
Boy: 早上好!你叫什么名字?
Girl: 我叫张美华,你呢?
Boy: 我叫王星。
Girl: 你是刚从中国来的吗?
Boy: 是的,上个星期我和爸爸﹑妈妈从广州来悉尼。

Item 2

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What do you learn about Mary and her family?

Sample answer

Mary is Australian. There are four people in her family: her parents, her younger sister, who is three years old, and Mary.

玛丽:  阿伦,你好!
阿伦:  玛丽,你好!
玛丽:  你是哪国人?
阿伦:  我是英国人,你呢?
玛丽:  我是澳大利亚人。
阿伦:  你家有几口人?
玛丽:  四口人,爸爸﹑妈妈﹑小妹妹和我。
阿伦:  你妹妹几岁?
玛丽:  三岁。妈妈还要在家看着她呢!

Item 3

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Compare the place where Peter lives with the place where Susan lives?

Susan lives in a house with a garden at the back and a garage. Peter lives in an apartment. There are three bedrooms and a study in Susan’s house. Peter’s apartment only has two bedrooms.

彼得: 苏珊,你住哪儿?

苏珊: 彼得,我住在堪培拉。

彼得: 你家是公寓还是洋房?

苏珊: 是洋房。前面有一个小花园,花园的旁边有车库。

彼得: 是吗?有几间卧室?

苏珊: 三间,还有一间小小的书房,我可以在那儿做作业。你呢?你家是公寓还是洋房?

彼得: 我和妈妈住在公寓,有两间卧室,没有花园,只有一个小阳台。

Item 4

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Why is Dashan so happy with the new restaurant?

Dashan is so happy with the new restaurant because he now enjoys Chinese food, and his parents also love Chinese food. They enjoy dining at the new Chinese restaurant every Sunday.

大山:我很高兴,我家附近开了一个中国饭馆。

Girl:你以前说你喜欢吃西餐不喜欢吃中国菜。开了新的中国饭馆对你没有用,你为什么高?

大山:不错,小的时候我只喜欢吃汉堡堡、比萨, 不喜欢吃中国的饭菜。可是长大以后我发觉中国菜很好吃。还有,我爸爸妈妈最喜欢吃中国菜了。现在每个星期天我们一家人都去新开的饭馆吃饭。大家有说有笑,开开心心的,多好啊!

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