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"Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white;
And reigns the winter's pregnant silence still;
No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill,
And willow stems grow daily red and bright.
These are days when ancients held a rite
Of expiation for the old year's ill,
And prayer to purify the new year's will."
Helen Hunt Jackson, A Calendar of Sonnet's: February
Learn English in February

Vocabulary Challenge 3 - The Family

TeachTeach Your TeacherHomePosts: 10,304 mod
You will find the password in this group, under "Events". (Click on the Event.)

Write your answers here, and Lynne will give you the correct answers later.

The challenge will only be online for a short time.
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  • SultoniSultoni Posts: 13 ✭✭
    where is the question? I can't find anything here... honestly I really wanna get the pasword...
  • navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian CanadaPosts: 1,363 ✭✭✭✭✭
    1.Great grand-mom
  • navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian CanadaPosts: 1,363 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2016
    @Sultoni ,
    Go to join us and then bottom of the page; You will see the upcoming events.Below this title you'll see Vocab Challenge #3.Please click on it.The password is in there.After that click on the link that is written after log in here.Enter the password and enjoy!!
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 11,072 mod
    Hello, I am Linda.
    Look at my Family tree.

    1. Ethel is my great-grandmother.
    2. Eric is my grandfather and Richard's and Ethel's son.
    3. Florence is my grandmother.
    4. Ruth is my mother-in-law.
    5. Betty is my aunt.
    6. Robert and Maureen are my parents.
    7. Jack is my uncle.
    8. Paul is my husband.
    9. Jessica is my stepdaughter.
    10. Ken is my brother.
    11. Barbara is my sister-in-law.
    12. Mohan is my nephew.
    13. Usha is my niece.
    14. Ken and Usha are twins.

    Sorry, I've cheated; Lynne had told us this family tree. :)
  • ElvinElvin Posts: 454 ✭✭✭
    1. Ethel - great grandmother / Richard - great grandmother.
    2. Eric - grandfather.
    3. Florence - grandmother.
    4. Ruth - mother in law (evil MIL / nightmare and other wonderful epithets).
    5. Betty - aunt.
    6. Robert - father / Maureen - mother (parents).
    7. Jack - uncle.
    8. Paul - husband / spouse.
    9. Jessica - stepdaughter.
    10. Ken - brother / sibling.
    11. Barbara - ?.
    12. Mohan - nephew.
    13. Usha - niece.
    14. ?
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 29,890 ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2016
    My friend's name is Linda. Let me introduce her. She lives in UK and belongs to a very noble family. Her great grand parents were aristocrats as her great grand father Richard worked in Army as a major and her great grand mother Ethel was a teacher in Oxford university. Her grand great parents had two children Eric and Florence. Linda was very close to her grand father Eric as compared to her grand mother Florence when they were alive. Linda's mother Maureen is unlikely a housewife who spent her life just doing house chores. While her father Robert was a lawyer. Her mother has a brother Jack who is Linda's favourite uncle. He got married to her father's sister Betty whom she called aunt. She has only one brother whose name is Ken. He is a lovely brother who got married to one of her cousins Barbara who is now Linda's sister-in-law. Ken has two kids Mohan and Usha. She likes her nephew Mohan because he resembles Linda's great grand father Richard. But, she is also very close to her niece Usha who is very caring and loving girl. Paul is her darling husband and she has a cute daughter Jessica. Let me introduce you the most important person in Linda's life and that is Ruth who is her mother-in-law. She passed away last month. I am Linda's best friend and we know each other since our childhood.

    @Lynne :):)
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  • TeachTeach Your Teacher HomePosts: 10,304 mod
    Well done everyone.

    @april, it wasn't cheating, it was revision. :)

    @navidafrasiabian - I think you meant siblings (it was twins, but siblings would fit, however I would prefer to have niblings, this word should be entered into the English dictionary).

    The key is: Linda's:-

    1. great-grandmother
    2. grandfather
    3. grandmother
    4. mother-in-law
    5. aunt
    6. parents
    7. uncle
    8. husband (A very young looking husband. Linda is a cradle snatcher)
    9. stepdaughter (Paul's daughter by his first marriage.)
    10. brother
    11. sister-in-law
    12. nephew
    13. niece
    14. twins

    Try making your own family tree.

  • SultoniSultoni Posts: 13 ✭✭
    just smile
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