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In both North American and French culture one of the most important aspects in our lives is family and learning to talk about our family members. Here’s a list of twenty-two questions which can serve as a a basis for a French conversation lesson about family.

1. Est‐ce que vos amis sont plus importants que votre famille ou est‐ce que la famille est plus importante que vos amis? Are you friends more important than you family or is your family more important than your friends?
2. Faisiez‐vous des tâche ménagères quand vous étiez petit(e)? Qu’est‐ce que vous faisiez comme tâches? Est‐ce que les enfants font des tâches chez vous? Did you have to do household chores when you were little? What chores did you do?
3. Est‐ce que votre famille vous donne de la pression? Does your family give you a lot of pressure?
4. Combien de frères ou soeurs avez‐vous? Est‐ce qu’ils sont plus âgés ou jeunes que vous? Décrivez‐les. How many siblings do you have? Describe them.
5. Est‐ce que vos parents sont/étaient sévères? Êtes‐vous sévère comme parent? Are your parents strict? Are you a strict parent?
6. Est‐ce que vos parents sont/étaient cool? Êtes‐vous cool comme parent? Are your parents cool? Are you a cool parent?
7. Connaissiez‐vous vos grand‐parents? Décrivez‐les. Did you know your grandparents. Describe them.
8. Est‐ce que vous êtes un grands‐parent? Décrivez vos petits enfants. Are you a grand parent? Describe your grandchildren.
9. Est‐ce que vous vous entendez bien avec votre famille, avec vos frères ou soeurs, avec votre belle‐famille (in‐laws)? Do you get along well with your family, siblings and in-laws?
10. Avez‐vous des enfants? Comment s’appellent vos enfants et quels âges ont‐ils? Do you have children? What are your kids’ names and hold old are they?
11. Est‐ce que vous ressemblez plus à votre mère ou votre père? Est‐ce que vos enfants vous ressemblent? Do you look more like your mom or dad? Do your kids look like you?
12. Est‐ce que vous vous disputez avec vos parents ou vos enfants? Do you argue with your parents or kids?
13. Comment est‐ce que vos parents ont choisi votre nom? (Answer: On m’a appelé comme…) Who were you named after?
14. Avez‐vous beaucoup de cousins? Où est‐ce qu’ils habitent? Est‐ce que vous les visitez souvent ou rarement? Do you have a lot cousins? Do you see them often or rarely?
15. Avez‐vous des tantes et des oncles? Où est‐ce qu’ils habitent? Est‐ce que vous leur rendez visite souvent ou rarement? Do you have aunts and uncles? Where do they live? Do you visit them often or rarely?
16. Faites‐vous des réunions de famille? Do you do family reunions?
17. Quel âge a votre mère et votre père? Est‐ce qu’ils sont toujours vivants? How old are your parents? Are they still alive?
18. Quels sont vos plus beaux souvenirs de votre enfance? What are the happiest memories of your childhood?
19. Quel est le métier de votre mère et votre père ou vos enfants? What are your parents and kids’ jobs?
20. Est‐ce qu’il y a une brebis galeuse dans votre famille? Is there a black sheep in the family?
21. Est‐ce que votre façon de penser est comme vos parents/vos enfants? Is your way of thinking the same as your parents and kids?
22. Est‐ce que vous préférez habiter dans la même ville que vos parents/vos enfants? Do you prefer living in the same city as your parents and kids?

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