“get under someone’s skin” = annoy or bother someone
“My brother gets under my skin when he enters my room without knocking.”
“stay-at-home mom” = a mother who doesn’t have a job outside the home
“My sister finds satisfaction in being a stay-at-home mom.”
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.
Carl: Hi. My name’s Carl. Nice to meet you.
Pancho: Nice to meet you, too. My name is Francisco.
Pancho: Francisco, but all my friends and family back in Peru call me Pancho.
Carl: Okay, Pancho. So, tell me about your family?
Pancho: Well, I have seven brothers and six sisters.
Carl: Wow. That is a big family. So are you the oldest, Pancho?
Pancho: No. I’m the second oldest in my family.
Carl: So, what do your parents do?
Pancho: My father is a taxi driver in Lima, Peru. It’s a hard job, but he works hard to support the family.
Carl: How about your mother?
Pancho: She helps run a small family store with some of my older brothers and sisters.
Carl: What kind of store?
Pancho: We mainly sell food, like bread, eggs, soft drinks, rice, sugar, and cookies. Things that people buy every day.
Vocabulary and Sample Sentences
- support (verb): give help or assistance
– Does your family support you with your college expenses?
- run (verb): be in charge of
– My brother is going to run our business when my father retires.
- kind (noun): type
– What kind of work does your mother do?
- mainly (adverb): for the most part
– We mainly spend time at home and watch TV in the evenings.