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“Do you have any brothers or sisters?” in English.
In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to the common question “Do you have any brothers or sisters?”
Eric: Do you have any brothers or sisters?
Becky: The first word in the question is
Eric: do
Becky: meaning “to perform the action of” in English.
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) do
Becky: Listen again and repeat.
Eric: do
Becky: This pattern of first introducing a word at natural speed, providing the translation, breaking it down, and then giving it again at natural speed will be repeated throughout the series. Try to speak aloud as often as possible. The next word in the question is
Eric: you
Becky: meaning “the person you're talking to.”
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) you
Becky: Now repeat.
Eric: you
Becky: Listen to the first two words of the question and repeat.
Eric: do you
Becky: And after that is
Eric: have
Becky: meaning “to take, to possess.”
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) have
Becky: Now repeat.
Eric: have
Becky: Listen to the first three words of the question and repeat.
Eric: do you have
Becky: And after that is
Eric: any
Becky: meaning “not particular,” “not specific.”
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) any
Becky: Now repeat.
Eric: any
Becky: Listen to the first four words of the question and repeat.
Eric: do you have any
Becky: And after that is
Eric: brothers
Becky: meaning “male siblings.”
Eric: (Slowly, by syllable) brothers
Becky: Now repeat.
Eric: brothers
Becky: Listen to the first five words of the question and repeat.
Eric: do you have any brothers
Becky: And next,
Eric: or
Becky: a conjunction used to link alternatives
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) or
Becky: Now repeat.
Eric: or
Becky: Listen to the first six words of the question and repeat.
Eric: Do you have any brothers or..
Becky: And finally we have
Eric: sisters
Becky: meaning “female siblings.”
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) sisters
Becky: Now repeat.
Eric: sisters
Becky: Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Eric: Do you have any brothers or sisters?
Becky: (You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.) Master the following pattern and responses to the question “Do you have any brothers or sisters?”
Eric: I have a sister.
Becky: "I have a sister.” Listen as it’s repeated slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Eric: (Slow) I have a sister.
Becky: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word is
Eric: I
Becky: This is the singular pronoun used by the person speaking.
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) I
Becky: Now repeat.
Eric: I
Becky: And next is
Eric: have
Becky: meaning “to take,” “to possess.”
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) have
Becky: Now repeat.
Eric: have
Becky: And after that comes
Eric: “a”
Becky: meaning “one.”
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) a
Becky: Now repeat.
Eric: a
Becky: And next is
Eric: sister
Becky: meaning “female sibling.”
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) sister
Becky:Now repeat.
Eric: sister
Becky: Listen to the speaker say “I have a sister” and then repeat.
Eric: I have a sister.
Becky: For a different answer, replace “sister” with “brother.”
Eric: brother
Becky: meaning “male sibling”
Eric: (slow) brother (regular) brother
Becky: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “brother.”
Eric: I have a brother.
Becky: It’s almost the same, simply replace “sister” with “brother.” Now say, “I have a brother.”
Eric: I have a brother.
Becky: For more practice, replace “brother” with “younger sister.”
Eric: younger sister
Becky: “younger sister”, a female sibling who was born after you.
Eric: (slow) younger sister (regular) younger sister
Becky: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “younger sister.”
Eric: I have a younger sister.
Becky: Again, we just replace “brother” with “younger sister.” Now say, “I have a younger sister.”
Eric: I have a younger sister.
Becky: Now let’s replace “younger sister” with “younger brother.”
Eric: younger brother
Becky: “younger brother”, a male sibling who was born after you.
Eric: (slow) younger brother (regular) younger brother
Becky: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “younger brother.”
Eric: I have a younger brother.
Becky: We just replace “younger sister” with “younger brother.” Now say, “I have a younger brother.”
Eric: I have a younger brother.
Becky: To express that you don’t have any siblings, say
Eric: “No, I don't. I’m an only child”
Becky: “Only child” means “someone who has no siblings” Let's hear it slowly.
Eric: (Slowly) No, I don't. I’m an only child”
Becky: And one more time at normal speed.
Eric: No, I don't. I’m an only child”
Becky: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you’re visiting the United States and someone asks you if you have any brothers or sisters. You want to say you have a sister. How would you answer?
Eric: Do you have any brothers or sisters? (five seconds) I have a sister.
Becky: Now imagine you have a brother. Respond to the question.
Eric: Do you have any brothers or sisters? (five seconds) I have a brother.
Becky: Imagine you have a younger sister. What would you say?
Eric: Do you have any brothers or sisters? (five seconds) I have a younger sister.
Becky: Imagine you have a younger brother. How would you answer?
Eric: Do you have any brothers or sisters? (five seconds) I have a younger brother.
Becky: You want to ask someone if they have any brothers or sisters. Ask the question.
(5 seconds)
Eric: Do you have any brothers or sisters?
Becky: Now it's time to answer the question with actual information about your family.
Eric: Do you have any brothers or sisters?
Becky: This is the end of Lesson 13.

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