In pairs, discuss the importance of the time the family spends together.
What is the usual time for the family to meet every day? What do they do together? What about weekends and holidays?
Watch video Part 1 in which a family prepares for dinner. Make notes on:
• the time when the video was created
• the type of family
• the roles and tasks of each member before dinner
Then show your list of differences to your partner and comment on them. Use some of these phrases to express contrast.
unlike/in contrast to/as opposed to/but/however/whereas
Do you like eating dinner with your family?
In pairs, discuss when and who you have dinner with at home.
What are the usual dinner hours and place?
Listen again and click three statements that are false.