Real English Conversation: Family Feud

Alice: Are you going to visit your in-laws on your vacation?

Susan: I’m afraid not. My husband just doesn’t get along with his older brother.

Alice: Oh, really? Why not?

Susan: Poor Steve does his best to be pleasant, but they disagree about everything—politics, religion, sports, even the weather!

Alice:    That’s too bad. Do they lose their tempers?

Susan: Yes, they do. Sometimes they become very angry when they don’t see eye to eye.

Alice: Well, don’t worry too much. Brothers often argue. I’m sure they’ll make up soon.

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Vocabulary

  • get along with: If two or more people get along, they like each other and are friendly to each other
  • do one’s best: to try as hard as possible
  • lose one’s temper: to show anger
  • see eye to eye: If two people see eye to eye, they agree with each other
  • makeup: to become friendly with someone again after an argument