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Learn the Zero Conditional

Date: Aug 17 2012

Themes: Family

Grammar: Zero Conditional


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When you are a little kid, grandparents are awesome. They love you so much, and they think it is fun to spoil you. When you get a little older, it can be hard to relate to your grandparents. After all, there is a pretty big generation gap separating grandparents from their grandchildren. But your grandma and grandpa may still have a lot to teach you. Hear Mason and Amy talk about their grandparents.



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Amy:  Do your grandparents live close to you, Mason?

Mason:  I have one remaining set of grandparents, and yes she does live close to here, so I actually saw her last weekend.

Amy:  Nice. Do you like hanging out with your grandma?

Mason:  You know, it’s interesting. My grandma is a very metropolitan grandma. And I call her my nana, too. So nana is, like, she travels all the time, and she goes to the theater. So there are some things, if I want to go shopping, she’s a great person to go shopping with. If I want to go see a play, she’s a great person to go see a play with.

Amy:  That’s cool. So she doesn’t act like a little old lady. She’s still really active.

Mason:  Exactly, right. And she grew up in New York, and so she’s just really fast paced. Like there are traditional grandmas where it’s like they want to do all the kid’s stuff and collect teacups and whatnot. That’s totally not her bag. So it’s just all about finding the right thing to do, just like with any friend. What is the stuff you like to do together?

Amy:  It’s true. When I was a kid, my grandparents loved to spoil me, and I loved to be spoiled. But once you get older and you’re adults, you kind of have to learn how to interact with them, in a new way. And it can be hard. I mean, I really love my grandparents, but there is a generation gap there.


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Amy asks Mason about his grandparents. Mason talks about his nana, who lives close to him. He sees her a lot. She is not a typical grandma, because she is very metropolitan and fast paced. She likes to do things like go shopping and see plays.

Amy says that she sometimes finds it hard to relate to her grandparents. Because they are so much older than she is, there is a generation gap between them. Her grandparents have different interests and ideas than she does. But Amy loves her grandparents very much. She has happy memories of how they used to spoil her when she was a little kid.

Are you close with your grandparents? Do they like to spoil you?



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King of Smile:)

United Kingdom

I love my grandparents.but the three of them died.and now I have a grandparent.my granny.I love her and she love me too.

01:17 AM Aug 17 2012 |



i feel alittile troudle coz i haven’t  been livenig with   my grandparentes even  i don’t see them . so until now we haven’t even aphoto my grandnma were living in a vellag they livfe hard live . i prayer for them ..  :(

07:38 PM Aug 16 2012 |



United States

I feel very sad about my grandparents because they don’t live close to me. I rarely get to see them so they almost never buy a lot of stuff for me, even when I was little. That is the opposite of being spoiled.

07:01 PM Aug 16 2012 |




In large cities  usually couples are breadwinners, part to necessity and part is that the role of a woman  is no longer confined to  take care of the household and rearing up  of childrens ,in every field of science and business ,women  fill in important positions  having to stay long hours  away from home, and  this is when is not financially posible to hire a nanny, where grandparents  take on the task    to be on duty  taking care of the kids. At least ,this is  what is happening in my country . Innocent

05:13 PM Aug 16 2012 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Grandperents are so lovely and we should look after them,we should be careful of our speaking coz they may upset so quick.

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