Family Members Vocabulary in English

Family members vocabulary is one of the basic words in English. A family is the basic unit of a society. The members of the family are mostly genetically tied relatives and and they share the same surname. As a result family members live together. Extended families include grand parents, uncles, aunts, cousins etc.

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Pronunciations with pictures

This is a list of family members vocabulary with images. If you want to learn the pronunciation of a word, just click on the image.

Family members vocabulary in English

Names of the people in a family and names of the relatives are listed here.

  • family
  • father
  • dad
  • mother
  • mom (US) / mum (UK)
  • son
  • daughter
  • parent
  • child
  • children
  • husband
  • wife
  • brother
  • sister
  • uncle
  • aunt
  • nephew
  • niece
  • cousin
  • grandfather
  • granddad
  • grandpa
  • grandmother
  • granny
  • grandparents
  • grandson
  • granddaughter
  • grandchild
  • relative
  • twin
  • baby
  • stepfather
  • stepmother
  • stepson
  • stepdaughter
  • stepbrother
  • stepsister
  • half-sister
  • half-brother
  • mother-in-law
  • father-in-law
  • son-in-law
  • daughter-in-law
  • sister-in-law
  • brother-in-law
  • single
  • married
  • engaged
  • separated
  • divorced
  • marriage
  • wedding
  • bride
  • bridegroom

Flashcards exercise

Flashcards exercise is an easy and nice way of learning vocabulary. Here is another one that has images of family members on side and the words on the other side. Guess the meaning of an image and click on it to flip the card and see the answer.

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Flip cards activity

This activity is similar to flashcards exercise, but you don’t see vocabulary images on one side. Just click on the cards to open and guess the meaning of the words in your own language.

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Example sentences including family members

  1. I have one brother and one sister.
  2. My father is a dentist.
  3. My grandparents live in Australia.
  4. My uncle Logan has got fair hair.
  5. Hello Pablo. This is my cousin, Carlos.
  6. It is my aunt’s dress.
  7. Those are my children. They like playing together.
  8. I visited my grandfather last week.
  9. My grandparents live with us.

Asking questions about family members

  1. Have you got any brothers or sisters?
  2. How many brothers has she got?
  3. Is your grandfather alive?
  4. Is Laura your niece?
  5. Can your father look after the baby?
  6. What is her daughter’s name?
  7. Do you have a large or small family?
  8. Does your husband like reading books?

Reading passage

My family:
Hello I am Ren. I am from Japan. I live with my family in Tokyo. I have a small family. This is my family photo. This is my father on the right. He is a policeman. He likes playing games with us. And my mother is next to my father. She likes wearing casual clothes. And this is my little sister, Misaki. In fact, I have got two sisters but my elder sister is not in the picture. She is abroad. My grandparents live in Osaka. They are very old. We often visit them together with my uncle and his wife, Riko. I love all my relatives.

Picture quiz

This is an online picture quiz about family members. Select the correct option that corresponds to the image. Each correct answer adds 10 points to your score.


Listening test with pictures

This is a listening evaluation exercise. First click on the play button and listen to the audio. Then select the relevant image from the list. A correct answer is 10 points.


Writing test with pictures

This writing test helps you learn the people in a family easily here. Start the test by tapping on the “Start” button. Then type the name of the image in the text box.



Spelling test

This test checks your listening and spelling skill about family members. Start the test and then click on the play button to listen to the audio. After that type what you hear into the box. If you want to get points, type correctly.


Worksheets to download

These are the family members worksheets below, so you can download and share all of these printable ESL worksheets. They are in two formats: pdf and jpg image.

Family members word scramble game worksheet Word scramble game worksheet jpg image Word scramble game worksheet pdf
Family members word search puzzle worksheet Word search puzzle worksheet jpg image Word search puzzle worksheet pdf

External resource links:
You can see the links to our games below. However, there are some external links that may help you. You can click here to watch a video about family members or here to play a word game in British Council’s website. You can also download a printable pdf document here to practice family members with flashcards.

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