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Life History

Tell me about yourself. Where were you born? Where did you grow up? Tell me about your (grandfather's) life. When are important events in people's lives in your country? What happens?
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married
They got _____ when they were 27 years old. = become man and wife
traveled
After high school, she _____ around Europe for six months. = go to different places
settled down
They moved a lot but finally _____ in San Francisco. = decide to live in a place for a long time
enlisted
He _____ in the military after college. = to join
bought
They _____ a house in the country. = the past tense of 'buy'
decided
He _____ to start his own business. = make a choice or decision
dropped out
He ______ of school. = (two words) quit school
drafted
He was ______ into the army after high school. = when the government says you must join the military
served
She ______ in the military for three years. = work for a time
changed
He ______ schools when he was 10 years old. = start something new
joined
She ______ the tennis club when she was in high school. = become a member of a group
interested
He became ______ in music in middle school. = liking something and wanting to learn more about it.
had children
They ______ after they finished college. = start a family
went back
He ______ to Korea after he finished school. = return to a place
dead
Michael Jackson is _____. = not alive (adjective)
alive
Both of her grandparents are _____. = not dead
marriage
The ______ of Michael Jackson to Lisa Marie Presley was big news. = the noun form of married
graduation
Her family went to her high school ______. = the time and ceremony when somebody finishes school
celebrated
Americans ______ birthdays by eating cake and giving presents. = to do something fun on a special day
celebration
The ______ lasted several days. = the noun form of celebrate
ceremony
At the graduation _____, everybody threw their caps in the air = when people do traditional actions on a special day
anniversary
They celebrated their 25th wedding ______. = a date on which something special or important happened in a previous year
infant
They have an ________. = a baby that less than one year old
teenager
They have a ______. = a person that is between 13 and 19 years old
twenties
She is in her ______. = the age between 20 and 29
middle-aged
Her father is ______. = the age between 40 and 60
elderly
His grandfather is quite ______. = a polite word that means old
divorced
His parents got _____ when he was 10 years old. = to end a marriage
born
He was _____ in Korea in 1994. = start your life
was born
He _________ in Berkeley, CA. = (2 words) when a baby comes into the world
grew up
She _________ in San Francisco. = (2 words) when you change from a child to an adult.
raised
Her grandmother __________ her. = took care of a child; helped them grow up
graduated
She ____________ from UC Berkeley. = finish a school
moved
He _________ to China when he was 10 years old. = change cities or homes
met
I first _________ my best friend in high school. = to see someone for the first time
retired
He ___________ when he was 68 years old. = stop working because you have gotten old or have enough money to not work anymore.
applied
She ____________ to UC Berkeley. = give information about yourself and try to enter a school or try to get a job
accepted
She was ____________ to UC Berkeley. = says you can enter a school or university or other program
began
She _____________ studying in 2012. = started
finished
She _____________ the program in 2014. = stopped
originally
He is ___________ from New York, but he now lives in San Francisco. = in the beginning, before other things happened or before things changed
away
After high school, he went ________ to college. = go to a different place
got
After college, she _________ a job at a big company. = the company said she could work there; hired her
quit
He _________ his job last week. = stopped working
time off
He took some ___________ after high school. = (2 words) to stop studying or working for a while
made friends
He ___________ a lot of friends at his new school. = (2 words) become friends with people
birth
Everyone was happy to hear about the ________ of their first child. = when a baby comes into the world
funeral
Many people came to my grandfather's _________. = when people come together to say goodbye to a person who died
wedding
There were many people at her _________. = when two people get married
passed away
Her grandmother __________ last year. = (2 words) a polite way to say died
died
She _________ when she was 79 years old. = stopped living
is
He _______ married. = has a wife or husband
lived
He _________ from 1930 to 2015. = was alive (verb)
got sick
She got ________ last year. = ill, not healthy
death
His __________ was a big shock to many people. = when someone dies (noun)
baby
They had a ________ last year. = a child 0-1 years old
toddler
He is a __________. = a child that is 2-3 years old
children
They have two _________. = people 12 years old or younger
senior citizen
She is a __________ = (2 words) a person over 65 years old
in her twenties
She is ___________ = (3 words) between 20 and 29
congratulated
Everyone ___________ him when he got a job. = to tell someone that you are happy because they have achieved something or because something nice has happened to them
bury
In some cultures, they __________ dead people. = put in the ground
cremate
In some cultures, they __________ dead people. = burn; put into fire
cemetery
Their grandfather is buried at a __________ near their house. = a place where dead people are buried
grave
They put flowers on their grandmother's ________. = the place in the ground where a dead body is buried
celebrate
They went to a restaurant to _________ her birthday. = to do something special or fun on an important day
adult
In the U.S. people become an ________ when they turn 18 years old. = a person who is not a child anymore
abroad
He studied __________ for a year in Australia. = in a foreign country
early 30's
He is in his _________. = (2 words) between 30 and 33 years old
mid 30's
He is in his _________. = (2 words) between 34 and 36 years old
late 30's
He is in his _________. = (2 words) between 37 and 39 years old
responsible
His parents are _________ for him. = have to take care of him
birthday
His __________ is on July 6th. = the day you were born
take care of
He had to __________ his parents when they got old. = (3 words) help someone who can't help themselves. Ex. children, older people, pets
retirement homes
In the U.S. elderly people sometimes live in __________. = places where older people live

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