The Story of the Fernandez Family

Use the story of our language course to develop and improve your English comprehension. The coherent story, which is divided into several chapters, guides you along the way. In addition to the text, each chapter offers pre-, while- and post-reading and/or -listening exercises. Reading and listening to the story, in connection with doing exercises, will be both fun and effective, no matter if you are a beginner of English or an advanced learner!
The story centres around the Fernandez family who starts a new life in England.

Introduction of the Fernandez family

Andreas is a 37 year-old German. He has a daughter named Anna. Some years ago, he went to Brazil during his holidays. That's where he met Maria. Maria is Brazilian. She has a son named Pedro.
When Andreas was in Brazil, he fell in love with Maria. One year later, Maria and her son Pedro moved to Germany. Andreas and Maria got married. Andreas and his daughter Anna took Maria's family name Fernandez.
Maria and Pedro have lived with Andreas and his daughter Anna as a family in Germany for three years. Recently, Andreas' company asked him to move to Filton, England, the centre of the British aircraft industry. Our story starts with their flight to England.
A few facts about the Fernandez family:

Maria Fernandez

  • 34-years old
  • home country: Brazil
  • mother tongue: Portuguese
  • works as a travel agent
  • personal interests: culture, languages, art
  • qualities: warm, open-minded, caring
  • foreign languages: English, Spanish, German

Pedro Fernandez

  • 15-years old
  • Maria's son
  • home country: Brazil
  • mother tongue: Portuguese
  • school level: 8th grade
  • personal interests: music, playing the guitar, computer
  • qualities: intelligent, shy, warm
  • foreign languages: English, German

Andreas Fernandez

  • 37-years old
  • home country: Germany
  • mother tongue: German
  • works as an aircraft structural engineer
  • personal interests: any kind of sport
  • qualities: sporty, open-minded
  • foreign language: English

Anna Fernandez

  • 11-years old
  • Andreas' daughter
  • home country: Germany
  • mother tongue: German
  • school level: 5th grade
  • personal interests: football, reading, sport in general
  • qualities: self-confident, smart, sporty
  • foreign language: English