- Describe a family member who you spent the most time with You should say:
- Who the person was
- What you guys did together
- Why do you spend the most time with that person
- and explain how you feel about spending time with the person
We always say that parents bear the responsibility of raising their children, however, my parents were quite busy when I was a kid, so I had been living with my grandparents for quite a while, now I still like to visit them in holidays even though I’m living in another city.
Pm closer with my grandmother, Qin. Anyone who sees her for the first time always feels she’s amiable. She has arched eyebrows and there’s nothing hazy in her grape-like eyes which seem to speak. So since I was a kidt I have been loving chatting with her, asking her for life advice, listening to her stories and sharing my experience at school.
Qin was living in a big family before getting married with my grandfather. Because of which, she always stands on other’s side to consider issues. For example, I once had an argument with my parents about what to choose as my major, I was pretty upset and helpless, then I turned to Qin. Instead of giving me the “proper” guidance like my parents, she suggested me to think my ability and interest over before making the decision. She even shared her similar experience to comfort and inspire me. Actually there are countless examples that I got support from her.
Honestly, she is like a lighthouse that brightens my life and I’m lucky having such a family member.
1.In China, how many generations of people live together?
Traditionally, all generations live together, as long as they are alive. And there is a novel called four generations under one roof, according to the life span of human beings, I think 3 or 4 is normal. But in recent years, usually people of different generations do not live together in order to avoid conflicts, so there are usually 2 or only 1 live together.
2.What are the differences between dad and mom in taking care of the baby?
There is a joke on the Internet that you should never let men look after babies. Whenever they have to do so, they perform weird and childish, sometimes also careless, for instance, there is one dad on the Internet who try to tie his daughter’s hair with a vacuum cleaner. These circumstances never happen when it comes to women. But we have to admit that both men and women love their kids and are always willing to give them the best.
3.Is it important to build good relationships with family members?
Of course. Family is always the harbor, and family members are always ready to help us whatever we are, rich or poor, they always treat us the same. Just as the saying goes, family harmony is the basis for success in any undertaking.
4.What are the benefits of younger and older generations living together? How about the drawbacks?
Benefits are that they can learn from each other. Younger generations are able to learn the experiences from older ones, and older generations can learn to be more tolerant to the new ideas and new thinking. Drawbacks are that there can be conflicts because of the difference in their thinking mode.
5.Which do you prefer, support from family members or friends? Why?
For me as long as it is support I do not care that much where it comes from. But a gun to my head, I will choose my family, since family is always the harbor, and family members are always ready to help us whatever we are, rich or poor.
6.Who should shoulder more responsibilities in children education?
I think this question is a little childish actually, I do not mean to offend you, but in my opinion every family member should shoulder the responsibility in children education, especially the parents. It is the parents who have the most profound impact on their children, meanwhile, others should also set up good examples for children since kids might learn from their behaviour also.
7.What do close family ties bring about?
Close family ties brings happiness, of course. When there is close relationship with other family members, people will feel that they are cared about and have the sense of belonging. However there might also be conflicts and troubles when they live together and with their relationship becomes closer.