|Give a talk on family and family values.|
Remember to discuss:
- what family values are most important for a happy family, why
- whether it is important to have a good family, why
- your family members and your relationship
- what household duties children should have, why
A family is an essential part of our society and I think everyone wants to have a happy family. Firstly, I believe that a happy family should have things sharing together like dreams and hopes, not only possessions. I think it's great. Secondly, a happy family is a place where respects dwells, a place where all members can enjoy the dignity of their own personalities. But in my opinion, love and trust are more important for a happy family than other values, because without love happiness is impossible. If you love each other, then all obstacles will be overcome, and all gentle words will be found, and this cruel world will turn to you with a kind smile.
I think that having a good famiy is very important in our life because it is like a friendly port for us when the waves of life become too wild. We need a family for comfort and protection. For example, when I have some problems, my family always take my word against anybody else's. And I'm sure I can always rely on their help. Besides, I think that it's lovely to have the family round you and to know they are interested in you. You will never feel lonely.
There are four of us in my family: my parents, my brother and me. My father is a managing director. He is very clever and I respect him very much. Unfortunately, he is always very busy and has little time to spend with his family. My mother is a very friendly and likeable person but sometimes she can be quite critical of people. My brother is a student. We don't have any secrets from each other and we get on very well. We are both fond of sports and often spend our free time playing sports games. My grandparents are retired and live in their country house. They are fond of gardening and I often visit them and help my Granny about the garden so I've got nice relationship with my grandparents.
I believe that children should be given as much responsibility about the house as possible. I don't think that parents should do everything for them especially if they can do certain things by themselves. It's very good for a child to learn to be able to take care of himself and his possessions from the very early age. Besides, I'm sure that everybody in the family should do their fair share, including children. They can do such household chores as cleaning, taking out rubbish, watering the flowers and everyday shopping.
My brother and I try to help my mother to do the chores. I do most of the washing up, tidy my room and make my bed. I often go shopping. My brother is responsible for cleaning and repairing things and he sometimes cooks. in a loving family every person ought to do the chores. That is the way I see it.
- Do you live in a nuclear or in an extended familly?
- Would you like to live with your grandparents? Why?
- Who is the top dog in your family? Why?
- Who runs the house in your family?
- Do your parents teach you anything?
- Do your relatives help you to solve your problems?