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Letís talk about family traditions. Are they important for you?

Family

Letís talk about family. What role does it play in each personís life?

I think everything has its beginning in the family. Family is very important for every person, because it gives you a sense of stability and tradition, a feeling of support and understanding.

As for me, I was born in a traditional middle-class family. My immediate family consists of my Ö , Ö and me.

My fatherís name is Ö . He is Ö years old. He is tall (short) with dark (blond) hair and blue (green, hazel) eyes and is of a strong (medium) built. He works as a(an) Ö . My father is a very intelligent man and he is fond of reading and watching sport programs. My motherís name is Ö . She is a (an) Ö . She is a strong and charming person and she does a good job of being a mother. My sister (brother) is Ö years old. She(he) likes Ö .

My family members mean the world to me. The number one thing that I really appreciate is that they brought me into this world. The number two thing is that they are always on my side.

My family is not perfect but you will never find such a tight-knit family like mine.

 

Do you have your own family traditions?

Yes, I do. I think that Ö

∑ Family traditions create good feelings and special moments to remember.

∑ Family traditions give every member of the family a stronger sense of belonging.

We have a couple of traditions. My family takes a big family tradition for a week every year. It has started with my grandparents. We get together in the village house for family dinner, chat, play chess, sing songs near the fireplace. Our vacation gives us time to reconnect and provides us with wonderful possibility to see each member of our extended family.

What will you ask your British friend about his/her family?

What does your immediate family mean to you?

Is your family large?

Do you get on well with your siblings?

What do you appreciate most about your family?

Your family is tight-knit, isnít it?

What can you advise people who want to have a close and happy family?

I can advise everyone to try to understand the feelings of your parents and show respect to them. Even if you donít agree with their thinking, try to make them understand politely, donít use harsh words with them which may hurt, forgive them. Itís important to celebrate your parentsí and grandparentsí birthdays. It will make them realize that you care for them.

Why are there many one-parent families? How does the state help such families?

Nowadays there are changes in values, economics and government policies. These changes are making divorces more common, and marriage less serious. In fact, the role of the family itself is changing. As a result, there are many one-parent families in our country. The state helps one parent children keep together by providing money and food for them. Also, there are special financial programs to help the families with low income. Children may have free meals at school and pay less for textbooks.



Family traditions

Letís talk about family traditions. Are they important for you?

I believe that family traditions are important for me. When people spend more time together they get closer to each other. Family traditions create good feelings and special moments to remember.

My family takes a big family tradition for a week every year. We get together in the village house for a family dinner, chat, play chess, sing songs near the fireplace. It gives us time to reconnect and provides us with wonderful possibility to see each member of our extended family.

A birthday is always a happy event in our family. On these days we usually have a party. Friends and relatives come with flowers and gifts and a festive dinner is served with plenty of tasty food to eat. Then, the guests dance or sing, listen to music or just chat.


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