Describe something given to you that you really need
You should say:
What it is
Who gave it to you
Why you need it
And how you felt about it
What things do young people like to buy?
Why do people buy things that are not necessary?
What should parents do when their children ask for things their friends
Is consumption important to a country?
A couple of months ago I went to the supermarket to buy some seeds, because I
wanted to plant a tree in the garden and help with the process of reforesting my
hometown. I chose the appropriate tree for my home, a small one with tiny roots
and good for the summer, because the space where I will plant it is narrow and
The lady in the shop told me that the brand had a campaign supporting the
care and promotion of home-grown plantations. She was giving away some extra
seeds for the purchase of a tree, so she gave me some other seeds as a gift,
which I could choose from a long list of possibilities. And I thought that it
would be a good idea to accompany the tree with some flowers.
The gift package had fewer seeds than the one I had bought; however, there
were enough to plant some beautiful flowers in the garden. I started to read the
instructions and put water and the necessary elements for planting as well as
making the land fertile to plant the seeds correctly.
I thought that the gift was very useful and complemented my purchase very
well, because the flowers I planted grew before the tree, decorating the garden
quickly while the tree grew. I decided to plant the flowers around the tree and
that was a good decision because finally when both were fully grown, the garden
looked very colourful.
This whole process helped me to understand the planting procedure and the
care that plants require.
Receiving this gift made me feel good for two reasons: first, because I
really like the campaigns which endorse care and consciousness about the
environment, promoting reforestation.
All this helps people and encourages them to plant and be more aware of being
committed to improving the planet. Second, I was happy with the idea of buying a
tree, planting it with some flowers and growing a beautiful garden in my
Overall, this was a pleasant experience that I highly recommend, because it
makes you feel connected to nature by contributing to improve the ecosystem.
Do you enjoy giving and receiving gifts? Why or why not?
Yes, I do enjoy both receiving and giving gifts. When I receive gifts, I feel
happy. It points that the people who send gifts to me are those who actually
care for me. And they also provide me with the best things that I can use in my
everyday life. So, I am happy with the gifts. And when I send gifts, I try to
consider some of the specific issues and try to get the presents which would be
preferable to the receivers. Being able to give something offers us a kind of
pleasure that is incomparable.
Who usually gives you gifts?
Usually, I receive gifts from my parents, siblings and obviously from my
friends. Besides, when there are any social occasions and I invite my relatives,
they also bring some sort of gifts for me. And I love those. I probably have got
the highest number of gifts from my
Who do you give gifts to?
Well, I usually give gifts to my parents, teachers, relatives, my friends,
and my college mates. When I am invited to any event, I give gifts to the host.
I have given the highest number of gifts to my parents and most of them were
In your country when do people usually give gifts?
People usually give gifts marking occasions like birthday, anniversary,
graduation day and obviously they exchange gifts on the Christmas day. Apart
from that, when someone invites others to visit his house, people usually buy
some presents for the host and their children.
What kinds of gifts do they give?
They exchange gifts which could be used in the daily life. Sometimes, they
give gifts which look nice on the showcases. Toys, dresses, perfumes,
chocolates, electronic devices, flowers, books and household appliances are the
most common gift items in our country.
Do you think gift-giving customs are different now than they were in the
Yes, the gift-giving customs have changed. Earlier, people used to visit
shops to get the right type of gifts for their receivers. But now they rely on
the e-commerce websites to get their gifts. Besides, in the past, people used to
give some physical gifts and now they are moving for e-gifts like sending an
e-card for someone’s birthday instead of sending some chocolates. Moreover, book
as a gift item has lost its appeal and electronic gadgets have emerged as most
common gift items these days.
Do you think they will change in the future? How?
Uhhh… well, the things will change in future too. The emergence of the
e-shops has made it easier for people to get or send the gifts on their
doorsteps. People will start relying more and more on technology to send gifts
on different occasions. Hence, the appeal of receiving or exchanging gifts might
have a great fall.