2话题有关：家庭聚会(Describe a family celebration that you once
Describe a family celebration that you once attended.
You should say:
where it took place
why it was held
how you felt about it
and explain why it is important to your family.
I often visit my hometown where my parents and other family members live
whenever there are occasions or I get holidays. I would like to talk about my
younger sister’s birthday celebration that I attended one year back. It was
strictly a family celebration as no other relatives, neighbours were invited and
only our family members celebrated this occasion.
Before the celebration, my mother and the younger sister asked me if I would
be able to join the party or not. Since it was just the beginning of my
semester, I had been able to manage time to attend the occasion.
The celebration took place at our house at (…say your hometown name…). This
was a kind of family reunion and the occasion was my younger sister’s 16 the
birthday. I was excited to join the celebration as all of my family members
including the newborn of my eldest sister would also be there. It had not been
able to visit my family for few months and that was a perfect opportunity to
meet my family members and spend some enjoyable and quality times with them.
I was thinking to buy a digital camera to my younger sister and that was a
perfect occasion to buy her the gift as I had the budget to purchase the camera.
I bought it before I left home and my sister was very excited to have it as her
birthday gift. Celebrations like birthdays are always important in our family as
it allows us to get together and spend few days together. As two of my sisters
were married and lived in two different cities, they also attend such occasions
and we all enjoy our stay together. From this perspective, this was an important
occasion for us.
1. What do you think of family parties?
I think family party is important for improving therelationship between
family members. The elderlypeople like to have dinners with
theirchildren,especially on festivals.
2. Do you like to celebrate special events withyour family or with your
I like to be with my family, especially on important festivals. With the fast
pace of life, youngpeople have become busier and have less time to stay at home
to accompany their parents.The sense of family is getting weaker,I think. So
young people should spend more time at familyceremonies?
3. What are the differences between the parties of young people and those of
Young people’s parties or ceremonies are usually held at restaurants or pubs.
They think theatmosphere there is wonderful and everything is served well.
However,family parties are usuallyat home because most elder people don’t like
the noisy restaurants or pubs.And they think it istoo expensive. They prefer to
cook at home.
4. Do many parents hold birthday parties for their children?
Yes,a lot of parents celebrate children’s birthdays and send them gifts.
Sometimes therelatives and children’s friends are invited to the parties.
5. Which birthday are thought to be special in your country?
For children,the 12th birthday is thought important because it means they
grow up into youth.They are expected to be more understanding and not to behave
childishly. For the elderpeople,the 60th birthday is considered special. Most
relatives are invited to celebrate thebirthday and a large peach-shaped birthday
cake is prepared to express the good wish oflongevity?
6. What is the future of family ceremonies?
I think they will be highly valued because more and more people have realized
the importance offamily harmony. Nothing can replace the affection among family