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IELTS Speaking Part 3: Family

This is speaking part 3 of Cambridge 18 – test 3

Part 2: Describe a time when you enjoyed visiting a member of your family in their…

Family occasions

1. When do families celebrate together in your country?

In my country, families celebrate together on various occasions. We have big get-togethers during festivals like Christmas, New Year’s, and Thanksgiving. Birthdays and weddings are also prime times for families to come together, stuff their faces with delicious food, and have a jolly good time. Basically, any excuse to party and be with loved ones is a reason for families to celebrate together!

2. How often do all the generations in a family come together in your country?

Hmm, I’d say it really depends on the family and their dynamics. Some families make it a point to gather all the generations on a regular basis, like once a month or so. They have these awesome traditions where grandparents, parents, and grandkids bond over games, food, and stories. But hey, not all families are like that. Some might find it harder to coordinate schedules or live far apart, so they come together on special occasions or whenever they can manage it.

3. Why is it that some people might not enjoy attending family occasions?

Well, not everyone is a fan of family occasions, you know? Some people might feel uncomfortable in big gatherings or have strained relationships with certain family members. Awkward dynamics, drama, or unresolved conflicts can make family occasions a bit of a headache. Plus, some folks simply prefer their own space and find solace in smaller, more intimate settings. So, yeah, family occasions aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, and that’s alright.

Everyday life in families

1. Do you think it is a good thing for parents to help their children with schoolwork?

Absolutely! I think parents helping their children with schoolwork is a total game-changer. School can be tough, and having that extra support and guidance from parents can make a world of difference. Whether it’s helping with homework, explaining tricky concepts, or just being there to cheer them on, it shows kids that their education matters and that their parents have their backs. Plus, it’s a chance for parents to bond with their kids and show interest in their academic journey.

2. How important do you think it is for families to eat together at least once a day?

Oh, I think it’s super important for families to eat together at least once a day. It’s like a sacred time when everyone can come together, put away their gadgets, and just connect over a meal. It’s not just about the food, you know? It’s about the conversations, the laughter, and the sense of togetherness. It strengthens family bonds, creates lasting memories, and allows everyone to catch up on each other’s lives. Plus, who doesn’t love some good old family banter over a plate of deliciousness?

3. Do you believe that everyone in a family should share household tasks?

Absolutely! Household tasks should be a team effort. It’s not fair for one person to shoulder all the responsibilities while others kick back and relax. Everyone in the family should pitch in and contribute to the household chores. It teaches responsibility, cooperation, and the importance of taking care of one’s living space. Plus, sharing the tasks lightens the load for everyone, and it fosters a sense of unity and support within the family. Teamwork makes the dream work, right?

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