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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 friends?
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 family?
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 members.