IELTS Speaking Part 3 Follow Up Questions – Family
How many generations usually live together in your country? I think the situation in my country is undergoing a change. Earlier joint families were more common and three or four generations used to live together. On the other hand, nowadays nuclear families are more common with a maximum of two generations living together.
Is it important to visit family members? Yes, it is really important to meet the family regularly. I think family defines us and family is what supports us and stands with us in bad times. However, I think this selfless bond only stays if we remain in contact with each other.
What are the values of family in your country? The think the main values of family in my country are respect for elders and prioritizing the needs of the family over our individual needs. That is why, in my country we think in we rather in I, for example we own a house, we own this car.
Why is family bonding necessary for happiness in life? Family bonding is necessary for happiness because it gives us security. I mean it makes us feel that we are not alone, there is someone behind us.
Do you think the support from a friend is different from the support of a family member? I think certainly. There is an element of selflessness in family relationships, which I feel is missing when it comes to supporting from friends. Also, it doesn’t create a burden. What I mean is we do take help from friends but then it also makes us feel that we have to repay it. This feeling doesn’t come in the case of family.
Who should be more responsible for educating the children in a family? I think both parents should be equally responsible. However, I also believe that both parents necessarily don’t teach the same things. For example, both boys and girls learn gender-appropriate behavior from fathers, while they love more about loving, sharing and caring from mother.
Do you think there are differences between how men and women care for children? Yes, there is certainly a difference. In my country, fathers are generally stricter, and they don’t show their love openly. Mothers are much more open in showing their love and affection. I think it’s hard to define the difference, but I certainly feel there is a difference.
Do your parents do household chores equally? Yes, my parents are very particular about household chores. For example, my father is responsible for buying vegetables from the market daily. He also makes breakfast and tea, while my mother makes lunch and dinner. I also have the responsibility of taking out the trash in the morning and feeding the dog. We have a maid for cleaning and other things.