雅思口语part2新题：Describe one of the family members you spend time with陪伴最多的亲人
Describe a family member you spend most time with.
You should say:
Who this person is
What kind of person he/she is
What you usually do together
And explain why you spend most time with him/her
雅思口语范文——Describe one of the family members you spend time with范文如下：
The family member I’d like to talk about is my brother. He’s an amusing person, actually, with a dry and mischievous sense of humour. He is 5 years younger than me and he works for a company that sell automobiles, a kind of off-road adventure vehicle company, I guess you’d call it. Anyway, to be honest he’s a bit lazy, but always seems to be quite lucky in finding good jobs with flexible bosses, great benefits and a fairly high salary! I think maybe it’s because of the way he is able to talk confidently to all different types of people, and command respect, as well as being an endearing person who is pretty well-liked. I spend most of my free time with him because he lives next door to me and because we help each other out a lot with all sorts of things and on the weekends we go out for meals, then go to a bar and drink and share stories and discuss family and friends. On Sundays we take it in turns to cook – he enjoys cooking Mexican and Lebanese food – it’s kind of his hobby really – and I enjoy cooking Chinese and Japanese dishes. So, most Sundays we invite each other round, along with friends and sometimes other family members, and we eat together. He’s very sporty, and I’m not very sporty, so this is the main difference between us really – apart from this we are very similar and have a really good laugh together and share a lot of common interests.
What are the benefits of younger and older generations living together? How about the drawbacks?
There are a number of practical and emotional advantages to younger and older generations sharing the same home – firstly, life today is very busy, and often both parents have to go to work – if there are children, then the grandparents can easily take over and look after the children during the daytime or when the parents are busy. This is a lot easier if everyone lives together in the same house, especially in big cities where housing is expensive and distances between work and home can involve long commutes. The drawbacks, well… there are also a number of drawbacks. You don’t get much personal space or private time if you live with other family members, especially grandparents… Sometimes other family members might also interfere in your daily business or poke their nose into your persona affairs or arguments with your husband or wife. So… everything has its advantages and disadvantages, in life.
Which one do you prefer, support from family members or friends?
It really depends to be honest. It’s impossible to say without a context!! If I want to talk about an emotional problem in a relationship or something, then I prefer to talk to my friends. However, if I want to discuss other issues, perhaps related to other family members, or my work or future, then I am perhaps more likely to seek family support and a listening ear from my mother and father in particular.
Is it important to visit family members?
Of course! It’s very important to keep in touch with one’s family members and visit them in person, as well. Sometimes it’s not so easy here in China because it’s a big country and cities are very far apart – it takes a long time to travel from place to place and during national holidays trains and planes are often over-booked and crowded. However, everyone in China usually makes quite a lot of effort to stay in touch and visit relatives – I think that it’s one of the aspects of our culture that we remain fairly traditional about – maintaining a close relationship with family.