Family

Are friends more important than family? What do you think? My own flesh and blood. Are you from a big family? How many people are in your immediate family? How many people are there in your extended family? Do you have many relatives/ relations (family members)? How many (first) cousins do you have? How many aunts and uncles do you have? Who is the black sheep (disgraceful family member) in your family? What does your father do? What's his job? What is your motherʼs profession? Do you get along well with (to have a friendly/ harmonious relationship) your family? Do you see eye to eye (to have the same/ similar point of view about something) with your parents? Do you argue sometimes)? Not to be on speaking terms. Do you look more like your mother or your father (look like - appearance/ the way you look like)? Who do you take after (similar personalities and appearance too)? Is there something that runs in your family (several people have it)? Do you have any siblings (brothers or sisters)? Or are you an only child (no siblings)? What are the advantages and disadvantages of being an only child/ having siblings? What do you think? Argue ☺ Did you ever meet any of your great grandparents (parents of your grandparents)? Who are your ancestors (family members who lived a long time ago)? Descendant. ow did you get your name? For whom are you named? H Where were you born (not burn ☺)? Where did you grown up (grow = 2 cm, flowers too vs. grow up = become an adult - grow, grew, grown - grown-up = adult)? Who brought you up (raise - parents taking care of their children)? Are your parents strict (“rule-lovers”) or easy-going (relaxed)? Are you pressured by your family to act in anyway? Do your parents let you stay out late? What time do you have to be home? How should parents discipline (training people to obey rules) their children? Are chores (routine household task e.g.: cooking, washing dishes, ironing) assigned (give a task or a job to do to someone) to children in your family? Should children help with the housework?

Nuclear family. skills) Would you live with your parents after you get married? Where is the best place to raise a family? What can make you happy in the long term/ short term? Consider the following: job satisfaction. plenty of money. hobbies. a loving family. does . half-siblings. hat do you and your family like to do together? What kind of things do you do with W your family? How often do you have get-togethers? What do your parents do in their free time? What are some of your fondest memories of childhood? What is the best memory you have of your family doing something together? Is there something that you would like to change about your childhood? Is there a skeleton in your familyʼs cupboard? When would you like to settle down and start your own family? Why? How many kids are you planing to have? What will you teach them? (values. would you let them live with you or put them in a nursing home? Who in your family would you turn to if you had an emotional problem? Why? If you had a financial problem. Did your parents tell you what to study? Did they have expectations about your career? Which do you think is more important: following the dreams your parents want for you or following your own dreams? If you were offered an excellent job opportunity abroad.. step-family. spread out. to be engaged/married to. in-laws. single parent family. would you expect your family to help? What is a perfect family or alternative lifestyle for you? Family and Alternative Lifestyles Can you describe a typical family in your country? Describe a typical family unit and the importance of family in your country.. would you consider leaving your family for an indefinite period of time? Who is the breadwinner in your family? Do you want to be a housewife? Who wears the trousers in your family? How do you feel about your parents growing older? If they could no longer care for themselves. civil or religious ceremony. good health. to get divorced from. beliefs. Who is the head of the household in a typical family in your country? Do wives work in your country? What kinds of jobs do they have? If parents are both working. strong religious believes.

money payed by the father for the mother after the divorce. should the husband help with the housework inside the home? Why or why not? Are there many divorces in your country? What impact does divorce have on a family in your country? What happens to the divorced people? What happens to their children (alimony . financial support)? Are there many single-parent families in your country? Are they usually headed by men or women? o unmarried couples live together in your country these days? What do people in D your society think about this kind of arrangement? What do you think of married couples who decide not to have any children? Do single women in your country ever decide to have a baby and raise the child by themselves? What do you think about this kind of decision? Where do grandparents live in your country? Do grandparents help to look after their grandchildren? Who should take care of old people? Do people in your country ever decide to remain single and not create a family? If so. what does the rest of your society think? Is it necessary to get married to have a good life? Is polygamy allowed in your culture? Is it OK to have more than one spouse? Would you like this life style? Do children in your country ask for their parents' approval before they get married? Why or why not? Does the whole family discuss important decisions? When do children leave their parents' home in your country? When do parents' stop giving financial support to their children? .this cause more or less stress in a family? If a wife works outside the home.

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