Describe a toy you got in your childhood.
You should say:
What it was
When you got it
How you got it
And explain how you felt about it
Okay, so a toy I got in my childhood was a stuffed monkey. It was one of my favourite toys, and I would always take it with me wherever I went.
As for when I got it, my mother bought the stuffed monkey for me as a gift when I received a high score on my first test in primary school. I had wanted that stuffed animal for a long time, but my mother said she wouldn’t buy it for me unless I did well on the first test. Well, I eventually did, so after school one afternoon, she took me to the toy store at our local mall and bought the toy for me.
And, like I said, my mother bought the stuffed animal for me as a reward for doing well on the test. I remember being incredibly excited and hugging the toy the instant I received it. I cherished the stuffed animal for a long time and even made up very imaginative stories with it. After I grew up and no longer played with stuffed animals, I gave the stuffed monkey to my little sister, who still has it on her bedside to this day.
And last of all, I still feel rather fond of that stuffed monkey. It was one of my first stuffed animals, and it brought me a lot of comfort and security as a child. Now, it serves as a sort of family memento, and I’m sure it brought the same joy to my sister as it did to me.
What toys are popular with kids in China today?
Hmm, I think maybe toys like buildings blocks such as Legos, games on electronic devices, toy cars and Barbie dolls are quite popular.
Some people think that children today have too many toys. What do you think?
No, I don’t think that children these days have too many toys. In fact, I think that toys stimulate the minds of children and make them more creative, which is beneficial to them.
Do you think playing with electronic toys has a good influence on kids?
Yeah, it gets them more exposed to electronics and technology from a young age, so they would probably be more tech-savvy in the future.
Do you think parents should encourage their children to share their toys with other kids?
Yes, I do think it’s important for parents to encourage their children to share their toys with others because it teaches them to be considerate and cooperative.