Describe something important that has been kept in your family for a long time.You should say:
What it is
When your family had it
How your family got it
And explain why it is important for your family
Okay, so something important that’s been kept in my family for a long time is my grandmother’s jade bracelet. It’s a very special piece of jewellery that she received from her own mother as a birthday gift when she turned eighteen and prepared to leave her hometown to work in another province.
As for when my family had it, well, the bracelet has been a prized possession in my family for many years, and my grandmother eventually gave the bracelet to my mother on her wedding day I remember my mother wearing the jade bracelet almost every day when I was a child. Now, she wears it mostly on special occasions, like during the Spring Festival or family reunions. In any case, it’s always been a powerful symbol of good luck and fortune for her.
And um… how my family got it? I mean, I heard that my great-grandmother bought it from a well-known jade seller in the country. The seller was known for his authentic and high-quality jade jewellery, including necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. I also heard that it was quite an expensive purchase, but my great-grandmother wanted to give her daughter a meaningful gift before she left home.
Anyway, the jade bracelet has always been important to my family because it’s been passed down from generation to generation, and it’s also been a symbol of grace and good fortune. I suppose it also represents motherly love, since it’s been passed down from mother to daughter on very important occasions. In any case, it’s definitely one of the most cherished possessions in my family.
Part 31) What things do families keep for a long time?
I guess they keep important things like family heirlooms and things like that—items that have some kind of symbolic value to the family.
2) What’s the difference between things valued by people in the past and today?
I think the things valued by people in the past tended to be things they thought were rare, precious, or reflected skilled craftsmanship. Nowadays, people tend to value extravagant or expensive items.
3) What kinds of things are kept in a museum?
Well, a lot of things, I guess, like cultural or historical artefacts, old paintings, antique objects, and other things that reflect cultural history.
4) What’s the influence of technology on museums?
I would say that technology is making museums more interactive. For example, some museums have interactive tours where the visitors are given full audio tours of the exhibits.