Describe a Thing That Your Family Has Kept for a Long Time

Describe a thing that your family has kept for a long time / Describe an old object which your family has kept for a long time.

You should say
What is the object?
Where your family got it from?
How long has it been in your family?


Sample Answer for Describe a Thing That Your Family Has Kept for a Long Time

There are few things in my house which we have kept for a long time one of them is my grandfather’s bed.  My grandfather used this bed in the village when he moved to the city he took some stuff with him. It Is a single bed, but it has drawers which are using for storage now.

It is s yellow in color, and it has a blue-colored design; also, it has a small wooden stick type something on the head side. Seating on this bed is always comfortable for everyone. This bed was built around 1980. It was build from super strong wood; also, it is so heavy to move.

After my dad bought a new bed, we moved this bed to our guest room because nobody wants to throw this bed. So this is an object which we have kept for a long time.

Follow-Ups for Describe a Thing That Your Family Has Kept for a Long Time

Question 1:- Which do you think are better, old things or new things?

Answer:- It depends on a thing because things like wooden and machines were used to be stronger earlier and electronics things are better nowadays.

Question2:- Besides family photographs, what are some other things that people keep in their family for a long time?

Answer:- Besides family photographs, people usually keep good photos, furniture, wall clock.

Question3:- In your culture, what sorts of things do people often pass down from generation to generation? (Why?)

Answer:-  In my culture people usually use the same vehicles, sometimes watches, clothes.

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Question4:- Why do you think people keep these things?

Answer:- People keep these things because it has memories of their ancestors. Also, some things can be reused, so people don’t buy one.

Question5:- What are the benefits (= what is the value/what is the importance) of keeping some old things in the family?

Answer:- People keep this thing in the house because it’s a gift from their loved ones; also, they can use it in the house, so they don’t have to waste money.

Question6:- Do you think it’s good to recall the past?

Answer:- It is always a good thing to remember the past. It brings joy to mind and in conversation.

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