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Talk About Something Important that Has Been Kept in Your Family

Talk About Something Important that Has Been Kept in Your Family

Talk about something important that has been kept in your family for a long time.

Sample 1:Talk About Something Important that Has Been Kept in Your Family

Certain items such as furniture, jewelry, vehicles, and others are kept for this purpose. Here I will talk about a piece of jewelry that our family is keeping. It is a precious gold necklace that my mother received from my grandmother, which belongs to my great-grandmother.

It is a ritual in our family that the mother-in-law gifts the chain to their daughter-in-Law. One day my mother will also forward it to my daughter-in-law. It is a gold necklace, and it is quite expensive.

It has a unique antique design, and such kind of chains are extremely rare because of hand carving. Along with gold, there are white pearls which make it even more attractive.

My mother takes great care of this necklace, keeps it safe, and wears it only on extraordinary occasions. She always receives excellent compliments whenever she wears them. I hope my family will preserve this precious ornament for the generation to come.

Sample 2:Talk About Something Important that Has Been Kept in Your Family

There is this land in the genealogy of my family, which has been passed down from one generation to the other. It is a very large expanse of land close to the riverside. It has a palm fruit plantation on it which still generates income for the family today.

I have visited it several times, and I enjoyed the serene environment and great views of the surrounding mountains and forests.

According to history, it was said that one of my ancestors did a selfless act in my village in the late 19th century, and in appreciation of his contribution and benevolence to the village, the King gave him a portion of land.

Since the land has been in my family, it has been passed down from one generation to the other as an heirloom, and it is well-treasured because of its significance.

Follow-Up Questions


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

Answer 1:- It depends on the item in question. Some things are preferred when they are obsolete or no longer in vogue than new, and vice versa. For example, some old wristwatches are more durable than recent ones. Also, current phones are preferred to ancient ones.

Answer 2:- Well, it is very difficult to answer this question. In some ways, old things are better, such as jewelry of the old times has better designs, some of which cannot be replicated now. As far as technological gadgets are concerned, new things are far better than the old ones.

Question 2:- Why do you think people keep these things?

Answer 1:- I believe the main reason people retain old things is because of their history0 and emotional attachments to them.

Answer 2:- Apart from family photographs, some people keep old jewelry for a long time. Some people like to collect old coins, a hobby called numismatics.

Question 3:- As well as family photographs, what are some other things that people keep in their family for a long time?

Answer 1:- There are varieties of things people keep in their families. An example includes necklaces, wristwatches, clothes, lands, and houses, to mention a few.

Answer 2:- In my culture, people pass down Jewellery from generation to generation. Some articles of clothing are also passed from generation to generation. For example, I have a stole, which has traditional Punjabi embroidery done by my great-grandmother. Now I take this stole to special functions in the family, and every time, I receive compliments.

Question 4:- In your culture, what sorts of things do people often pass down from generation to generation? (Why?):

Answer 1:- In my culture, the major things passed down from generation to generation are lands and houses, and sometimes businesses. I believe the main reason is to protect the family’s history, heritage, and legacy.

Answer 2:- People keep these things as memories of the past. These things also symbolize our traditions and culture. They hold nostalgic memories of the past.

Question 5:- What are the benefits (= what is the value/what is the importance) of keeping some old things in the family?

Answer 1:– There are lots of benefits associated with preserving old things; one of such is that with time, such an item might become a vintage which, if the family is willing to part with it, the item will earn them a fortune. Also, it helps to preserve a family’s history.

Answer 2:- Old things are invaluable. Their worth cannot be calculated. They bring back nostalgic memories of the past. They make us re-live those times.

Question 6:- Do you think it’s good to recall the past?

Answer 1:– Well, I believe it is good to recall the past if they are filled with good memories. There is this joy and happiness you get when you reminisce on past events.

Answer 2:– Yes, I think it is good to recall the past. That is why digging into family history has become a very popular pastime. However, it should not become an obsession. One should not go out of the way and waste a lot of money on searching for the past.

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