雅思口语Part2话题卡：Describe something important that has been kept in your family for a long time 对家庭重要的东西/描述你个你们家庭保存了很久的重要物品
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
I would like to talk about a set of coins that my family has kept for a long time. It was passed by my great grandfather. So, our family has actually preserved it for nearly a century.
It has four coins, all of which are from the early Republic of China period. Each of the coins was carved with an icon of Yuan Shikai who was a warlord and the president in the year 1914. This article is from Laokaoya website. There’s also an interesting history about him. You know, he was the only president and emperor throughout the history of China, though his 83-day imperial status was not internationally recognized.
Honestly, my grandfather was born in an affluent family. So, he has inherited a lot of them from his father. However, we actually didn’t care much about the coins until one day our family felt that those coins were getting more and more scarce. And, my father even bought another one from the market to pair the other three coins.
We think it’s crucial for our family because this set of antiques carries that special piece of history. Surely, we don’t expect to have another emperor and president in China again because that will be terrible if we have. Also, those coins have appreciated greatly in the past decades, and our family has regarded them as part of our important assets.
Part 3 追加问题
What things do families keep for a long time?
What’s the difference between things valued by people in the past and today?
What kinds of things are kept in museums?
What’s the influence of technology on museums?