* 家庭成员：great-grandfather, great-grandmother, grandfather, grandmother, father, mother, wife, husband, son, daughter, older brother, older sister, young brother, young sister, grandson, granddaughter, etc.
* 家庭类型：a nuclear / small family核心家庭;a big / large/extended family大家庭;a single-parent family单亲家庭
* 亲戚关系：grandaunt姑婆，姨婆;granduncle伯公，叔公，舅公，姑公，姨公; aunt 婶母，伯母，姨母，舅母; uncle 叔父，伯父，姑父，姨父; cousin堂兄弟(姐妹)，表兄弟(姐妹); cousin-in-law堂姐(妹)夫，堂嫂，堂弟媳，表姐(妹)夫，表嫂，表弟媳; brother-in-law 姐夫，妹夫; sister-in-law姑，姨，嫂，弟媳; son-in-law女婿; daughter-in-law儿媳; nephew 侄儿，外甥; niece侄女，外甥女; grandnephew甥(外)孙，侄(外)孙; grandniece甥(外)孙女，侄(外)孙女; grandson-in-law孙女婿;granddaughter-in-law孙媳妇;etc.
feed / raise / support a family抚养家庭; found / start a family 建立家庭;family property家产; family financial situation家境; family history家史; family tree家谱;family origin家庭出身; family responsibilities家庭责任; family function 家庭功能; family relationship 家庭关系; family planning 家庭计划; family education 家庭教育; etc.
1. What do you want to say about your family?
2. How many people are there in your family?
3. Do you have any brothers or sisters?
4. Are you the oldest/youngest in your family?
5. What do your parents do?
There are four members in my family: My parents, my cute cat of 9 years old and me. My father is a technician in the Fujian TV Station. He often goes out on business. So most of the housework is done by my industrious mom. Climbing at weekends is our common interest. The fresh air and natural beauty can help us get rid of tiredness. They can strengthen our relation, too. During my preparing for coming here, my parents' love and support have always been my power. And I hope in future I will be able to repay them.
It's my great honor to talk about my family. My family is very warm and harmonious. My parents are typical Chinese farmers. Both of them are diligent and kind. In order to support the family and pay the expensive tuition fee, my father always goes to many big cities to find some jobs. Then he can earn more money. Though it's very difficulty and toilful, he can stick on a whole year.
While my father goes out, all the work in the family is left for my mother. She has to deal with all the housework and farm work. She devotes all her efforts to the family, but she never complains. Besides, she has to look after my little sister, who is very lovely and docile.
That's my family, plain but melodious. I know that knowledge can change one's life. So I will study harder, no matter how difficulty it is. I will stick on and never give up. Then I will repay my parents, using all my efforts to make my family better and better. In the end, I hope you can give me a chance to further my education. Only in this way can I create a steady and more hopeful condition to change my life and my family.
That's all. Thank you!