Describe something important that has been kept in your family for a long time cue card with follow up

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What is it?

When your family had it?

How your family got it?

and explain why it is important for your family.

Someone has rightly said that “old is gold. We have many old things which we preserve in our houses as memories. Well, there are many things in our house that we use for different purposes. Some of these things are new, and some are old. 

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Today, I will talk about an old object that my family has kept for a long time, and that is “spinning wheel”. It is my grandmother’s spinning wheel. Her mother gave it to her on her marriage. She used to spin it two to three hours daily and used the thread that was made from fibers to make clothes. Unfortunately, she died five years ago, but my mother keeps it very safely.

 It is a wooden spinning wheel. Its colour is dark brown with white flowers on it. There is one thread on the wheel that connects it to another part. It is about 50 years old. We buy many new things, but no one can replace it. 

It still increases the beauty of the living room. When we lived in a village, it was placed in grandmother’s room, but ten years ago we moved to the city from the village, and my mother specially made a glass and wood box from a carpenter in the living room and placed the spinning wheel in it, so that everyone can see it. It is very close to my family, and it would be a great honour for my family and me if we keep it at home for the rest of our life. 


1. Which do you think are better, old things or new things?
It depends on products, sometimes old is better, or more often, equal. For instance, jewelry of the old times has better designs, some of which are not available now. As far as the technological gadgets are concerned, new things are far better than the old ones.

2. As well as family photographs, what are some other things that people keep in their family for a long time?
Apart from family photographs, some people love to keep old things such as, old brass utensils and trunks and some articles of furniture like an old round wooden table, a chair and so on. Moreover, some people keep the old jewelry for a long time.

3. In your culture, what sorts of things do people often pass down from generation to generation? (Why?)
In my culture people pass down Jewelry from generation to generation. Some articles of clothing are also passed from generation to generation. For example, My grandmother gave a beautiful set of gold jewelry to my mother because It is a family heritage. It has been handed down from generation to generation in my family.

4. Why do you think people keep these things?

People love nostalgia. On the one hand, the old things may be left behind by the love, warmth and deep memory that can help people remember the past time. Many times, people want to hold onto something to pass things down to their offspring.