雅思口语Part3:男性的家庭角色

雅思口语Part3:男性的家庭角色

In a traditional family in your country, what male do in the family? And what about female? Why?

It comes as no surprise that women are still responsible for most of the housework in a family, traditional or not. Even though gender equality is actively promoted in modern society, there is still an imbalance in household chores division. Housewives take care of almost everything from cooking, laundering, dish washing to house cleaning while , I know a figure that 70% women in China need work in the same time. It‘s not easy to be a wife in China.

  • come as no surprise (idiom): will not be surprising [for someone] to learn [something]
  • imbalance (n): a situation in which two or more things are not the same size or are not treated the same, in a way that is unfair or causes problems
  • mend (v): to repair something that has been damaged or broken so that it can be used again

 

Do you think man should take care of baby? Why?

Both mother and father have fundamental roles in a child’s development from birth through adulthood, I believe. Hence, men should be more active in raising kids since they can boost their children, intellectually and socially. Research has shown that children who have a close father-child relationship are likely to have better social skills and fewer behavioral problems since they are more emotionally secure. Meanwhile, a distant or non-existent father-child bond could take a horrendous toll on a kid’s self-esteem and self-belief. Thus, if you want to raise a well-rounded kid, pay attention to them.

  • fundamental (a): serious and very important; affecting the most central and important parts of something
  • intellectually (adv): in a way that is connected with or using a person’s ability to think in a logical way and understand things
  • take a toll on (idiom): to have a bad effect on somebody/something; to cause a lot of damage, deaths, suffering, etc.
  • horrendous (a): extremely unpleasant
  • self-esteem (n): a feeling of being happy with your own character and abilities
  • well-rounded (a): having a variety of experiences and abilities and a fully developed personality

 

Do you think man should do housework? Why?

Housework is definitely not women’s sole responsibility and men should share domestic chores with female members in family for his own good as well as others’. Becoming more disciplined and independent is the very first benefit when men take care of their own housework. Most men, especially wealthy ones, prefer to have their housemaid do all the work from cleaning the house to cooking. However, what if she gets sick or has emergency issues, are they willing to go out with dirty socks? Hence, no one can look after you better than yourself. Furthermore, they are likely to become more understanding and thoughtful husbands. Men who are not shy away from “housewife’s duties” will be more well-prepared for married life since they don’t mind rolling up their sleeves to help their family.

  • for one’s own good (idiom): being or done for the benefit of oneself
  • disciplined (a): able to control the way you behave and to make yourself do things that you believe you should do
  • shy away from (phrasal verb): to avoid something that you dislike, fear, or do not feel confident about
  • roll up one’s sleeves (idiom): prepare to fight or work

 

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