А SAMPLE TEXT ON THE FAMILY AND RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN ITS MEMBERS.
I have always wondered what could keep most different people like we are, with opposite temperaments, together, the more so, our lifestyles may seemmost bizzare to an onlooker. We may quarrel, shout at each other not infrequently, dine at irregular hours, take offences — I remember hating my father during the whole five minutes in my childhood because he prohibited me to use his best tie as a rope to climb a tree in the yard. But with all this we miss each other terribly when we are apart, and I guess we are the best family in the world because we love each other.
My father considers that his is the main responsibility in the family for our wealth, for my education, my upbringing, and for my mother’s good spirits during the day. He tries to be authorutarian with us,and he considers himself strong, strict and tough. He is really strong, but very kind, but being very kind and soft, he is unable to keep up this image long. He is always ready to laugh at a good joke, to play fotball with me and my mates in the yard — he is actually the only father in our house who does this. My pals like to talk to him because he is the one who understands people. He is very concerned about drugs and alcohol among young people, but he shouldn’t worry about me. He shares all my interests, and mother’s interests as well, and we all like to talk about theevents of the day during the supper. Mother usually is the first one who would notice that the talk has continued into late evening, and that it is time for me to go to bed because I have to get an early start for school.
Mother is very different from my father. She wants to have a "proper” home, and she is very upset when she discovers a dirty ball on a dinner table, or when she sees that instead of warming a tasty soup from the fridge we ate chips or fish-fingers for dinner. She is very frightened when she thinks I am upset by something. Then she keeps asking me different questions untill I really become upset, and then she tells father about my mysterious problems. They would discuss something in the kitchen in a worried wisper, and it would take me a considerable time toconvince them that I don’t suffer from anunfortunate love, drug abuse, getting bad marks at school or whatever it is. But I appreciate their concern, and we are all very happy together.