Part 1 (3 minutes)
A+B: Yes, we are.
A�� Compared with most of the Chinese families, mine is a large and typical traditional Chinese family. There are six people in my family�� my parents, my two elder brothers, my elder sister and I. My parents have retired now. My two brothers and one sister all got married and had their own family.
A�� The most favorite activity we are fond of is going shopping together. My father is interested in household appliances. My mother likes to admire the new dresses and I like to choose my favorite CD.
A��My mother. She is a typical Chinese rural woman. Although she was not well educated, but she taught me when I was a child to be an honest, industrious, courageous, and resolute man. Her traits encourage me all the time.
Part 2 (3 minutes)
A�� What kind of family do you like best? Why?
A�� Yes. But China is a country with such a large population, it's impossible for every family to have two or more children at present.
A�� There are many reasons for this phenomenon. First, in some families, the wife or husband has to leave their family because of their work or study. Thus leave the other one to take care of the child alone. Second, some young people had a child before they got married.
A�� It's natural. A lot of young couples decided not to have a child. They want to enjoy the world of two.
Part 3 (4 minutes)
A��In the picture, there are three people. One is an elementary school pupil, who covers her ears with the hands. She looks very unhappy. Perhaps she can't concentrate on her homework. Sitting behind her is a middle��aged woman. She is knitting a sweater while enjoying the program on TV. From time to time, she turns around her head to make sure that her daughter is not sleeping over her homework. She is very strict with her daughter. Inside the room divided by a curtain, a scholar- looked old man is busy with his work. He wears glasses, hardly has any hair. A pile of materials is on his desk. He works attentively. This scene is very common in China. Three generations are living under one roof.
A��I agree with Candidate B. Domestic violence is becoming a serious problem both in China and in any other countries in the world. You know, we always take it for granted that children can be beaten up by their parents. As long as they don't hurt each other seriously, few husband or wife will call for help when they have been punched by their spouse. It's time for us to change our belief. We need a peaceful and democratic atmosphere in our home.