Describe a person you enjoy visiting but you don’t want to live with him or her

Describe a person you enjoy visiting but you don’t want to live with him or her
Describe a person you enjoy visiting but you don’t want to live with him or her

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You should say

Who this person is

When you would like to visit him or her

What he or she does

And explain why you don’t want to live with him or her

ANSWER

(Who this person is)

Today, I’m going to describe a person whom I enjoy visiting but would rather not live with. It’s Mr Son, whose family lives opposite to the apartment I am living in with my parents. Mr Son is a lawyer while his wife, Mrs Ngoc,is a school teacher. I find this couple really amiable, benevolent and respectable. Both of them are highly educated,and thus they know the value of living together in a family. They also exercise all the other necessary customs for living peacefully in a family.

(When you would like to visit him or her)

When I have free time and want to seek some advice from someone I trust, I would pick Mr Son. Whenever myfamily have quarrels over trivial things, I want to contact him and see his peaceful family. Both Mr Son and his wife spend a lot of time with their daughter and son and all members get on well with each other. They put a great emphasis on maintaining a complete balance with everything. For all such reasons, they appear to be a perfect family to me and I like them very much.

(What he or she does)

Well, Mr Son’ family is always highly friendly and helpful towards neighbors, which endears themselves to most people. They like to greet new tenants of the apartment complex and on such an occasion, my family got to know them. Despite being occupied with plenty of tasks, Mr Son still dedicates time to asking after my family whenever we chat.

(And explain why you don’t want to live with him or her)

Much as I love them and respect them, I think I cannot live with him and his family. For one, that would add burden to Mr Son, as he and his wife has a daughter and a son to cater for. For another, my presence would make a substantial adjustment to their living routines or family activities, so I would love to visit Mr Son and his family rather than live with them.

VOCABULARY

1.amiable [adj]: pleasant; friendly and easy to like:  

Eg: Her parents seemed very amiable.

2. benevolent [adj]: kind, helpful and generous:

Eg: I love my mother’s benevolent smile the most when she helps others.

3. quarrel [n]: an angry disagreement between people, groups, or countries:

Eg: They had a bitter quarrel about/over some money three years ago and they haven’t spoken to each other since.

4. get on (well) with [expression]: to have a pleasant relationship with someone; to be friends with someone:

Eg: I’ve always gotten on with Amanda—I think she’s very nice.

5. put an emphasis on [expression]: concentrate on sh:  

Eg: His parents put a great emphasis on his academic performances.

6. endear oneself to sth [v]: make sb like oneself, sth:

Eg: His courtesy endears himself to other girls in he class.

7. cater for sb/sth [v]: to provide the things that a particular person or situation needs or wants:

Eg: The class caters for all ability ranges.

8. adjustment [n]: a small change to make sth better:

Eg: Some adjustments to the plan may be necessary.

Describe a person you enjoy visiting but you don’t want to live with him or her
Describe a person you enjoy visiting but you don’t want to live with him or her

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