第六场口语考试小组讨论部分（Discussion）的主题为“家庭关系是否如之前一样亲密”，这一部分要求两位考生就指定的话题进行讨论，讨论时间为三分钟。随着国家经济和人民生活水平的不断上涨，人民的生活节奏不断加快，同时日常生活也发生了改变。家庭成员之间的关系也发生着翻天覆地的变化，很多人认为家庭关系已经不再像从前那么亲密了，但也有人认为家庭关系虽然在形式上发生了改变，但本质上，家庭成员之间的亲密程度并没有发生变化。对此你的观点是什么呢？will the family relationship as close as before? 接下来，我们来看一下就“家庭关系是否如之前一样亲密”这一主题展开的讨论中常用的一些表述，供大家进行参考。
A: I will hold the view that our recent family relationship isn’t as close as before. As we all know, great changes have taken place in family life, and once extended family tends to become smaller and smaller. Meanwhile, social competition is becoming increasingly fierce, therefore leaving many children working far away from their parents and becoming emotionally extranged from their parents.
B: I have something different to say. The great changes in our modern world do change the ways we communicate with our family members. But I don’t think these changes have changed our deeper love to our parents. Instead, we can chat with each other through the We-chat and exchange our joys and worries on the Internet, which actually bring much closer ties between children working outside and parents staying at home.
A: Yes, to some extent, what you said is reasonable. But compared with the past, nowadays young adults are urged to concentrate their efforts upon work to achieve success or at least a good standard of life. As a result, they can not afford to spend their leisure hours with their families and actually the importance of bonds of kinships is gradually fading from their mind.
B: I may not agree with you. What I want to say is that an increasing number of families have realized the fact and become to take actions to maintain their bonds of kinships. For example, a large body of working people choose to have a family reunion on holidays or other important occasions. For members of families who live away from one another, regular contact on the phone will bring them the care they need.