IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 149 - There is nothing that young people can teach older people

IELTS Writing Task 2/ IELTS Essay:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement?

There is nothing that young people can teach older people.

Use specific reasons and examples to support your position.

You should write at least 250 words.

You should use your own ideas, knowledge and experience and support your arguments with examples and relevant evidence. 

Sample Answer 1:
Though older people have more experiences and sometimes practical views about life than the young generation, but I not agree that young people have nothing to teach to the aged persons.

First of all, the young people can adopt technology faster and they can teach the old people how to use these technologies to improve the lifestyle. For instance, I have noticed several times that my 10 years old nephew was teaching my grandfather how to use Facebook, how to operate a digital camera, where to search for an information in internet and lots of such things. So obviously my grandfather learned from my nephew and there are such many technological aspects the young people can teach the older people.

Secondly, the young people know the changes and trends of the current world better than the older persons and that’s something they can share with the aged people. For instance, my sister who is in the second year of her graduation shares lots of information with my father and aunt regarding the politics, social progress, roles of Government, policy changes etc. and to me, my sister seems to be well informed than the aged people.

From my experience, I can see that older people have a better experience and they can advice what are the correct things to do. In fields like research, teaching, banking etc. they are better performing than the young people. But the sectors where the innovation and hardworking are required, young people prone to do better.
In my opinion, there are yet tonnes of things that the older people can learn from young people including technologies where the young people always excel the elder generation.


Model Answer 2:
I have to totally disagree with the statement that there is nothing that young people can teach older people. For several reasons, which I will mention bellow, I think that young people can teach older people many things.

First of all, young people intend to learn new things faster. They faster learn new technologies. Young people can always teach the older how to use technologies and those modern tools. Second, young people are more motivated. They aspire to succeed and make a good career, which requires good knowledge and experience. So, they try to get more knowledge and experience from different sources like Internet, books, newspaper, magazines and of cause from conversations with other people. In terms of knowledge sharing the young generation can always motivate and teach the older generation the learned information from these various sources. In addition to this young people bring many fresh ideas to the team they are working in. For example, when my friend was hired as a software developer he surprised everybody with his energy, a bunch of new and fresh ideas about what could be done to improve the process. The fresh idea and innovation of young people are something older people can always learn. He was the youngest person in the team but everybody listened to him and it was like a fresh air, an impulse, which made everyone work harder. Even the senior employees of this office learned from this young person.

Finally, young people often know more about new technologies and how to use those technologies. For example, my husband is 26 years old and he is a good professional in software development. So, he is often asked to read a lecture for different companies and audience. Needless to say, the majority of people who attend those lectures are older than my husband and definitely they can learn many things from the comparatively young person like my husband.

To sum up, I think that young people have many things to teach older people. Moreover, I think that people from every generation have something to learn from each other. People learn trough their entire lives from books that hold the experience and the history of previous generations as well as from their own experience and experience of the younger people.


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0 # Calicadow 2017-04-09 12:05
There's nothing that young people can teach older people.
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0 # Juri 2016-05-29 01:59
Thank you so much! This is really helpful! :D
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0 # Soumia 2016-03-23 14:52
It's helpful. It gives me ideas. Thank you.
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0 # IELTS Mentor 2016-03-24 00:48
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0 # Adriz 2014-11-23 02:24
Hello, I like this website a lot. Thanks. But I need to say that this essay does not answer the question at all. It all was about which nice things can young people do, but never refers to the question.
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+1 # IELTS Mentor 2014-11-23 14:12
Dear Adriz, we agree that this essay was added without a rigid moderation. However, we have reviewed and corrected the lacking this writing sample had. Thanks anyway for pointing this out.
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