Speaking Part 2 (Cue Card)
Describe a skill that you learned from older people.
You should say:
What the skill is?
Who did you learn it from?
How did you learn it?
And explain how you feel about it.
A Modal answer with band 7+
Okay! there are a few skills that I have learned from my grandparents. And I would like to talk about the one which is really beneficial to everyone for their health. When I was around 10 years old, I remember my grandpa used to laugh a lot without any reason. I thought maybe he is mentally disturbed, but when I asked him, he teach me all about it. He said, "Laughter is the best medicine for all".
My grandfather was health-conscious and had enough knowledge on how to keep healthy. He taught me how to laugh to keep healthy and the benefits of laughing. This activity directly connects us to the heart and help to reduce stress and pain. Moreover, it can protect us against heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems.
He asked me to wake up early morning every day to join with him. He teaches me how to control our emotions and laugh without any reason. Initially, it was really difficult for me but gradually I nailed it. What's more yeah, these lessons helped me in controlling my anger.
This skill really improved my healthy life as well as other aspects such as being active in the study, more energetic in sports and making others happy. I really appreciate my grandfather for teaching me such a great skill that I would never forget in my life.
Speaking Part 3 Discussion
What can children learn from their parents?
Parents have a vital role in children learning phase. They are the first teacher of children, from birth until they exist, always have something to teach them. Children can learn to walk, walk, eat from their parents. Furthermore, manners, behaviour, taking precautions are essential skills that parents teach children every now and then. Also, many parents teach their kids to play adventure games, such as skating, climbing, and many more others. In fact, I teach my daughter to skate, I don't know skating though I follow some youtube lessons to teach.
What knowledge can children gain from their grandparents?
In my view, grandparents share their knowledge as much as possible with their grandchildren. The first I can think of is knowledge about old skills which endangered or are extinct such as weaving, forging. Though some older people haven't had experience in such skills, they still can share the information they have with kids, this will at least be known by the young generation. Also, Grandparents can share their whole life experiences which will definitely have some impact on young people.
How difficult or easy to learn from older people?
It really depends on various factors such as which skill learning, method of learning, people involved in the learning. Some skills are easy to capture and some are challenging. Another factor is pedagogy used because this makes the learning process easier or difficult. It is also important who is teaching and learning due to individual capability varies from person to person. So it is hard to say whether learning from older people is easy or difficult to learn.
In your country, do you think skills held only by older people are extinct?
Unfortunately! yes. There are plenty of skills older people possessed and are not transferred in a timely manner. Mainly because the young generation is running more towards technology and does not show interest in old skills. Also, older people are not in a condition to carry on those skills due to their health problems. Thus, the skills only held by old people are extinct.