TOEFL Essay Topic 126 - 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.
Currently, books, teachers, parents, movies and Internet are the basic learning sources for young people. However, our parents and grandparents along with our teachers are the older people who teach us our first lessons. They pass on us their experience and knowledge for the world.Nevertheles...
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Some people think that there is nothing that young people can teach older people. Other people think that there are many things which young people can teach older people. If asked, both groups would present compelling arguments to support their assersions. In my opinion, there are certain kinds of things that young people can teach older people.
First of all, there are many young people who are good at specific things such as playing tennis or playing music. It goes without saying that there are many young teachers in tennis schools or music schools. When I was a junior high school student, I belonged to the tennis school in my town. Although the teacher in the school was only twenty-two years old, the elderly seemed to be very satisfied with his class. This example well indicates that young people can be good teacher of older people. There are some cases in which how long they live is not necessary desicive factor.
On the top of that, nowadays the technologies like the Internet are rapidly developing and our world is changing with high speed. Young people are more sensitive to and good at the adapting the change. For example, according to the recent study conducted by a Japanese private company, about seventy percent of the elderly has been taught by their grandchildren how to use the Internet. There is no denying that there are something with respect to the new technologies young people can teach older.
In conclusion, considering the fact that young people can teach older people what they are better than older people, I personally believe that there are something that youg people can teach older people.