Chủ đề Old People – Người cao tuổi là một đề tài nghị luận xã hội. Do đó, nó không chỉ xuất hiện trong phần thi IELTS Writing Task 2 mà còn xuất hiện trong cả phần thi IELTS Speaking Part 3 nữa. Và đây cũng chính là lý do mà bạn cần phải ôn luyện thật vững những từ vựng liên quan đến chủ đề này. Hãy tham khảo bài viết dưới đây, chắc chắn sẽ giúp ích cho bạn rất nhiều đấy!

1. Từ vựng về Old People

old people = older people = elderly people = the elderly = the seniors = senior citizens

citizen: an inhabitant of a particular town or city (công dân)

Many old people, who use their time for volunteer activities, are considered to be model citizens of the city.

population: all the inhabitants of a particular town, area, or country (dân số)

The population of Vietnam is more than 90 million people.

medical service: care and treatment provided the government through hospitals or licensed clinics (dịch vụ y tế)

Good medical services are vital for elderly people to keep their health in check.

vital = important = essential: absolutely necessary or important (quan trọng, cần thiết)

Doing exercises every day is a vital factor to keep yourself healthy.

admiration: respect and warm approval (sự khâm phục)

Young employees often have a lot of admiration and respect for their seniors.

to contribute: give something in order to help achieve or provide something (đóng góp)

There are many ways to contribute to the collective good of society.

wisdom: the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment (sự khôn ngoan)

With all of the wisdom from the previous knowledge and experience, older people can make better decisions.

2. Các câu hỏi thường gặp về Old People

What are the advantages of having an elderly person at home?

Old people are very knowledgeable so the obvious advantage is that you’ll have somebody to consult whenever there’s a problem. As they are very experienced, they can give advice on all aspects of life including work, friendship and love.

Is there anything that older people should learn from the younger generation?

Yes of course. The younger generation is usually more familiar with the latest trends and technologies; so they can update these for the elderly. For example, my mom doesn't know how to use Facebook and I had to spend a few hours helping her create an account and then connecting with her friends. Now she is very active on Facebook, even more active than I am.

What can the younger generation learn from the older generation?

Young people can consult older people about love, work and friendship. Although our world is changing very rapidly, things remain unchanged. And it's a matter of how old people can help the younger generation with their rich experience. I often consult my mother about my job, because she has the same job. When chatting with the elderly, you can also learn about their lives in the past, which is also very interesting.

What qualities does a person need to take care of old people?

Compassion and patience I guess. Older people sometimes make unreasonable demands, especially when they are sick or insecure. You need to understand these feelings and be patient. For example, my dad has become quite absent-minded lately, he often forgets where he keeps his keys or wallet. This is quite annoying at first but I'm getting used to it.

Do you think elderly people should be allowed to work?

Yes, if they are capable of working. I know some old people who look a lot younger than their age and are very productive. Nowadays, the standard of living and health care have improved significantly, so people live longer. The extension of the working age limit is natural.

Do you think that elderly people should be taken care of at home?

It depends on the family. It is better for an elderly person to live with his or her family. But if everyone is busy, a nursing home is a better option. This type of home has everything an elderly person needs, including medical services. And an old person can make friends with other old people living here.

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