雅思口语-Describe a time when you taught an older person something new。最常见的应该就是教爷爷奶奶使用智能手机了吧，小区里边的快递蜂巢系统，教老年人刷抖音等等，可供讲的故事还是挺多的。
Describe a time when you taught an older person something new
You should say:
When it happened
Who you taught
Why you taught this person
And explain how you felt about it
Well, I’d like to introduce an experience I had taught my grandpa about how to make a video call on smart phone. It happened 4 years till now. I was about to enter college and live far from my hometown. I realized the most convenient way for me to keep in touch with my grandparents is to use WeChat video call. However, my grandparents were all in their seventies at that time, they were not that capable to use the modern technology, neither did they have good memories. But I still decided to give it a shot. So, I started to write down every single thing my grandpa needs to do on a paper, so that he could refer to it when he forgot. Secondly, I registered a WeChat account for him, and added me as a friend. At last, we simulated that circumstance when I gave them a video call. All they need to do was press on the green button and start the call. Although I taught my grandpa for four times, he got to know how to use it at last, and I felt proud and moving for the same time. I’m proud of both my grandpa and myself for this whole teaching period and moving for my grandpa’s love to me. He always wants to show his love and care to me wherever I am, even if it will be a big challenge ahead.
Do you think old people know more things than young people?
I think that depends. If it’s related to daily life issues, they may have more experience than young people. But if it’s related to the latest technology, young people may be more capable to gain new knowledge. Generally, the old may know more, but depends on which occasion.
Is it easy for old people to use new technology?
I have to say, it’s not that easy, since old people are used to their own living style and may be reluctant to new changes and sometimes will refuse to try new things. New technology will need more new knowledge to acquire. So, it’s hard for the old to use new technology, except for those who are willing to learn and try new things.
Why do some old people refuse to use new technology?
I think there are two reasons: First, they think they are satisfied with the current situation, so they will regard learning new things which is a burden to them. Thus they are reluctant to try. Second, they don’t usually have that much knowledge to support them on learning new techs. They will find it hard to remember and understand.
What are the advantages and disadvantages for old people to use smart phone?
Well, for the advantages, there are two main parts. First, they can be closer to their children and grandchildren, by using the new functions on the smart phone. Secondly, they can keep up-to-date with the modern society and they can learn new things from the smart phone on the internet. As for the drawbacks, first, for safety concern, some thieves will target on these old people and steal their smart phone, thus leading to financial lost. Secondly, using smart phone for long time may do harm to their eyesight, thus leading to some illnesses.