Task：Some people think getting old is bad for them in the modern world, while others think older people today live better lives in the past. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
1. the old, old people, the elderly, seniors, the aged
2. extended family, core family, be isolated/separate from
3. in the past, decades ago; at present, currently, in the current era, contemporarily
When it comes to the issue about the life quality of the elderly, some people argue that the life quality of the old has been improved a lot, but others believe that individuals still dread growing older.
On one hand, the elderly’s lives are better guaranteed by governments in the current era. In the past when there existed wars and other disasters like famine, old citizens cannot enjoy their lives comfortably and their safety may even be threatened. However, with peace and development becoming the mainstream currently, governments of most countries focus on economic development. Then, the social welfare system could function better to maintain the life quality of the elderly and their security could be ensured as well .
On the other hand, it seems that seniors also have new problems contemporarily. In the past when individuals lived close to their extended family, the emotional ties among them were much stronger and the old might not feel lonely. However, people nowadays intend to dwell individually in order to better protect their privacy and freedom. Such a phenomenon leads to that many old people have to live separately from their children, because of which they are prone to feel being isolated at present.
From my own perspective, these two opinions do not necessarily contradict each other and both of them reflect the truth about the elderly’s lives. It is true that modern technology enables senior citizens to better enjoy their lives. For example, laundry machines and intelligent vacuum cleaner robots successfully liberate the elderly from labor-intensive work, which allows them to spare more time on leisure activities. However, it cannot be denied that mental health may be a potential issue for many old people since they lack interaction with their children or other relatives. Thus, in order to really improve the elderly’s lives, the elderly could attempt to visit their children and friends more frequently to avoid mental diseases, such as depression.
Describe a restaurant that you like
You should say:
where this restaurant is
what type of food this restaurant has
why you go to this restaurant
and explain why you like this restaurant.