Here are some high-scoring Part 3 model answers for the Speaking Test that was shared by a student from Pakistan. The answers show a good way to respond to these questions.
Part 3 (Discussion)
1. Is there a difference between old and young people’s lifestyle?
When you think – really think – about it, the main difference is that older people have more time to do what they enjoy, but they usually don’t have as much energy to do these activities. And most elderly people end up living a quiet life with a gentle daily routine. On the other hand, youngsters usually have to follow a strict routine set by their parents or by their school, and they have very little time to pursue activities that they actually enjoy. It’s a very interesting paradox.
2. What kind of lifestyle do younger people prefer?
I think the youth of the current generation mostly interact online and a lot of their time is spent on social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok. This means they have a sedentary lifestyle with very little physical activity. When we were young, we spent all day outside and our moms had to beg us to come inside. Unfortunately, these days the exact opposite is true, and we have to plead with our teenagers to spend some time outside in the sun.
3. Do younger and older people choose to live in the same places?
This is something that I haven’t given much thought to, but I would have to say that older people tend to live in places that are less crowded and more laid back. Young people always want to be in the middle of the action, and they choose places that are much livelier and more exciting.
4. Why do older people prefer to live in quiet places?
As I said before, I think that older people prefer to have a more peaceful lifestyle and because of this most of them move away from the hustle and bustle of city life and settle in the suburbs.
5. Why do younger people prefer big cities to the countryside?
Young people often live in busier areas like the city, and I think this has a lot to do with the fact that cities have more work opportunities, they don’t have to commute as much and such places usually have a vibrant nightlife, which is appealing to the younger working generation.
6. What are the advantages and disadvantages of living in a big city?
Well, having access to better facilities like healthcare and education is a major plus point, and to add to that it is often easier to find good employment opportunities in a large city than it is in a small town. This is mainly because big-name brands and companies usually operate in cities. However, due to these advantages, many people flock to the city in search of a better life and this leads to overcrowding and traffic congestion. It can sometimes take hours just to travel a few kilometres because of this.
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