雅思口语part2话题卡：Describe a skill that you learned from older people 向长者学习技能
Describe a skill that you learned from older people
You should say
What the skill is
Who you learned it from
How you learned it
And how you feel about it
The skill I am going to tell you is time management. It is the process of planning and exercising conscious control of time spent on specific activities, especially to increase effectiveness, efficiency and productivity. It involves a juggling act of various demands upon a person relating to work, social life, personal interests and so on with the finiteness of time.
For somebody, time management is quite a natural thing. They do not even realize they are doing this in their everyday life. However, for me, acquiring this skill was pretty challenging. I did not have the habit of planning things and allocating appropriate time to various tasks. As a result, at the end of the day, I often found I had squandered my time and had not completed anything.
Realizing this problem, I turned to my grandpa for advice. He used to be a Chinese teacher in the public school, and after retirement, he had founded a successful company that provided after-school crammers. This article is from Laokaoya website. He was always highly organized and efficient. He said time management could be achieved through four procedures, which are creating an environment conducive to effectiveness, setting priorities and goals, elimination of non-priorities, and implementation of goals. I should say, after his guidance, my efficiency did improve a lot.
I think time management is important because it is the key to success. It allows me to take control of my life rather than following the flow of others. With this skill, I can accomplish more tasks and acquire more knowledge every day, gaining me an advantage over my peers
Part 3 追加问题
What can children learn from their parents?
What knowledge can children learn from their grandparents?
What kind of help do you think older people need?
What skills can young people learn from older people?