2019年9-12月 雅思口语 Part 3 Topic 7 给别人建议

1.What kinds of advice do parents give to their children?

Traditionally, parents give their children advices to help prepare them for the adult world. Therefore, the kind of advice they give depends on what is useful for the child in their particular environment. For example, in my hometown parents give their children advice on how to act fairly and communicate well with others. Yet,in Western individualistic (个人主义)countries there is a larger sense of competition between individuals in the adult world. Therefore, parents in the western world tend to give children advice on how to be confident and independent.

2. How do experts give advice to others? (e.g. a doctor gives advice to his patients)

Experts must give advice in a very different manner to how a friend may give advice to another friend. Experts, such as a doctor,must give advice in a professional and objective (客观的)manner. Experts are meant to communicate information clearly and without digression (题外话).In contrast to this, friends may give each other advice using many allegories or metaphors (寓言或隐喻)to strengthen their point and make it more interesting. This would be very inappropriate for an expert and their advice would not seem serious. It is important to convey advice in the most proper and suitable manner.

3. What advice do parents give to teenagers about making friends?

There is a lot of advice that parents can give teenagers about making friends. Most of the advice is to do with being genuine (与真诚有关的)and not pretending to be somebody that you are not. Often a parent will tell a teenager all they need to do is ‘be themselves,. This is because you want friends who like you for who you are and not for who you are pretending to be.(这是因为你想要的朋友是 真正喜欢你的人,而不是你假装喜欢的人)However, advice is changing a lot in the modem world. In large cities it is easy for teenagers to fall into the wrong group of people. Therefore, nowadays, a lot of parents’ advice is about avoiding dangerous people and bad influences.

4. Whose advice is more helpful? Parents’ or friends’?

There are mixed opinions on whose advice is more helpful. For older generations it was always believed that there is no better advice than what comes from your family and especially your parents. Your parents have a wealth of life experience which means they can give very good and well informed advice. Yet, nowadays, some people disagree with this opinion. Due to the rapidly changing nature of the modem world, your friends can often give you better advice than your parents.

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