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    Topic: Many older people say that young ppl have never had it so good, while young people argue that it is harder than ever for them to survive in the modern world. Perhaps there is a grain of truth in both viewpoints. Discuss both opinions and decide who, if anyone is right

    The old and the young are always of the opposite opinion to one another on the viewpoint on life of each generation. In this essay, I will discuss both opinions and decide who is right.
    The old start the debate with "Young people have got all the modern contraptions which we did not have in our days. But it has been made clear that we are way better than them". As a young person, I think this statement is just partly true. Yes, we have all the contemporary technology but the old have their own time's contraptions, too. Development is a certain factor of a moving society, so we cannot compare two different things at two different time altogether or else it would be awkward.
    And it's time for young people to raise their idea" Do you have to do so many school work or under so much pressure when you were at work as we are having now?" It is certain that old poeple did not accomplish many achievements at school but that was what they craved for. In the past, if you want to go to school, you have to be rich. The consequences is that many of the poor were unlettered and alll they want for the children to have is a thorough education. So, they are nothing wrong in this. One more thing, in their time, with the low development of tool, what they got usually just savage ones, they received the same or, if any, much more pressure than young people does nowadays.
    In a nutshell, albeit there has always been a gap between two generations, I hope this essay has made clear to you that everyone is neither right nore wrong. Since we cannot live at two times simultaneously, we don't know very clearly about our forebear or offsprings. It is better for the young to work hard in order to show the old their real quality.

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    Topic: Many older people say that young people have never had it so good, while young people argue that it is harder than ever for them to survive in the modern world. Perhaps there is a grain of truth in both view-points. Discuss both opinions and decide who, if anyone, is right.

    The old and the young are always of the opposite opinion to one another on the viewpoint of life of each generation. In this essay, I will discuss both the opinions and decide who is right.
    The old starts the debate with, "Young people have got all the modern contraptions which we did not have in our days. But it has been made clear that we were way better than them".

    As a young person, I think this statement is just partly true. Yes, we have all the contemporary technology but the old had their own contraptions, which were available to them at their time. Development is a certain factor of a moving society, so we cannot compare two different things at two different times altogether or else it would be awkward.
    And it's time for young people to raise their idea, "Did you have to do so much of school work or under so much pressure when you were at work as we are having now?"
    It is certain that old people did not accomplish many achievements at school although that was what they craved for. In the past, if you wanted to go to school, you had to be rich. The consequence was that many of the poor were unlettered and all they wanted for the children was to have a thorough education. So, they are not wrong in this aspect. One more thing, in their times, with the low development of tool, the education that they got was usually just crude (I hope , Belly, that this is what you are trying to say), they had the same or, if any, much more pressure than the young people have nowadays.
    In a nutshell, although there has always been a gap between two generations, I hope this essay has made it clear to you that someone is neither right nor wrong. Since we cannot live at two times simultaneously, we wouldn't know things for certain about the past generations or the future generations. It is better for the young to work hard in order to show their real quality to the old.

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    Hi shal,
    Are you sure that it's viewpoint of because accroding to my dictionary, it should be on

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    Default Re: Old vs young

    Perhaps that sentence would take a re-write?



    The old and the young are always of the opposite opinion to one another on the viewpoint of life of each generation

    In each generation, old and young have opposing/opposite opinions in their viewpoints on/in their views of life

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    Hi anglika,
    it's still not clear
    How come viewpoint at the first and second sentence are so different in preposition?

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