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Describe a difficult skill that you would like to learn
You should say:
– When you knew it
– How you would learn it
– Where you can learn it
– And explain why it is difficult
One difficult skill I’m very interested in is computer assembly. I think it would be cool to learn it.
About a year ago, when I was playing a computer game, the monitor went black all of a sudden I called my uncle for help. He knows digital devices like the back of Ins hand. After he checked out the computer thoroughly, he found that most of my computer parts were pretty old, which caused the blackout. I thought that it would cost me an aim and a leg to buy a new one, but my uncle said he would help me build my new computer.
I was right by his side as as he went through t e process of assembling it. Honestly, it was way more complicated than I thought. There were lots of lines and cables that I had no idea where to connect. But my uncle only took half an hour to get it done. And the new computer runs way faster than the old one.
He taught me that a great advantage of this skill is that it allows you to personalize the computer in the way you want which really fascinates me. So I’m really looking forward to learning this skill. I actually watched an online video that teaches rookies how to build a computer, but I still couldn’t figure out how to do it right. So I asked my uncle for help, and he agreed that when my computer needs an upgrade again, he will be there and teach me step by step.
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1. What skills do students /young people need to learn?
I think that students (young people) need to learn time management and organizational skills. When they’re in school, they have to juggle lots of different assignments and other responsibilities. In order to stay on top of their tasks, they need to know how to spend their time wisely so they don’t get too overwhelmed. They should also learn communication skills. They need to learn how to communicate well with not only their peers, but their teachers and bosses as well. Being an effective communicator is one of the best qualities you can have, especially when it comes to the workforce.
2. Do you think parents nowadays really care about helping their children learn those skills?
Yes, most parents are invested in helping their children gain those skills. They want their kids to succeed, and they know that it’ll take more than luck and goodwill for them to do well in life. So I think that parents are trying to teach their kids how to develop these strengths, or at the very lease they’re showing them the right resources to get there. It’s very important to them that their kids can acquire these important skills.
3. Is it hard for students to learn skills?
I don’t think it’s too hard for students to learn skills. Some people might struggle with skills they aren’t naturally inclined towards. For example, if someone is shy and reserved, they might find it hard to build up their communication skills. But I suppose that as a student, you have access to lots of resources and educators who can help you develop those skills. A student’s job is to learn, and they can do that by being open-minded and willing to put in the hard works.
4. What can children learn from their parents?
Parents have a vital role in children learning phase. They are the first teacher of children, from birth until they exist, always have something to teach them. Children can learn to walk, walk, eat from their parents. Furthermore, manners, behavior, taking precautions are essential skills that parents teach children every now and then. Also, many parents teach their kids to play adventure games, such as skating, climbing, and many more others. In fact, I teach my daughter to skate, I don’t know skating though I follow some YouTube lessons to teach.
5. What knowledge can children gain from their grandparents?
In my view, grandparents share their knowledge as much as possible with their grand children. The first I can think of is knowledge about old skills which endangered or are extinct such as weaving, forging. Though some older people haven’t had experience in such skills, they still can share the information they have with kids, this will at least be known by the young generation. Also, Grandparents can share their whole life experiences which will definitely have some impact on young people.
6. How difficult or easy to learn from older people?
It really depends on various factors such as which skill learning, method of learning, people involved in the learning. Some skills are easy to capture, and some are challenging. Another factor is pedagogy used because this makes the learning process easier or difficult. It is also important who is teaching and learning due to individual capability varies from person to person. So, it is hard to say whether learning from older people is easy or difficult to learn.
7. In your country, do you think skills held only by older people are extinct?
Unfortunately! yes. There are plenty of skills older people possessed and are not transferred in a timely manner. Mainly because the young generation is running more towards technology and does not show interest in old skills. Also, older people are not in a condition to carry on those skills due to their health problems. Thus, the skills only held by old people are extinct.
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