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Old People Conversation

Old People Conversation

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A discussion about Old People
A discussion about Old People

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Published by: Get English Lessons on Mar 12, 2011
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Old People
If an old person is not well and cannot look after himself, he may have to goand live in an Old People
s Home or in the home of one of his children.In an Old People
s Home, he can be looked after by specially trained people:nurses, doctors, social workers. Perhaps these people can look after himbetter than his own family can.Where will he be happier?
lonelynervousactivepatientto treat a personwith affectionwith patience,with sympathyto regard a person as old,as useless, as a nuisance1. What makes the life of an old person different from yours?What special difficulties do old people often have?In what ways is independence a problem for old people?2. Do you think it could be pleasant to be old?What things can make an old person
s life happy?Do you know an old person who is happy? How does he overcome hisdifficulties?3. If an old person is not well and cannot look after himself,will he be happier in an Old People
s Home or in the home of one ofhis children?Do you think that nurses and social workers can look after an oldperson better than his children can?What is an Old People
s Home like? What are the good and badfeatures of a Home you have seen?4. If an old person is living with is young relatives,how should the young people treat him? What often goes wrong in thissituation? What can the old person do to help?How does the old person feel when his young relatives treat him as oldand useless? What would you do if you were the old person in thissituation?5. Is it possible for old people to understand young people? Why is itdifficult? Can young people understand old people?6. What are some of the ways in which the state helps old people?Are there other organizations that help old people? What do they do?If an old person has no family, no house and no family, is the state
spension enough to pay for his expenses? Do we care enough aboutold people
s problems?7. At what age must a person stop work in this country? Is this right?If an old person is very active, should he be allowed to work until hedies? Will you want to work until you diet?8. Why are so many old people lonely?What can be done to help them?Why do so many old people stay at home all the time? Is this bad forthem?How can they be helped to find a life outside?Do you know any old people who are active in social life?9. What part did your grandparents play in your childhood?Do children like to have their grandparents living with them?What can a child learn from his grandparents?GetEnglishLessons.comold agethe old age pensionto retire from worksocial lifesocial clubssewing clubsgymnastics clubs the stateorganisations for old peopledependentindependentusefuluseless

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