11 November: IELTS Speaking Topics – Describe a skill that you learned from older people

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IELTS Speaking Topics - Describe a skill that you learned from older people

Q- Describe a skill that you learned from older people.

What you should include in your answer: 

  • What is the skill? 
  • Who did you learn it from? 
  • How did you learn it? 
  • How do you feel about it? 
  • Conclusion. 

A- I believe today, there are a variety of places where we can learn new skills from, including the internet, textbooks, and audio-visual approaches. But it’s really amazing to learn from our grandparents or older family members as they have a wealth of knowledge and strong interpersonal abilities. My grandfather and his friends taught me one skill which is their great meditation techniques.

I spent six months working under his supervision to learn it. In 2020, when the whole world entered into one of the deadliest global crises, our nation too was in lockdown due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  In the past, I stayed inside a lot and as a result, I grew to be really impatient. I asked my grandfather to help me cease this unhealthy habit because I used to be impatient.

He opted to teach me mindfulness after giving me the advice to do so. I used to sit with his group from five to eight in the morning. They’d explain the fundamentals of meditation to me. I was having trouble focusing at first, but I eventually mastered it.. It has become an everyday habit and has helped me accomplish numerous daily life distresses including stress, anxiety and impatience. 

My life has changed in a significant way as a result of my ability to meditate. In the past, I would quarrel over trivial matters. My outlook on life rendered my success irrelevant. I’ve grown more serene after learning to meditate. I have mastered the art of addressing confrontations deftly thanks to my grandfather and his friends’ tips. I want to emphasize that developing one self-improvement habit creates a positive feedback loop that continues. I began reading self-help books after learning how to meditate, which is further assisting me in developing a strong mindset and spirit in life.

There is still a long journey to cover, therefore I want to delve deeper and learn more about myself. And I owe a huge debt of gratitude to my grandfather and his friends for helping me form the meditation practice that has given me the awareness of improving every day.

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