老年人: 经验丰富 experienced，提供合理建议 offer sensible advice，分析潜在后果 analyze the potential consequences of behaviors
年轻人: 喜欢冒险 adventurous，有活力的 energetic，冒风险take a lot of chances，容易做出草率的决定 make a rash decision
老年人：保守的 conservative， 坚持旧的习惯 stick to old habits， 跟不上时代 out of touch with the world，不愿意改变 resistant to change年轻人：喜欢追求时尚enjoy chasing after the fashion，对新鲜事物保持开放的心态keep an open mind to new things，更愿意适应高科技 be more willing to adopt advanced technology
老年人：悠闲的relaxing and cozy，没有压力 don’t have to face much pressure，缺乏稳定收入 without a stable income, 身体不好 in poor health
年轻人：繁忙busy，快节奏的生活方式fast-paced life style，朝九晚五的生活a hectic routine life
l Well, I have to say, they’re as different as chalk and cheese when it comes to ______.
l Most of young guys in China are more likely to ______
l By contrast, the old generations, on the whole mainly tend to ______.
l I suppose it’s probably because _________.
Example 1: How do young and old people use mobile phones differently?
l Well, I have to say, they’re as different as chalk and cheese when it comes to using mobile phones.
l Most of young guys in China are more likely to use their phones for multimedia content, for taking pictures or video, for accessing internet.
l By contrast, the old generations, on the whole are bigger users of voice calling .
l I suppose the reason is probably because younger adults are more willing to adopt advanced technology whereas senior citizens are out of touch with the world.
Example 2: Is there much difference between the popular outdoor activities of old people and those of young people?
l Well, to be honest, I suppose there are a handful of differences, one of which would be that most of young guys in China show a big preference for some challenging activities, like roller skating and bungee jumping, whereas the old generations, on the whole are quite into less competitive exercises, such as Taichi or jogging.
l I guess it’s probably because younger adults are quite adventurous and energetic. Also doing challenging activities would be an effective way to release pressure and get rid of a hectic routine life. By contrast, the main purpose of doing less competitive exercises for the old generation is to stay in good health.
Example 3: Do young people and older people have the same tastes in art?
l Well, that’s a tricky one. As far as I’m concerned, seniors generally lag behind their younger counterparts especially when it comes to art.
l The older generation is still somewhat stuck in their ways and focus more on traditional arts such as painting and calligraphy.
l By contrast, young people they are more interested in contemporary western art, western music and fashion design.
l I suppose it’s mainly because the older generations are pretty conservative, they may stick to old habits and are resistant to change while young guys keep an open mind to new things and enjoy chasing after the fashion.