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  • Writer's pictureLim Wei Bin

Senior Citizen 老人

This is a popular topic that has went on for many years, and many years to come due to our country’s increase in aging population.

This is a common topic that can appear in almost every part of the paper, most of the time appearing in Email, Oral and Composition. It comes out in various forms.

Usually, the questions would be related to their privileges, skills transforming (IT)/Lifelong learning, volunteering, taking care of elderly at home, accessibility facilities.

What are the problems and solutions in your experience interacting with the Elderly?

Sample problems could arise from:

1. Communications – Language barriers (dialect)

2. Mindset

3. Generation gap

4. Values

5. Technology

6. Medical costs

7. Accessibility Facilities 无障碍设施 (Holding bars built for safety in your house newly renovated toilet, as well as safety handles at the park, mini slopes to substitute staircase, escalator at overhead bridge)

Of course, there are tons of questions that can be asked. Remember to look at society needs, volunteers related question can be asked too. Gracious society, whereby you give up seats to Senior citizens. Also, Patriotism, taking care of Senior citizens, is also part and parcel of loving your country, contributing to the nation’s needs.

If you can link up the topic on Senior citizens alongside other topics, that would have made your learning more efficient as it saves time preparing for 2 to 3 topics instead of 1.

Feel free to write in to me on what topics you would like me to handle and write on, I hope to provide you with solutions.


Lin Lao Shi has a wealth of teaching experience and is a MOE-trained teacher. Trained in Differentiated Instruction, he has helped many students with different learning needs with their Chinese language. If you have any enquiry, call or message him at +65 9727 9365.

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