Younger generations are becoming less and less polite

IELTS Writing Task 2 with sample answer.

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Some people think that younger generations are becoming less and less polite.

Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give your opinion and examples.

Write at least 250 words.

Sample Answer :
Generation gap and complaints about a different generation are two common trends though out the human history. It is quite common that many older people cannot tolerate the changes among the young people than that of their era, while young generation think that older people are boring and have a very traditional way of life. If we compare the now-old generation with their forefathers, the same scenario would appear in front of us. Thus I do not believe that the younger generations nowadays are becoming less and less polite.

Firstly, the younger generations nowadays are becoming more dynamic with their involvement in different technologies, social activities, personal and social life. For example, it is quite common that the younger generation plays the pivot role to protest any unjust or discrimination in the society.  Thus I believe that they are far more active than our ancestors. When selecting a field of study or career, they rely on their experience and passion. If this contradicts with the parents and other older relatives’ point of view, they are often referred as stubborn and whimsical. In fact this has nothing to do with les politeness or stubbornness.

It might be true that some young people do not show as much respect as they should have been, but this small segment of a generation does not represents the whole generation.

Second, the way we hear about the complaints and the behaviours of young generations seems like bit exaggerated. Most of the older people will complain about the other kids on the neibourhood while they think that their kids are quite polite and gentle. This shows how this negative mentality has created this propaganda.

In summary, I believe that the present generation is as polite as our previous generation was. The perspective and way of life might have changed but the very true nature and quality or human are still intact in our new generation.