北美考试院 托福写作组 马锦雯
Integrated Writing Task
3、找到了一些铁矿石（grains of magnetite）, 地球上也有类似的物质，用来定位使用；
3. 火星磁场弱，导航没用，不太可能是magnetite,所以只能是non-living source.
The Independent Task
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement?
Nowadays, parents can learn more from children than children can learn from parents.
Parents today are more involved in children’s education than ever before and all desperately want their children to be successful in the future. Consequently, there is a heated debate aroused regarding whether parents learn more from their children than their children learn more from them. Some may argue that parents can learn more from their kids. While, as far as I am concerned, parents can always teach kids something no matter how old they are.
Admittedly, when it comes to advanced knowledge and skills, parents usually learn more from their children, because with the development of science and technology, knowledge has also update. But parents probably cannot keep up with the currents due to the deficiency of learning ability. Conversely, children not only get latest knowledge from school but also get in touch with the new things. Therefore, in the term of exploring new things such as Internet slang or popular applications, children can teach their parents such as messaging their parents some image macros or assisting them to download those new applications.
First and foremost, parents act as a mirror of the children. So, they will unconsciously influence their kids and help them mold moral values, especially in formative years. Indeed, students learn those virtues from school, but in most cases, they just acquire the knowledge in book and have no idea about how to put them into practice. Thus, most of the time kids observe their parents’ behavior and they will do the same when they meet the same thing. For instance, kids usually make lots of mistakes such as breaking the toys or lying to their parents. When those things happen, if parents set the right example for children like forgiving their misbehavior and guiding them to rectify the mistake patiently, children will learn how to forgive and move on in a positive way.
In addition, children, even after they become adults, do turn to their parents for help or suggestion when they encounter some difficulties in workplace. After all, parents have accumulated more experience, resulting in preventing kids from falling into traps. In most cases, the feeling of awkwardness usually occurs because young adults, as the rookie, don't know how to adapt the new environment, how to communicate with their workmates and how to blend in the team. Meanwhile, in current fierce competition, they also need to deal with tight schedule which would lead to tremendous pressure. In this circumstance, due to the fact that parents already experienced the same situation, they can provide some practical suggestions such as they can spend their leisure time with colleagues to have dinner or they can engage in more social activities to extend interpersonal relationship. Therefore, children could gain a lot from their parents.
Based on the above discussion, both parents and children do can gain new stuff from each other. However, even children grow up and become mature, they still can learn more from their parents owing to the fact that parents went through similar situations and have more experience.