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Increasing the price of petrol is the best way to solve traffic and pollution. What extend do you agree or disagree? What other measures do you think more effective?


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By dinoboy17 - Posted on 04 March 2012

Traffic and pollution are one of the most vital problems in the current century. A lot of governments are trying to implement new policies and create new solutions in order to protect our environment. One of the current existing ideas is to increase the price of petrol. However, the effectiveness of such a measurement is quite questionable.

On one side the society will be forced through soaring petrol prices to use the public transport instead of cars and therefore reduce traffic and pollution. But on the other hand the increasing prices will result in a significant increase in all daily life costs, which may lead to inflation and reduce the quality of life.

Furthermore a lot of people are relying on car on a daily basis where no alternative is available and no public transport is running. These people will have to suffer extremely under the higher petrol price and will be disdavantaged. However, these group of people may be encouraged under these circumstances to use another method of transport like bicycles. These do not cause any pollution and help in improving the well being and health of the society. In some european big cities like Amsterdam a lot of people are using the bicycle as their prefered way of transprtation

Therefore I do not reccommend increasing the price of petrol. I prefer to concentrate in developing car technology to achieve less pollution and rely on other sources of energy that do not harm the environment in the same range as electricity or gas.

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Please tell me what score by Ielts academic

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Sentence: In some european big cities like Amsterdam a lot of people are using the bicycle as their prefered way of transprtation
Error: european Suggestion: No alternate word
Error: transprtation Suggestion: transportation

Sentence: Therefore I do not reccommend increasing the price of petrol.
Error: reccommend Suggestion: recommend

flaws:
No. of Words: 254 350
Sentence-Sentence Coherence: 0.028 0.07

Attribute Value Ideal
Score: 6.0 out of 9.0
Category: Satisfactory Excellent
No. of Grammatical Errors: 0 2
No. of Spelling Errors: 3 2
No. of Sentences: 13 15
No. of Words: 254 350
No. of Characters: 1225 1500
No. of Different Words: 140 200
Fourth Root of Number of Words: 3.992 4.7
Average Word Length: 4.823 4.6
Word Length SD: 2.836 2.4
No. of Words greater than 5 chars: 89 100
No. of Words greater than 6 chars: 64 80
No. of Words greater than 7 chars: 44 40
No. of Words greater than 8 chars: 36 20
Use of Passive Voice (%): 0 0
Avg. Sentence Length: 19.538 21.0
Sentence Length SD: 6.935 7.5
Use of Discourse Markers (%): 0.538 0.12
Sentence-Text Coherence: 0.335 0.35
Sentence-Para Coherence: 0.574 0.50
Sentence-Sentence Coherence: 0.028 0.07
Number of Paragraphs: 4 5

dinoboy17's picture

I thought number of words should be at least 250. Isn't 350 too much?

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250 is the minimum one. 350 is the ideal one.

In other exams like TOEFL or GMAT, it is asked to write 350 words in 30 minutes. while in IELTS writing task 2, it has 40 minutes. so 350 words are not too much.