Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Playing computer games is a waste of time. Children should not be allowed to play them.
Technological advances have changed humans' lives. The way in which people communicate, learn and entertain is very different from those of a few decades ago. Computer games have become very popular among the younger generations. As a result, there is a discussion over the consequences of playing video games for long periods. Some people consider that is a waste of time and parents should not allow their kids to play them. However, some others have an opposite view believing that computer games are good. I believe that children do not have to spend many hours playing them because they have to develop social abilities and physical health.
To begin, children need to improve their physical health. Nowadays, they are leading with healthiness problems. For that reason, they should practise some sports such as running, in order to not have problems with obesity or sedentary lifestyle. Besides, a healthy life will prevent them to suffer several diseases in the future, for instance heart diseases. On the other hand, if young people spend a long time in front of a computer screen, this may cause some vision problems or other irreparable damages. Therefore, parents should convince them to play computer games, but in a limited time.
The second argument against allowing children playing computer games is that they need to develop social skills. Computer games make them introverts due to the time they prefer to dedicate to is bigger than share with family or friends. Therefore, they need to interact with other humans outside their home. As a consequence, they should socialize, improve their social skills and make friends. This will help them in their future, for example during their professional life.
Additionally, the youth who have played several hours a day tend to have academic problems. Studies shown that they have problems with attendance as well as sleeping in the class and other disruptive and hostile behaviors.
To conclude, the younger generations should not be allowed to play computer games for long periods of time. Sitting in front of a computer screen can cause healthy problems or make them introverts. They need to develop social and physical skills. In fact, playing with control will not have negative consequences in their future.
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- Summarize the main points made in the lecture that just heard, discussing how they cast doubt on points made in the reading. You can refer to the reading passage as you write(Extracted from the Complete guid to the TOEFL test, Practice test 2, Integrated 3
Transition Words or Phrases used:
besides, but, however, if, may, second, so, therefore, well, for example, for instance, in fact, such as, as a result, as well as, on the other hand
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 8.0 15.1003584229 53% => More to be verbs wanted.
Auxiliary verbs: 14.0 9.8082437276 143% => OK
Conjunction : 12.0 13.8261648746 87% => OK
Relative clauses : 8.0 11.0286738351 73% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 33.0 43.0788530466 77% => OK
Preposition: 45.0 52.1666666667 86% => OK
Nominalization: 4.0 8.0752688172 50% => More nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1918.0 1977.66487455 97% => OK
No of words: 370.0 407.700716846 91% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.18378378378 4.8611393121 107% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.38581623665 4.48103885553 98% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.54114426409 2.67179642975 95% => OK
Unique words: 185.0 212.727598566 87% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.5 0.524837075471 95% => OK
syllable_count: 586.8 618.680645161 95% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.51630824373 106% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 8.0 9.59856630824 83% => OK
Article: 5.0 3.08781362007 162% => OK
Subordination: 3.0 3.51792114695 85% => OK
Conjunction: 1.0 1.86738351254 54% => OK
Preposition: 5.0 4.94265232975 101% => OK
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 24.0 20.6003584229 117% => OK
Sentence length: 15.0 20.1344086022 74% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 27.6585078331 48.9658058833 56% => The essay contains lots of sentences with the similar length. More sentence varieties wanted.
Chars per sentence: 79.9166666667 100.406767564 80% => OK
Words per sentence: 15.4166666667 20.6045352989 75% => OK
Discourse Markers: 6.16666666667 5.45110844103 113% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.53405017921 110% => OK
Language errors: 0.0 5.5376344086 0% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 12.0 11.8709677419 101% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 8.0 3.85842293907 207% => Less negative sentences wanted.
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 4.0 4.88709677419 82% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?
Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.319775663422 0.236089414692 135% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0987756664351 0.076458572812 129% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0951348554278 0.0737576698707 129% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.198560866272 0.150856017488 132% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0765673220515 0.0645574589148 119% => OK
automated_readability_index: 10.7 11.7677419355 91% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 56.25 58.1214874552 97% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 6.10430107527 51% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 9.1 10.1575268817 90% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 12.47 10.9000537634 114% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 7.88 8.01818996416 98% => OK
difficult_words: 82.0 86.8835125448 94% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 6.5 10.002688172 65% => OK
gunning_fog: 8.0 10.0537634409 80% => OK
text_standard: 8.0 10.247311828 78% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Rates: 73.3333333333 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 22.0 Out of 30
Note: the e-grader does NOT examine the meaning of words and ideas. VIP users will receive further evaluations by advanced module of e-grader and human graders.