In the past, extended families lived under the same roof. Each family member, for instance grandparents, aunts, cousins, helped in the house tasks. Besides, they shared a similar lifestyle and beliefs. Nowadays, some people believe that this kind of family has greater effect in our life. However, others disagree stating that these are less important now than it was in the past. From my point of view, these members have less influence than once they had some decades or centuries ago.
To begin, most families not live together in the same house. In fact, it is a common feature of our modern society that people do not live close from their parents or grandparents' home. They need to move to other city or countries because of their professional career or social difficulties. Therefore, the distance affects the relationships in a family.
Another reason is that each person has several activities and they do not have enough free time to visit their family. Moreover, in some cases, those who have few free hours because of their busy schedule, prefer to stay at home. As a result, most of isolated family replace with extended family.
The last point that should be mentioned is that there are difficulties to have enough space for extended families, in order to live in them. Currently, buying or renting a big house or apartment for more than ten people is very expensive. In addition, the probability of acquiring an apartment with several rooms and a convenient price is low.
In conclusion, extended family members have less influence in the present. This occurs because people need to leave their city as a result of their professional career. Besides, they lose interest in spend time with extended family members as a consequence of their busy schedule or because they do not live in the same house.
- 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. 73
- TOEFL TPO 12 - Integrated Writing Task 83
- 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. 60
- Private collectors have been selling and buying fossils, the petrified remains of ancient organisms, ever since the eighteenth century. In recent years, however, the sale of fossils, particularly of dinosaurs and other large vertebrates, has grown into a 90
- Dinosaurs 75
Transition Words or Phrases used:
besides, however, if, moreover, so, therefore, for instance, in addition, in conclusion, in fact, kind of, as a result, in some cases
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 9.0 15.1003584229 60% => More to be verbs wanted.
Auxiliary verbs: 3.0 9.8082437276 31% => OK
Conjunction : 10.0 13.8261648746 72% => OK
Relative clauses : 7.0 11.0286738351 63% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 30.0 43.0788530466 70% => OK
Preposition: 42.0 52.1666666667 81% => OK
Nominalization: 8.0 8.0752688172 99% => OK
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1522.0 1977.66487455 77% => OK
No of words: 307.0 407.700716846 75% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 4.95765472313 4.8611393121 102% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.18585898806 4.48103885553 93% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.55867287137 2.67179642975 96% => OK
Unique words: 164.0 212.727598566 77% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.534201954397 0.524837075471 102% => OK
syllable_count: 485.1 618.680645161 78% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.51630824373 106% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 7.0 9.59856630824 73% => OK
Article: 3.0 3.08781362007 97% => OK
Subordination: 1.0 3.51792114695 28% => OK
Conjunction: 0.0 1.86738351254 0% => OK
Preposition: 8.0 4.94265232975 162% => OK
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 19.0 20.6003584229 92% => OK
Sentence length: 16.0 20.1344086022 79% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 27.817171205 48.9658058833 57% => The essay contains lots of sentences with the similar length. More sentence varieties wanted.
Chars per sentence: 80.1052631579 100.406767564 80% => OK
Words per sentence: 16.1578947368 20.6045352989 78% => OK
Discourse Markers: 7.0 5.45110844103 128% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.53405017921 110% => OK
Language errors: 0.0 5.5376344086 0% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 4.0 11.8709677419 34% => More positive sentences wanted.
Sentences with negative sentiment : 7.0 3.85842293907 181% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 8.0 4.88709677419 164% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?
Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.184365753576 0.236089414692 78% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0610107984758 0.076458572812 80% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0678977308528 0.0737576698707 92% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.09813349706 0.150856017488 65% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0711935952387 0.0645574589148 110% => OK
automated_readability_index: 10.0 11.7677419355 85% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 55.24 58.1214874552 95% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 6.10430107527 51% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 9.5 10.1575268817 94% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 11.19 10.9000537634 103% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 7.98 8.01818996416 100% => OK
difficult_words: 69.0 86.8835125448 79% => More difficult words wanted.
linsear_write_formula: 5.5 10.002688172 55% => Linsear_write_formula is low.
gunning_fog: 8.4 10.0537634409 84% => OK
text_standard: 10.0 10.247311828 98% => OK
What are above readability scores?
We are expecting: No. of Words: 350 while No. of Different Words: 200
Rates: 60.0 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 18.0 Out of 30
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