The listening content totally refutes the reading passage in the benefits of high taxes on cigarettes. To begin with, the author says that high taxes can discourage people from indulging in unhealthy behaviors. However, the speaker asserts that the high taxes on cigarettes can lead people to be healthy. She says that some people smoke lots of cigarettes so that if the cigarettes are too expensive that they cannot afford, they probably turn to buy some loaw-quality cigarettes which are harmful to people. For example, people usually buy some unhealthy food since they are cheap, and they do not care about how harmful they are.
The second point is that the reading thinks that the high taxes are financially fair. Likewise, the speaker points out the fact that it is not fair since the high taxes do not take into account income. Spending money on high taxes is a great expense for people of low income, as food taxes. It creates a greater burden for people of low income than the people of high income.
Finally, the author suggests that high taxes can increase lots of revenue for the government which can use this money to benefit the public welfare. Nevertheless, the speaker argues that the high rate taxation is the huge amount of money that the government would not want to lose so that they would allow people to smoke in the public, such as the park. As a result, although the government can attain this money to build some new public facilities, it would cause some serious problems for people who live there.
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
finally, however, if, likewise, nevertheless, second, so, for example, such as, as a result, to begin with
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 10.0 10.4613686534 96% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 9.0 5.04856512141 178% => OK
Conjunction : 1.0 7.30242825607 14% => More conjunction wanted.
Relative clauses : 15.0 12.0772626932 124% => OK
Pronoun: 24.0 22.412803532 107% => OK
Preposition: 28.0 30.3222958057 92% => OK
Nominalization: 4.0 5.01324503311 80% => OK
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1266.0 1373.03311258 92% => OK
No of words: 265.0 270.72406181 98% => OK
Chars per words: 4.77735849057 5.08290768461 94% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.03470204552 4.04702891845 100% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.32140196527 2.5805825403 90% => OK
Unique words: 131.0 145.348785872 90% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.494339622642 0.540411800872 91% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 390.6 419.366225166 93% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.55342163355 97% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 4.0 3.25607064018 123% => OK
Article: 7.0 8.23620309051 85% => OK
Subordination: 3.0 1.25165562914 240% => Less adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 1.0 1.51434878587 66% => OK
Preposition: 1.0 2.5761589404 39% => More preposition wanted as sentence beginning.
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 12.0 13.0662251656 92% => OK
Sentence length: 22.0 21.2450331126 104% => OK
Sentence length SD: 41.6282322736 49.2860985944 84% => OK
Chars per sentence: 105.5 110.228320801 96% => OK
Words per sentence: 22.0833333333 21.698381199 102% => OK
Discourse Markers: 8.83333333333 7.06452816374 125% => OK
Paragraphs: 3.0 4.09492273731 73% => More paragraphs wanted.
Language errors: 0.0 4.19205298013 0% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 6.0 4.33554083885 138% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 5.0 4.45695364238 112% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 1.0 4.27373068433 23% => More facts, knowledge or examples wanted.
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?
Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.0 0.272083759551 0% => The similarity between the topic and the content is low.
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0 0.0996497079465 0% => Sentence topic similarity is low.
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0 0.0662205650399 0% => Sentences are similar to each other.
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.0 0.162205337803 0% => Maybe some paragraphs are off the topic.
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0 0.0443174109184 0% => Paragraphs are similar to each other. Some content may get duplicated or it is not exactly right on the topic.
automated_readability_index: 12.1 13.3589403974 91% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 57.61 53.8541721854 107% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 5.55761589404 56% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 10.7 11.0289183223 97% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 10.44 12.2367328918 85% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 7.71 8.42419426049 92% => OK
difficult_words: 50.0 63.6247240618 79% => More difficult words wanted.
linsear_write_formula: 11.0 10.7273730684 103% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.8 10.498013245 103% => OK
text_standard: 11.0 11.2008830022 98% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Minimum four paragraphs wanted. The correct pattern:
para 1: introduction
para 2: doubt 1
para 3: doubt 2
para 4: doubt 3
Less contents wanted from the reading passages(25%), more content wanted from the lecture (75%).
Don't need a conclusion paragraph.
Read sample essays from ETS:
It is not exactly right on the topic in the view of e-grader. Maybe there is a wrong essay topic.
Rates: 3.33333333333 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 1.0 Out of 30
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