The Salton Sea in California is actually a salty inland lake. The level of salt in the lake's water-what scientists call its salinity-has been increasing steadily for years because the lake's water is evaporating faster than it is being replaced by rainfall or rivers. If the trend continues, the lake's water will soon become so salty that the lake will be unable to support fish and bird populations. The lake would then become essentially a dead zone. Fortunately, there are several ways to reverse the trend that is threatening the lake's health.
The reading discusses the Salton Sea in California are becoming salty so it threatened the life if bird and fish populations. Hence, the author listed three factors to reverse the trend that threatens wildlife. However, the professor finds all the ideas unrealistic and impractical and presents some evidence to refute them.
First, the author points out that they can remove the salt by desalination facilities. In contrast, the professor asserts that it associated with some problems. For example, solid materials remained and they contain some chemicals like selenium that is poisonous. As a result, when humans breath it makes serious health problems for them.
In addition, the author proposes that they can dilute the salt level by entering ocean water to it. On the contrary, the speaker casts doubt on this issue and standing that it requires pipeline and canals for transporting the water of the ocean. but the country does not have this source and the ocean is 1000 kilometer away from the Salton Sea, so it is a very expensive project.
Last but not least, the reading passage mentioned that constructing the wall to divide the Lake to some sections could be a solution. On the other hand, in direct contradiction to the reading, the lecturer claims that it is unlikely to work because the frequent events and the geographical feature of it. It turns out, it is convincing for short while though earthquake destroys the wall and water goes to another section. In conclusion, according to the listening material this argument that we can reverse the process is unwarranted.
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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 5, column 247, Rule ID: UPPERCASE_SENTENCE_START
Message: This sentence does not start with an uppercase letter
...or transporting the water of the ocean. but the country does not have this source a...
Line 5, column 311, Rule ID: CD_NN
Message: Possible agreement error. The noun 'kilometer' seems to be countable, so consider using: 'kilometers'.
... have this source and the ocean is 1000 kilometer away from the Salton Sea, so it is a ve...
Transition Words or Phrases used:
but, first, hence, however, if, so, while, for example, in addition, in conclusion, in contrast, as a result, on the contrary, on the other hand
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 8.0 10.4613686534 76% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 4.0 5.04856512141 79% => OK
Conjunction : 11.0 7.30242825607 151% => OK
Relative clauses : 10.0 12.0772626932 83% => OK
Pronoun: 28.0 22.412803532 125% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 26.0 30.3222958057 86% => OK
Nominalization: 7.0 5.01324503311 140% => OK
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1331.0 1373.03311258 97% => OK
No of words: 262.0 270.72406181 97% => OK
Chars per words: 5.08015267176 5.08290768461 100% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.02323427807 4.04702891845 99% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.69342629186 2.5805825403 104% => OK
Unique words: 159.0 145.348785872 109% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.606870229008 0.540411800872 112% => OK
syllable_count: 401.4 419.366225166 96% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.55342163355 97% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 2.0 3.25607064018 61% => OK
Article: 9.0 8.23620309051 109% => OK
Subordination: 2.0 1.25165562914 160% => OK
Conjunction: 1.0 1.51434878587 66% => OK
Preposition: 7.0 2.5761589404 272% => Less preposition wanted as sentence beginnings.
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 14.0 13.0662251656 107% => OK
Sentence length: 18.0 21.2450331126 85% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 27.080473423 49.2860985944 55% => The essay contains lots of sentences with the similar length. More sentence varieties wanted.
Chars per sentence: 95.0714285714 110.228320801 86% => OK
Words per sentence: 18.7142857143 21.698381199 86% => OK
Discourse Markers: 10.2857142857 7.06452816374 146% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.09492273731 98% => OK
Language errors: 2.0 4.19205298013 48% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 2.0 4.33554083885 46% => More positive sentences wanted.
Sentences with negative sentiment : 8.0 4.45695364238 179% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 4.0 4.27373068433 94% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?
Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.158107135689 0.272083759551 58% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0440246114949 0.0996497079465 44% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0403327885757 0.0662205650399 61% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.0807059306791 0.162205337803 50% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0355594424044 0.0443174109184 80% => OK
automated_readability_index: 11.9 13.3589403974 89% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 61.67 53.8541721854 115% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 5.55761589404 56% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 9.1 11.0289183223 83% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 12.18 12.2367328918 100% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 9.11 8.42419426049 108% => OK
difficult_words: 76.0 63.6247240618 119% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 7.0 10.7273730684 65% => OK
gunning_fog: 9.2 10.498013245 88% => OK
text_standard: 9.0 11.2008830022 80% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Rates: 88.3333333333 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 26.5 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.