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Published on: 15 Nov 2018
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
Percentage of UK people who consumed daily recommended amount of fruit and vegetable in 2002, 2006 and 2010.
Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.
You should write at least 150 words.
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In recent years, the family structure has changed, as well as family roles. What are the changes occurring? Do you think these changes are positive or negative?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
You should write at least 250 words.
The chart illustrates the proportion of expenditure of British people on a rate of fruit and vegetables in three years.
At first glance, it is clear that the percentage of women consuming was highest, while fruit and vegetable are consumed lowest by children. Especially, this food is consumed by men, which did not change significantly over the period.
In 2002, 25% of women ate fruit and vegetable, which was higher than 22% of men. Over the following four years, the percentage of men and women consumed on this food, increased 28% and 32% respectively. However, there was a slight decline in the figure for expenditure men and women, just approximately 5% in 2010.
In term of children, consuming 11% on food in the first year, which figure is witnessed an upward trend in 2006, at 16%. By 2010, however, the percentage of children consuming on fruit and vegetable has decreased marginally by 14%.
In the past few decades, the patterns of a family have greatly diversified. There are some changes regarding its organization and members’ role; and in my opinion, these changes can be seen as a progress.
Families at present have undergone two main differences compared to the past.First, the structure of a nuclear family now can have more than one breadwinner, who normally is the father.This is because in the modern world, only a few jobs could secure the stability of single-earner families, which forces both parents to be the financial supporters. Second, the trend that parents exchange their roles has become more common. As the result of women’s protest for their rights, mothers now have equal opportunities for education and work, which allows the other spouse to assume responsibility as a stay-at-home parent to take care of the children and the housework.
From my perspective, those changes in the family’s structure and parental roles are positive for a number of reasons. That both parents can become the breadwinners would ensure the stable finance of a family, which not only directly eases the burden that the father have to bear in order to support the whole family but also enables the mother to pursue her dream job. From another angle, it is an upward step that people are at liberty to do what they like and what they are good at. Women can follow their dream and stabilize her family financial status if they are better at work than their husbands.
In conclusion, I think the changes occurring to a family’s hierarchy and members’ responsibilities are a positive step toward a better world.