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[Andrea T] Writing Practice Test 27656

Task 1

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.

Writing Task 1

This report descibes the daily recommended consumption of fruit and vegetable among British men, women, and children in 2002, 2006, and 2010.

Looking at the picture, we can notice that recommended consumption trend is not constant becuase it increased in 2006 compared to 2002, but it decreased in 2010 compared to 2006. We can also notice that women are the category that mostly consume recommend amount of fruit and vegetable among categories mentioned above.

About the recommended consumption trend, the highest level has been reached in 2006, when the 32% of women, the 26% of men, and the 18% of children, consumed the recommended dosage. The lowest rate has been reached in 2002, when the 25% of women, the 22% of men, and the 11% of children, consumed the recommended dose. The 2010 amount is slightly higher than the 2002 one and relatively lower than the 2006 one.

About the trend related to recommended consumption by categories, women are the category that mostly followed recommandations. Recommandations has been followed by the 32% of women in 2006, 26% of them in 2010, and 25% in 2002. Men are placed second in this ranking in all years reported in the graph and children are placed last.

Task 2

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

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.

Family is the first form of society we deal with, which transfers to us the first education and the main values that we bring with us for the rest of our lifes. However, family structure is not anymore as before, and its role seems different too. These changes are mainly related to physical closeness of family members that is becoming progressively farder, causing some disvantages about caring of kids and older family members.

In order to better understand these changes, we need to talk about current family members. While in the past families were usually composed of three generations, grandparents, parents, and children, now granparents tend to live on their own. The concept of family has changed because new couples want more privacy and to be the only responsable about children education. Moreover, it's becoming frequent that children move abroad during their adult phase. This happens sometimes in order to look for better job opportunities, other times in order to find the right place for theirselves.

These changes caused some disvantages mainly about caring of children and old parents. Becuase grandparents don't live anymore with their grandchildren, and considering that parents usually work, the care of children becomes a problem. Parents often have to leave children in nurseries or employing a babysitter. Because adult children don't live anymore in the same city of parents, sons and dauthers can not take care of old parents, who remain alone. Old parents usually need home cares in order to survive.

Thus, I believe that this changes are the natural conseguence of world evolution and globalization, however we need to be aware of their disvantages in order to confront to them as better as possible.

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