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[Salhah M] Writing Practice Test 59773

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

The bar chart illustrates the amount of fruit and vegetable consumed by men, women, and children in the UK between 2002 and 2010.

Overall, women’s fruits and vegetable consumption recorded the highest percentage while children consumed the smallest amount among all. Men, women, and kids reached the highest percentage in the middle of the period.

Women consumed 25% of recommended fruit and vegetable in 2002 which been higher than men by 3%. The rate grew to reach the highest percentage in the chart by recording 32% in 2006 and got downward dramatically to 26% at the end of the period.

Men's fruit and vegetable intake was 22% in 2002 and increased to hit to the highest rate in 2006 by recording 26%, however, this percentage still lower than women's intake by 6%. It got lower by two percent in 2010 which is the same decrease in children's consumption. On the other hand, children's intake was 11%in 2002 and it reached the highest percentages as men and women in 2006 by recording 18%, but still the lower rate among consumers. Children's consumption hit the lowest point by 16% in 2010.

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.

No one can deny that family is the first block to build a society and a strong family means a strong society as a result. Life has changed in many aspects and the form and role of the family are not an exception. I think that most of the changes have a negative influence on societies and its pros are far less, so this essay is discussing the changes and the negative consequences of these changes.

After the massive changes the world gone through due to mass media, work style, and living style, there are deep and shallow changes in families around the globe. First, the family’s form in most societies is shifting from extended family - family that has three generations or more live together or close- to small family - family that consists only parents and children. Second, there is a change in the number of kids, since most parents tend to have only one or two kids now. So, it is common to see a whole generation grow with no uncle or aunts. Besides, in the past extended family used to live together in a house or at least close to each other, consequently, this style of living gives children a safe and protected environment to play and communicate with kids in their age. In addition, the relationship between adults was stronger which give individual benefits of getting help from other members whenever got in any hardships such as sickness or financial problems. The famiy’s role and style of living have changed dramatically.

There is a huge negative influence on family members and society as well. First, the relationships among family members have changed, it became weaker and weaker. Family members now may see each other only once a year. Furthermore, children do not feel that they have to look after their old parents which used to be an obligation in the past. Secondly, family members missed the support that family used to give in the past which put family members in difficult challenges. For example, more girls now can’t study if they get married early since studying needs much effort and time in the school and at home which they do not have as they have many duties. Third, children have less opportunity to have fun and spend time with kids in their age since they mostly live around unknown neighborhood. These changes affect different family's members.

To sum up, families' role and have been changing in many aspects in most societies, and changes are followed by negative results. Small family tends to be popular and the relationships between families are not strong any more. Younger and olde family members who suffer cannot receive enough support or care.

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