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Family members eat fewer meals together / IELTS essay

Today, family members eat fewer meals together.

Why is this?

Is this a positive or negative trend?

For some reason, nowadays, people seldom get together to have meals with their families. Compared with the past, there are some attraction and activities that people think is more important. To support my statement, this essay will interpret my view and related reasons.

In the past, family members were used to having meals together, which was the moment they can communicate with each other. Conversely, now, the communities can use the internet or chatting applications to interact with their parents anytime. Thus, the time to have dinners with the family has declined and relatively is not as precious as before. For instance, young people tend to spend more time hanging out with their peers, naturally, they prefer to eat at a restaurant with them instead of their parents.

On the other hand, the core value of society has transferred. The public regards that it is worth putting any effort into a career and future life rather than the companion of a relationship. Consequently, the working hours have been extended and the time they stay at home has been shortened. Finally, they even eat more meals with their colleagues and friends. To illustrate, in my country, it is necessary to join events or activities that are held by your department, or you will not get a promotion or extra payment.

To conclude, technology makes families can communicate easily, which means family time is not limited at the dining table. Individuals tend to spend more to explore themselves and develop their careers. Overall, I think it is a positive trend, there are still lots of forms to gather with family members.

8 Linking words, meeting the goal of 7 or more 1 Repeated words, meeting the goal of 3 or fewer 0 Mistakes

4 paragraphs 266 words 9 Overall Band Score

COHERENCE AND COHESION: 9.0 9 Structure your answers in logical paragraphs 9 Include an introduction and conclusion 9 Support main points with an explanation and then an example 9 Use cohesive linking words accurately and appropriately 9 Vary your linking phrases using synonyms

LEXICAL RESOURCE: 8.0 8 Try to vary your vocabulary using accurate synonyms 9 Check your work for spelling and word formation mistakes

GRAMMATICAL RANGE: 9.0 9 Use a variety of complex and simple sentences 9 Check your writing for errors

TASK ACHIEVEMENT: 9.0 9 Answer all parts of the question 9 Present and fully explain ideas 9 Support ideas with relevant, specific examples

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