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Topic: essay-ielts
Posted: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 11:44:14 AM
Thank you very much for your generous help. God bless you.
Topic: essay-ielts
Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 2:29:14 PM
I can't thank you enough, dear FounDit.

Is the following any better? The changes are emboldened.

In recent times, population growth has resulted in more demands for housing. It is often argued that extra homes have to be built in the countryside where more space is available, while others disagree. I believe that the environment must be protected and expansion into the countryside be considered only as a last resort and under certain conditions.

Construction in the countryside would in fact result in many problems for humans and animals alike, such as air pollution and the disruption of ecosystems, which are the root cause of many other problems. For example, in Delhi most of the countryside was destroyed in order to build new apartments, and now it has not only lost much of its biodiversity, but it has also turned into the most polluted city in India. Moreover, the countryside is a peaceful shelter for many city dwellers who need fresh air and relief from the stress and anxiety caused by city life. If this amenity is destroyed, the quality of these people’s lives would be yet more compromised.

That said, citizens need accommodation for living, but there is very little space left in big cities and metropolises, which are crammed with high-rises and small apartment buildings. Although this can be overcome by building new apartments around the cities and in surrounding villages, I argue governments must look for other environmentally-friendly solutions. For instance, the residents of rural areas and less populated cities must be encouraged, through incentives and facilities, not to migrate to already over-populated cities. Nonetheless, if human encroachment into the nature is inevitable, measures should be taken to reverse the damage by creating green spaces inside the cities, such as parks, and green growth on the tops of buildings where feasible.

The destruction of the countryside should not be taken as the easy option, as it will overall bring about more drawbacks than benefits if we recklessly lose our green lands to the unstoppable human demand for housing, hence the need for more nature-based solutions.
Topic: essay-ielts
Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 1:18:20 PM
Thank you ever so much.

Here is the next draft, please.

In recent times, population growth has resulted in more demands for housing. It is often argued that extra homes have to be built in the countryside where more space is available, while others disagree. I believe that the environment must be protected and expansion into the countryside considered only as a last resort and under certain conditions.

Construction in the countryside would in fact result in many problems for humans, such as air pollution and traffic congestion, which are the cause of many health problems. For example, in Delhi most of the countryside was destroyed in order to build new apartments, and now it is the most polluted city in India. Moreover, the countryside is a peaceful shelter for many city dwellers who need fresh air and relief from the stress and anxiety caused by city life. If this amenity is destroyed, the quality of these people’s lives would be yet more compromised.

That said, citizens need accommodation for living but there is very little place left in big cities and metropolises, which are crammed with high-rises and small apartment buildings. Although this can be overcome by building new apartments around the cities and in villages, I argue governments must look for other environmentally-friendly solutions. For instance, the residents of overcrowded urban areas must be encouraged, through incentives, to move to less populated cities, where there are already enough vacant residences. Otherwise/alternatively, if human encroachment into the nature is inevitable, measures should be taken instead to create green spaces inside the cities, such as parks, and green growth on the tops of buildings where feasible.

The destruction of the countryside should not be taken as the easy option, as it will overall bring about more drawbacks than benefits. What would our life look like if we recklessly lost our green lands to the unstoppable human demand for housing? Would we still enjoy a 'green' planet?
Topic: essay-ielts
Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 4:54:41 AM
Here is the revised edition, based on your feedback. I would appreciate it if you could have look at it and let me know if it is still contradictory.


In recent times, population growth has resulted in more demands for housing. It is often argued that extra homes have to be built in the countryside where more space is available, while others disagree. I believe that the environment must be protected and considered only as a last resort.

Construction in the countryside would in fact result in many problems for humans, such as air pollution and traffic congestion, which are the cause of many health problems. For example, in Delhi most of the countryside was destroyed in order to build new apartments, and now it is the most polluted city in India. Moreover, the countryside is a peaceful shelter for many city dwellers who need fresh air and relief from the stress and anxiety caused by city life. If this amenity is destroyed, the quality of these people’s lives would be yet more compromised.


That said, citizens need accommodation for living and there is very little place left in big cities and metropolises, which are crammed with high-rises and small apartment buildings. Although this can be overcome by building new apartments around the cities and in villages, I argue governments must look for other environmentally-friendly solutions. For instance, the residents of overcrowded urban areas must be encouraged, through incentives, to move to less populated cities, where there are already enough residences. As a long-term solution, governments must also keep populations in control so that there would be a balance between the existing living space and housing demand.



In conclusion, the destruction of the countryside should not be taken as the easy option, as it will bring about more drawbacks than benefits. It, as a temporary solution, will just deteriorate the conditions; where would the next target of destruction be after we lost our green lands to the unstoppable human demand for housing?
Topic: essay-ielts
Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 4:39:18 AM
Thank you very much for your very constructive feedback.

How should I realize whether it's a possessive construction (human's demand) or an adjunct noun (human demand)?

Topic: essay-ielts
Posted: Thursday, February 18, 2021 2:57:48 PM
Would you please check my IELTS essay? It is just personal practice, not homework.

In many places, new homes are needed, but the only space available for building them is in the countryside. Some people believe it is more important to protect the countryside and not build new homes there. What is your opinion about this? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

My answer:

In recent times, population growth has resulted in more demands for housing. It is often argued that extra homes have to be built in the countryside where more space is available, while others disagree. I believe that the environment must be protected at all costs.

To begin with, citizens need accommodation for living and there is no place left in the big cities. This can be overcome by building new apartments around the cities and in villages. According to research, in order to maintain mental health, it is very important to own a spacy and private place for living. The cities are also already crammed with high-rises and small apartment buildings. However, I argue that the governments must look for other environmentally-friendly solutions. For instance, the residents of overcrowded urban areas must be encouraged, through incentives, to move to less populated cities, where there are already enough residences. As a long-term solution, governments must also keep populations in control so that there would be a balance between the existing living space and housing demand.

Constructions in the countryside would in fact result in many problems for humans such as air pollution and traffic congestion, which are the cause of many health problems. For example, in Delhi most of the countryside was destroyed in order to build new apartments and now it is the most polluted city in India. Moreover, the countryside is a peaceful shelter for many city dwellers who need to take fresh air and relive their stress and anxiety caused by the city life. If this amenity is destroyed, the quality of these people’s life would be yet more compromised.

In conclusion, the destruction of the countryside should not be taken as the easy option as it will bring about more drawbacks than benefits. It, as a temporary solution, will just deteriorate the conditions; where would be the next target of destruction after we lost our green lands to the unstoppable humans’ demand for housing?
Topic: Education
Posted: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 2:38:50 PM
Is it educational infrastructure or education infrastructure?
Topic: ilk
Posted: Friday, December 18, 2020 8:19:24 AM
Thank you very much, thar.

I came across that in a paper written by a non-native Applied Linguistics professor. It seems weird why such educated people still make such mistakes in usage after using English in academic contexts for more than 30 years!
Topic: ilk
Posted: Friday, December 18, 2020 6:54:38 AM
Thirdly, the present study adopted a ‘comparison group’ design for the reasons mentioned earlier. Future
studies of the ilk are suggested to employ ‘control group’ design if they wish to replicate the current study.


Is 'ilk' an appropriate word to be used in an academic research paper?
Topic: is
Posted: Friday, December 18, 2020 6:22:10 AM
What about the commas?