Topic: In general, people are living longer now. Discuss the causes of this phenomenon. Use specific reasons and details to develop your essay.
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Many researches have shown that people now have longer life expectancy. There are some reasons that can explain this phenomenon.
First of all, thanks to the development of health science, people are able to live longer. In the past, there were many diseases which could not be cured, caused the death of thousands of adults and children all over the world. For example, before finding the best ways of treatments, tuberculosis had killed a lot of people. Nowadays, many health studies have been researched, and numerous of experiments have been conducted. Therefore, the scientists have found the best methodology to treat a large number of diseases. Moreover, with the help of advance devices and machines, the doctors are able to diagnose the illness at a very early stage. This makes them easily have effective therapies, and the patients can recover quickly.
Furthermore, people are having more nutritionally balanced food. Along with the development of our society, the material lives of humans have reached higher standards than ever before. A few of decades ago, in many countries, people were not provided with enough food; however, today, they not only escaped from the starvation, but they also have high-quality meals. Additionally, many universities and institutes have published their studies which suggest people what to eat that ensures our body will be supplied with sufficient vitamins and minerals. A lot of people have followed their advice; and they are having better health conditions that help them enjoy their lives longer.
Finally, people are taking part in many healthy activities. In early morning, they do exercise and other physical activities, like jogging or running. Moreover, they often go to beach for swimming in the summer, or enjoy many interesting games, such as skiing, in the winter. These help them burn the excessive energy in their bodies; and also are able to prevent some dangerous diseases, such as obese, and make people feel healthier.
All in all, because of the achievements in science, balanced meals and useful activities that people enjoy, they now are living longer than in the past.
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TOEFL listening lectures: A university lecture by a professor of Social History