Hello Burak, welcome to our forum and many thanks for sharing your thoughts on private car ownership. Since every privately owned car is parked more than 92% of the time more cars don’t make any sense. As a matter of fact, it’s impossible for every person on the planet to own and park their car at the same time. That’s why more and more cities are becoming car-free: Car-Free cities in Europa | english.best
Hi! It’s great to see a valuable comment that fast. It was a TOEFL question, and I thought any possible answer which makes sense and answers the question would be fine. Am I wrong?
You are right, when it comes to taking the TOEFL test pretty much any answer that is coherent is acceptable. However, it’s much more interesting and useful to engage in a discussion and exchange ideas than merely composing an essay, wouldn’t you agree?
Yeah, I agree with you on that! But I’ve to ask this: What would you give me on that essay out of 30?
I think it will depend on the country which we are talking about. I mean, countries like US has much land and less people living in it. It takes 1 hour to go suburbs from the city downtown. I don’t think the car numbers on the road will decrease in order to prevent global warming… Even cars which uses electricity is on the rise, and I suppose 20 years later will be electiricity cars’ decade.
But crowded cities like NY, London, Istanbul etc. will probably provide more efficient ways to transport. Because if population will grow more than land or opportunities will grow, city ministers would like to provide better service to crowded people to make their lives easier. And they will have to. So I assume their public transportation even will become better.
And European cities… They are built more smaller areas than US built. They have less distance of commute and they reach better to their destinations. So maybe European cities will have less cars on the road. But who knows? Electricity cars which invented by using new technology are on the rise and they might take great part in European cities’ roads too!
Out of 30 I would probably give you 25. As for the future of cars, I’m convinced that private car ownership has already passed its peak and will soon start to decline for a variety of reasons. Now, please tell us a little bit more about yourself. Where are you from and what are your plans for 2020?
Thanks! I want to improve this about 27-28 in 2 weeks. What would your advices be?
I’m 5th-year-old medical student in Turkey. I’m taking US Medical licensing examinatios, actually took on of them. Heading over to be a resident in US. I want to do clinical internships in US at 2020 and gain a lot experience for my future career. Internship programs require 108, that’s why I’m planning to take TOEFL in 1 month,
Enough about me, where are you from and what are your “new year’s resolutions?”
Please note that advice is an uncountable noun. Also, why are those scores so important to you? What you think and write is so much more important than any formal standard because AI-driven systems will soon be able to compose beautiful and error-free essays. However, machines will never be able to apply critical thinking and exchange genuine thoughts with other human beings. Those are the capabilities and skills you should be focusing one. As for my “new year’s resolutions” one of them is to build a team of content creators and digital entrepreneurs.
Thanks! Actually, I’m on your side. I predict and hope AI will rise even medical stuff will be more easy to understand and interpret; but critical thinking won’t lose it’s significance. Most important difference between human mind and AI is exchanging ideas and creating things that have never been done with these ideas; with using critical thinking.
But I need scores because universities requires it to accept to their programs That’s why these scores are important to me.
I wish you the best in the new year!
Hello Burak, welcome to our forum, it’s great to see you have you on board. I think your essay writing skills are already very good and you can improve them even more by listening to podcasts and writing summaries on what you hear. You can post your summaries here on the forum if you like and we will give you feedback. It’s always better to learn together as a community than on your own.
Hi! That’s a pretty appealing offer! It’s great to see people like you. Absolutely I’ll post my essays on the forum. Thanks!
Burak, I’ve just found out that Turkey has designed and developed its first electric car called ‘TOGG’. It looks very good and already comes with level 2 autonomous driving. Mass production is scheduled to start in 2022 with pre-orders already placed. Are you aware of this? I was not and am truly impressed!
Yeah, I become aware. Hope it would be beneficial to or economy!
Buses are cars though.
Hi Winnie, welcome to our forum. Why would you say buses are cars?
Here is my essay, can you please give me your feedback and advise to improve writing skills? Thanks in advance
Technology is one of the essential achievements of humanity because it facilitates our daily lives. Cars are one of these technological inventions since the nineteenth century. In my opinion, within twenty years, cars’ intensity will be larger than today. I feel that way because of two reasons that I will discuss in the following essay.
First of all, twenty years from now, there is no doubt that our life will be more advanced, so there will be more companies. The more companies the country has, the more jobs it offers for its people. As a result, considerable opportunities will be available for people who will require cars to avoid arriving late due to transportation crowd. For instance, about 20 years ago, I was living in Cairo with my family. I started a new job in a civil engineering company, but the number of people who worked there was only fifteen. It was a small company, and only two or three of its employees had cars until 2007, when it became a large one. During that period of time, the number of laborers increased to a hundred, and most of them have their own vehicles. Moreover, many friends of mine have cars nowadays than before due to their new jobs.
Secondly, number of cars will increase more in the future because of the widespread of building new institutions and libraries every year. Universities have a lot of people working as teachers, workers and students, and most of them possess their vehicles, so they can reach their destinations easily. Therefore, in the future, due to the increase in literacy and knowledge, more colleges and libraries will be constructed by governments. My personal experience is a compelling example of this. When I was a child, our city had only one university, where limited number of students went to learn science and engineering, besides, few of them had old models cars. On the other hand, nowadays, the city has 10 universities and two sophisticated libraries where a tremendous amount of people come to study and gain knowledge. Consequently, car numbers increased a lot today more than in the past, which indicates a continuous rise in the future.
In conclusion, cars will be more in the future twenty years because of the increase in companies and career opportunities, in addition to the spread of knowledge, which will be represented in establishing new institutions and libraries. This growth of city size will lead most people to own cars.
Hello Roaa, welcome to our forum and many thanks for sharing your essay. I understand all of what you want to say which I find is the most important criteria when it comes to writing. Before I can give you any advice on how to improve your writing skills I would need to get more information about you and your situation. Why exactly do you want to improve your writing skills and how do you measure your progress?
PS: At any rate saying ‘hello’ when you join a community is a great idea, wouldn’t you agree?
Hello, Mr. Torsten. Thanks for your reply, and I am so sorry about this mistake. Nowadays, I am preparing for TOEFL in order to pursue my graduate study in educational policy. I am going to take the TOEFL test within a month. I really need a score of 100, and I don’t know how to get it, especially in speaking and writing. Regarding my progress measurement, I started to read some English books where I gained some vocabulary and felt some overall progress in English. In addition, I have already begun studying for TOEFL since one month ago, so I noticed progress in listening and reading.
I will be very grateful if you give me your advice.
Roaa, if you are really interested in studying educational policy you can do so even without enrolling in overrated expensive university programs. The question is are you ‘studying for the TOEFL’ or are you passionate about education? If you really want to know how what the future of education will look like you should learn about things like Micro Credentials v. Traditional Degrees | english.best
Thanks for your recommendation, I will explore this. I have already applied for a master’s degree in my country, and I am supposed to send English scores next June, they want 22 in writing. But I will apply abroad as well for 2021. I graduated from physics major, but I am very interested in education development in my country. I worked for more than a year in jobs related to educational leadership to get a good experience. Therefore, my next step is to study what I want and participate in the research. Therefore, I study for the TOEFL to apply for a variety range of universities, including high ranked ones.