The trend towards smaller family units and households is a positive development.
To what extent do you agree with this statement?
The sentences below are taken from a student’s answer to the task above. For each of 1-6, choose which one you think is better for an academic text. The first one has been done for you.
a. In loads of countries, families are getting smaller and kids move far away from their mom and dad when they leave home.
b. In many countries, family size is decreasing and young people move far away from their parents when they leave home.✓
(B uses formal vocabulary: decreasing, young people, parents)