because (of )， since, for, as, due to, owing to, result in (from)， on account of, as a result of, for the reason, consequently, as a consequence, accordingly, therefore, hence, consequently.。.
instead, yet, however, whereas, nevertheless, in contrast, but, rather than, conversely, otherwise, on the contrary, likewise, similarly, in the same way, like, on the other hand.。.
such as, for example, for instance, take...as an example, a case in point, namely, that is, like.。.
in the first place, first of all, to begin with, initially, finally, to start with, what is more, furthermore, moreover, next, for another, besides, in addition to, first and foremost, last but not least.。.
on the whole, to sum up, to conclude, in summary, in a word, on a large scale, in brief, in short, as far as I am concerned, to some extent, generally speaking, in a way, to take the idea further, as a rule, in terms of, in a sense.。.
although, even though, in spite of , despite, even though, granted that.。.
at last, immediately, in the meantime, lately, meanwhile, shortly, afterwards, presently, since, temporarily, after, while, when.。.
in (the) front of, in (the) back of, beyond, above, below, inside, outside, beside, on the left (right).。.
As is vividly depicted in the picture, a young mother was holding her litter girl’s hand while three decades later(时间)， the grown-up daughter led her aged mom by(方式) the arm. The one thing(列举) that hasn’t changed is the smiles on(方位) the faces. The picture intends to draw people’s attention to the issue of empty nesters in China。
In recent days(时间)， it is not uncommon to see young people being busy with their all-consuming career while(对比)neglecting to accompany their lonely elderly parents. According to the sixth national census, at least 31 percent of Chinese households with old people are empty nesters. Therefore(因果)， it is high time for due attention to be given to the senior with families live apart from(方位)their offspring. To begin with(次序)， the young should do their best to keep in touch with their parents. Technological developments such as(列举)cell phones, text messaging, and(并列)the internet all allow for increased communication between parents and their children. What’s more(次序)，laws, regulations and criteria regarding services for the elderly should also be improved。
To take the above opinion to an extreme(总结关系)， concerted efforts should be made to solve the issue of empty nesters。