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You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The graph below shows the number of enquiries received by the Tourist Information Office in one city over a six-month period in 2011.
Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.
You should write at least 150 words.
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Individuals can do nothing to improve the environment; only governments and large companies can make a difference.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
You should write at least 250 words.
The graph illustrates the Tourist Information Office in one city was received the number of inquiries in person, and by letter/email and telephone from January to June in 2011.
Overall, the number of inquiries in person and telephone increased over the following six months, while that of inquiries by letter/email decreased steadily. Moreover, the Tourist Information Office is gotten the best of inquiry by directing to a customer in June.
In January, the figure for inquiries in person initiated over 400 inquiries, which numbers were lower than that for letter/email and telephone. Especially, the inquiries were received by letter/email and telephone that started over 600 and 800 inquiries respectively.
Over the next six months, there was a dramatic rise in the inquiry in person, and reaching a peak at 1900 inquiries in June. At the same time, the number of inquiries by telephone reached a plateau at 1000 inquiry in April and went up gradually at 1600 in June. In contrast, the inquiry by letter/email was gotten that declined steadily during 6 months, and ending almost at 400 inquiries.
Nowadays, environmental protection has become one of the most important issues the public are concerned about. While some people deem that it is the responsibility of the government and big companies to protect the environment because they hold the power and pool the resources necessary while individuals are too feeble to make much effort, I think that every individual can make a difference.
There is an old saying goes as: Constant efforts bring success. This means that individuals did have the capacity to save our motherland if they band together and move towards the same direction. For example, if everyone in China saves one piece of paper every day, nearly a million trees can be saved in one day. Therefore, we must realize the power of each person and shoulder our own responsibility.
Moreover, the most important thing must be the effect on big companies and factories caused by public awareness and habits. Specifically, environmental-friendly behaviors of the public can largely influence the business strategies of big companies. For example, when disposable plastic bags are not popular anymore in the market, the manufacturers will stop their production and find eco-friendly replacements such as fabric bags. Thus, the power of individuals is maximized and makes a big difference.
However, that is not to say we should ignore the responsibility of the government and big companies. Admittedly, in solving some large-scale problems like deforestation and greenhouse effect, the government and big companies should fully harness their technology and power to come up with strategic plans.
In summary, everyone is responsible in protecting our planet. Meanwhile, the government and big companies should shoulder their responsibilities and make full use of their power and resources. Only in this way can we assure that we can hand over the planet to our next generation.