[Nastassia K] Writing Practice Test 267293
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The line graph below shows the oil production and consumption in China between 1982 and 2006.
Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.
You should write at least 150 words.
The line chart illustrates the amount of oil produced and consumed in China from 1982 till 2006. Overall, the consumption of oil has dramatically increased over the period between 1990 and 2006, while the amount of oil produced in China has remained considerably stable during the same period.
The same amount of oil barrels equal to 2 millions was manufactured and used by Chinese people daily in 1982. Over the next 4 years production of oil increased to 3 millions barrels daily, while consumption remained on the same level as in 1982. Between 1986 and 1990 both values were constant.
While oil production was fixed in the next 4 years the amount of oil used in China increased up to 3.5 millions of barrels per day in 1994. Both consumption and production figures increased over the next 4 years, reaching 4 and 3.25 millions of barrels daily, respectively. Over the next period of four years both values increased, although to a various degree. Nearly 6.5 millions of barrels were used by Chinese people daily, while oil manufacturing reached only 3.5 millons of barrels in 2006.
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
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?
You should write at least 250 words.
While separate citizens can not solve ecological issues, authorities and major corporations can improve the situation. In my opinion I mostly agree with the following statement. I personally believe that government and large businesses have resources and power to help our environment.
Initially, the goverment can reorganise the tax and fee system to stimulate sitizens to make more responsible choices. For instance, modern society faces an issue of oversaturation with personal transport. Almost every household posses at least one car. Transport is often associated not only with increased traffic and noise, but also increased amount of gases being emitted. Ultimately, gases from cars reduce air quality, which results in both ecological issues and also health issues. Proper taxation for possessing cars can reduce the number of people using cars on a daily basis. Moreover, authorities could improve system of public transportation to motivate people choose it over personal car.
Both governments and major businesses have sufficient financial resources to reorganise certain areas and make them less harmful for the environment. For example, certain industries require alterations. It is well known that a lot of manufacturies produce various waste. Those end products are often non-recyclable or toxic to the surroundings. Proper methods to recycle and detoxify those products should be developed and implemented into the industry. Unfortunately, such changes require major fundings, which could potentially be provided by certain companies.
To conclude, the greatest power and resources to solve environmental issues possess large businesses and governments. However, people themselves should also make responsible choices to improve the ecological situation.