[LUCAS S] Writing Practice Test 335468
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 graph provides information about how many oil barrels were produced and consumed on a daily basis in China from 1982 to 2006.
Overall, it is clear that although Chinese oil consumption increased dramatically since 1982 until the year 2006, there was a slight growth in its production throughout the same period.
Looking at the details as regards oil production in China, in 1982 just over 2,000,000 oil barrels were produced per day, which escalated by 1,000,000 in the next four years. Next, it remained steady until 1994, when its production showed a marginal rise until the end of the period, reaching around 3,500,000 in 2006.
Moving on to oil consumption in China, the minority of oil barrels were used between 1982 and 1990, at just under 2,000,000 barrels per day. Worryingly, by 1994 this figure had risen to 3,500,000 barrels, surpassing oil production. This upward trend remained until the end of the period, so that in 1998 twice as many barrels were consumed in China than in the year 1982, and suprisingly just over 6,000,000 oil barrels were demanded every day 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.