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[Jiang Y] Writing Practice Test 916696

Task 1

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The bar chart below describes some changes about the percentage of people were born in Australia and who were born outside Australia living in urban, rural and town between 1995 and 2010.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.

You should write at least 150 words.

Writing task 1

The bar chart respectively illustrates the percentage of Australian people who were living in urban, rural and town among those who were born in and outside this country in 1995 and 2010.

In general, in these two years, the proportion of people living in cities had an increase, no matter where they were born. In contrast, the proportion of people living in other two places both had a decrease.

At the beginning, the figure of the percentage of city citizens all had a significant increase. For those who were borned in Australia, its number grew from about 50% in 1995 to over 60% in 2010, while for those who were borned outside Australia, there was a 20% increase. Meanwhile, in any given year, the percentage of people who were borned abroad lived in cities was higher.

Secondly, for those who lived in town, its proportion went down no matter in which year and where peple were borned. But for thoes who lived in rural areas, it is totally different. Although for those had the same birth place, its proportion also went down, the percentage of people who were borned abroad lived in rural areas is higher than that of those who were borned in this country in 1995, yet it is opposite in 2010.

Task 2

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Write about the following topic.

Some people feel that manufacturers and supermarkets have the responsibility to reduce the amount of packaging of goods. Others argue that customers should avoid buying goods with a lot of packaging. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

You should write at least 250 words.

Opnions are divided on whether manufacturers and supermarkets should reduce the numbers of packaging of products, or consumers should not buy over-packaging goods. From my perspective, although asking customers take this action is reasonable, I strongly hold that these service providers should play a more important role in this issue.

On the one hand, the reason why some people think customers should have more duties is that it ia driven by their demand. To be more specific, this is because they choose to buy some things with good packaging. But these goods are usually over packaged. Hence, if they reduce their demands for such products, producers and sellers naturally stop over package them to avoid a reduction in their busidness profits. For example, more and more people are persuaded to simply use a piece of paper to wrap the gift box instead of using a large number decorations.

On the other hand, they think it is driven by merchants as they have more control on it. Specifically, in order to sell goods better, they uauslly regard packaging as a tool to attract purchasers. In addition, if their competitors find it does help the sale of products, it also promote the competition on the packaging, which can further lead to excessive packaging. Take fast food for example, it is obviously that sometimes using just one bag can fit all food, but to gain a greater advantage over the competition, they may use a box or more to wrap them, and then, it creates a vicious cycle of over-packaging.

In conclusion, even though customers can help to solve this case, I believe manufacturers and supermarkets should take the main responsibility to reduce over-packaged goods, becasue if all sellers are competiting on it, customers will have no choices.

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Task 1(Overall)6.5
Task 2(Overall)7.0
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