These charts below shows the energy percentage produced from five different sources in 1995 and 2003.Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
The two pie charts depict the changes in energy percentage produced from five different sources in 1995 and 2003.
It is clear from the charts that of the five sources, oil is the prevailing energy source, though the percentage dropped significantly from 59% in 1995 to 39% in 2003. The second most popular energy source—nuclear—increased moderately from 23% in 1995 to 31% in 2003.
The percentage of coal, which made up the third most used energy source in 1995, increased slightly from 8% in 1995 to 12% in 2003. The percentage of highdrop experienced a more considerable increase, from 7% to 14%, exceeding the percentage of coal in 2003. Finally, the percentage of other energy sources—the least used of the five sources—increased by a mere 1%, from 3% in 1995 to 4% in 2003.
Overall, oil and nuclear energy constitute a larger proportion of the five different sources in both 1995 and 2003, whereas coal, highdrop, and other energy sources are less commonly used.
made up 占
considerable increase 明显地增长
Nowadays young people are admiring media and sports stars, even though they do not set a good example. Do you think this is a positive or negative development?
In contemporary society, an increasing number of young people are idolizing media and sports stars, even though they may not be ideal role models. In my opinion, undue admiration of celebrities is an overall negative social trend.
Firstly, modern media idols are generally presented to the public in a way that can give young people unrealistic expectations. Celebrities are prevalent across mass media—on TV, in magazines, on billboards, and in Hollywood movie studios. Across every medium, their faces are glamourized to perfection, and their lives are overflowing with wealth and prestige. Rather than giving an honest portrayal of their failures and flaws, mass media glorify these celebrities in ways that can be detrimental to young people. Airbrushed images of celebrities and their lifestyles give young people unrealistic and unattainable standards. If young people obsessively consume these images, they may start to feel disappointed or ashamed of themselves, which can cause their self-esteem to plummet.
In addition, a large number of celebrities engage in unhealthy or socially taboo lifestyles, which can influence young people to do the same. Many celebrities are widely known to struggle with alcoholism or substance abuse disorders, and many have been charged for driving under the influence. If young people unquestioningly admire celebrities, then they would be more likely to engage in these behaviours themselves. Not only would they be endangering their health, but they would also be risking their academic and professional futures. Because young people are not psychologically mature, they are overall more susceptible to media influence and thus, more likely to imitate the bad behaviours of celebrities.
To conclude, I strongly believe that the increasing admiration of celebrities, despite their negative influence, is a harmful trend.
unrealistic expectations 不现实的期待
mass media 大众传播媒体
overflowing with wealth and prestige 充满了财富和威望
detrimental to young people 对年轻人不利
unattainable standards 无法达到的标准
cause their self-esteem to plummet 导致他们的自尊心暴跌
socially taboo 社会禁忌
substance abuse disorders 药物滥用障碍
be more likely to 更有可能去。。。
imitate the bad behaviours of celebrities 模仿明星的糟糕行为