Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 99 - Units of electricity production by fuel source Australia and France
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The pie charts below show units of electricity production by fuel source Australia and France in 1980 and 2000.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
» You should write at least 150 words.
Sample Answer 1:
The given pie charts show data on the electricity production from fuel sources in Australia and in France in 1980 and 2000. As is observed from the pie charts, coal was the main source for electricity production in Australia while France used the Nuclear Power more in recent years to produce their electricity demand.
According the given data, Australia produced 100 units of electricity in 1980 and 170 units in 2000 while the production in France was 90 units and doubled in the year 2000.
In Australia coal was the main source of electricity production and half of the total electricity produced came from coal in 1980. Natural gas and hydro power contributed of producing 20 units of electricity while remaining 10 units was produced from oil. The dependency on coal increased in 2000 for electricity production while oil and natural gases were very minimally used for electricity production. Nuclear power was not used in Australia as source for producing electricity.
On the contrary, In France natural gas and coal together produced half of the electricity in 1980. The use of nuclear power increased significantly in France in 2000 amounting 126 units in this year compared to the 15 units 20 years back.
Sample Answer 2:
The pie charts illustrate the total production of electricity measured in unit and divided by different sources of fuel in Australia and France in the year 1980 and 2000.
Overall, it is clearly shown that major fuel sources used in electricity production was different in Australia and France.
First of all, there was considerably more units of electricity produced in Australia in 2000 (170 units) than 1980 (100 units). Majority of electricity produced in Australia for both years was from the coal but there was higher dependency of coal in the production of electricity in 2000 than 1980 (130 out of 170 and 50% respectively). There was an increase of 16 units of electricity produced by hydro power from 1989 to 2008 whereas the other sources like natural gas and oil contributed less to the electricity production in 2000 than in 1980.
Turning to the fuel sources in France, it is apparent that electricity production doubled in 2000 than in 1980, which was 180 for the former and 90 for the latter. The most striking feature is that there was only 15 out of 90 units of electricity produced by nuclear power in 1980. However, it became the main fuel source of electricity production in France in 2000, which was 70%. Not forgetting to mention that the use of other fuel sources in the electricity production became less in 2000 than in 1980.
[ Written by - Lee Wing Qeen ]
Sample Answer 3:
The given pie charts illustrate the changes on the fuel sources for making electricity in two different countries in 1980 and 2000. From this chart, we can immediately observe that the total production of electricity in 2000 was around twice as it was in 1980, both in Australia and France. However, the amount of electricity production by different fuel sources was quite different in both countries.
For Australia, in 1980, there were 20 units and 10 units of electricity produced by natural gas and oil, respectively. Dramatically, in 2000, the demand of both of these sources got decreased, and only 4 units of electricity were produced. Moreover, no significant changes happened in the amount of electricity made by hydro power in 1980, and 2000 as well.
However, as a fuel source that hasn’t been used in Australia, nuclear power seems to be more popular in France, which made 15 units in 1980. In 2000, apparently, nuclear power became the main fuel source for producing electricity. 126 units of electricity were made by this source, which was 8 times as many as the amount in 1980. Furthermore, there was no change on the usage of coal for make electricity between 1980 and 2000. In contrast, the amount of electricity made by coal increased significantly, compared with in 1980.
All in all, there was a lot of change on the different fuel sources for making the amount of electricity in Australia and France in 1980 and 2000.
[ Written by - Wang Zhe Veta ]
Sample Answer 4:
The presented pie charts reveal units of electricity produced by fuel source in Australia and France in two different years, 1980 and 2000. In general, coal was the main source for electricity production in Australia and nuclear power replaces other fuel sources in France in 2000.
Looking at the details, in 1980 coal accounted exactly a half of the electricity production in Australia, 50 out of 100 units. Yet, the oil source was true as the smallest proportion, only 10 units of 100 units. Meanwhile, in France, coal and natural gas were noticed as main sources of electricity, they both generated 25 units each out of 90 units. In contrast, hydropower shaped a tiny proportion, only 5 out of 90 units.
Furthermore, in 2000, electricity produced from coal resource rose dramatically in Australia; it accounted 130 out 170 units and exactly was the biggest proportion among other sources, while natural gas and nuclear power produced lower electricity than in 1980. It was only 4 units of both. In contrast, in France, nuclear power was the biggest electricity sources. It amassed 126 out of 180 units, nearly 3 quarters. Meanwhile electricity from natural gas decreased significantly, only 2 units out of 180 units.
[ Written by - Linda ]
Sample Answer 5:
Pie charts supplied reveal information about the units of electricity production in two countries - Australia and France in 1980 and 2000. Five kinds of fuel sources namely coal, oil, natural gas, hydro power and nuclear power were used for producing electricity in these two countries.
To begin with, the main source of power in Australia was coal and it produced 50 units of electricity in 1980 which was half of the total production. Natural gas and hydro power were used to generate 40 units of electricity in this year. After 20 years there was a rapid increase in the usage of coal that generated 130 units among the total 170 units. However, there were gradual fall on usages of natural gas and oil as it supplied tiny fractions of the total electricity produced this year in Australia.
On the contrary in France coal, natural gas and oil were mainly used to produce necessary electric power while in later years the use of nuclear power increases tremendously. While only 15 units of electricity were generated using this source in 1980, it increased to 126 in 2000. Use of hydro-power and natural gas was being replaces by this new energy source.
[ Written by - Waode Eti ]