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The pie charts show the proportion of the energy produced from different sources in a country between 1985 and 2003.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.
The pie charts present the change of the percentage of the energy produced from various sources in a particular country from 1985 to 2003.
It is clear that oil was the most dominant sources from which the energy was produced throughout the whole period, although it dropped from 52% in 1985 to 39%. Likewise, nuclear also declined, but much less significantly to 17%, becoming the third primary source from which the energy was produced.
The percentage of natural gas, on the other hand, witnessed the most noticeable increase during the period, rising from 13% in 1985 to 23% in 2003. Coal and other renewable resources, though whose increase was less marked, rising by 5% and 3% respectively.
Interestingly, the proportion of the energy produced from the hydrogen remained stable in 1985 and 2003, making it the least used sources from which the energy was produced.
Overall, oil, natural gas and nuclear still constitute a larger proportion of all the sources, while other three sources, namely coal, hydrogen and other renewable, are less used when producing the energy.
题目类别 |全球化的影响，文化|提问方式 | Discuss
Some people regard the increasing business and cultural contact between countries as a positive development. Others, however, feel these leading to loss of national identities. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
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The closer communication between different countries has been a conspicuous tendency in recent years, both in economic and cultural aspects. Some people doubt the continually connections will cause vanishing of a country^ identities. In my view, the result of international interaction depends on the situation in different nations.
In fact, the international contact is a definitely mutual benefit for countries. Due to the economically motivated, both states and entrepreneurs are interested not only in the domestic market but also in the oversea market. The closer connection opens up huge potential opportunities for business corporation. Besides, the more cultural contacts, the better understanding of other peoples. Cultural communication can alter peopled attitude towards another culture and embrace different values, which will promote multi-cultural understanding and even remove cultural barriers.
Admittedly, the cross-national interaction will also impose a negative influence on national identities, especially to those weak countries such as Pacific island countries and some mini countries in Europe and .Airica. It seems that in these weak countries,
the locals have become more familiar with exotic cultures, which reflects the foreign cultural invasion to some degree. For instance, the mainstream value of teenagers in these countries has been mainly shaped by Hollywood blockbusters instead of their traditional literature or other artistic works.
In my opinion, whether closer global communication will cause demise of national identities rely on different countries. ,4merican, as well as Canada and Australia, is marked by their high population mobility, or immigrants, to be more exactly. The culture in these nations is based on other cultures indeed. Therefore, they welcome different countries and it cannot be a problem to them. Also, some countries, like China, India and British, have their own unique ethnic identity and cultural confidence which come from their long history. Global contact will also be acceptable to them, too. Only to the weak countries, the local government should take steps to protect their vulnerable cultures.
In conclusion, the positive and negative influence of global communication really coexists. However, the outcome of closer contact is better or worse is determined by different countries.