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The chart below gives information about Southland’s main exports in 2000, 2018, and future projections for 2025.


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


Write at least 150 words.


Southland’s main exports in 2000 and 2018, and future projections for 2025



本篇柱形图(bar chart),主要展示了Southland地区过去(2000年)、现在(2018年)的主要出口商品状况,以及对未来2025年的推测,需要考生对主要信息进行总结、并对比相关信息。横轴分别是旅游业、奶制品和肉类三种主要出口项,纵轴是每项在不同年份对应的出口金额0-10( £billion)。







The bar chart depicts the performance of three driving exports in Southland in 2000 and 2018, with their future projections for the year 2025. Overall, it can be observed that international tourism is likely to dominate among the three sectors, though dairy products will continue to stay strong.


In 2000, it is obvious that international tourism ranked first among the three export sectors, with its revenue exceeding a little over 8 billion pounds. Then the data has increased steadily, reaching a higher level at nearly 9 billion in 2018. It is predicted that the proceeds of international tourism will continue to rise to an approximate 10 billion pounds till 2025.  


The revenue of dairy products surged from around 7 billion pounds in 2000 to nearly 10 billion this year. It is estimated that exports in this sector may fall back slightly to approximately 9.5 billion in the future.  


Meat products remain the third major exports in Southland, with its revenue decreasing from 6 billion to roughly 5.5 billion in 2018. Experts predict there will be a further decline to 5 billion in 2025.


Word count: 183



①depict: v. 描述

②dominate: v. 占主导

③surge: v. 飙升,激增

④revenue, proceeds: n. 收入,收益










题目:Some people think health care should be free for everyone, while others think they should pay medical costs for themselves. Discuss both sides and give your own opinion.









It has been widely acknowledged that easy access to health care stands as a basic interest for individuals, as well as a symbol of caring and responsible regime. Therefore, some people argue that health care should be totally free to achieve that notion, while others hold doubts on that. As far as I am concerned, both the government and individuals should be responsible for medical costs.


Those who advocate free medical services believe that everyone has equal right to enjoy a healthy life and that government has the duty to sponsor those who are in need of medical help. Many families are still struggling to survive under the poverty line nowadays. Without free medical treatment, it is surely a disaster when these economically underprivileged people get ill. If the major labour source falls down, the whole family may be badly stricken, thus exacerbating the gap between the rich and the poor, which is certainly not a sign of benign for the further prosperous of a nation.


Nevertheless, sound as it may be, a totally free healthcare is much too divorced from reality, and equity as well. If patients do not pay for the cost, hospitals will have to rely on the funding from government or other investments. Therefore the right of self-management is crippled, together with a lack of peer competition. This policy may result in poorer services, less researches in new theories and slower reactions to the patients, all of which leading to the opposite way from caring for people of the nation. Worse still, talented doctors may choose to work in private hospitals if the free healthcare policy is implemented, for the salary will definitely be higher than that in public sectors. That is to say the rich and the poor are still being treated in different ways, which may raise even more conflicts.


To sum up, medical care should not be totally free from my perspective, and a feasible way to ease the burden of the poor is to exempt the cost of some basic and common treatments, while leaving other special demands on charge.



①It has been widely acknowledged that: 众所周知

②regime: n. 政府

③struggling to survive under the poverty line挣扎在贫困线上

④economically underprivileged people: 穷人

⑤self-management 自主治理

⑥divorced from reality 不切实际

⑦exempt  v. 免除





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