Band 8 Sample: The graph below gives information from a 2008 report about consumption of energy in the USA since 1980 with projections until 2030.
Summaries the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
Write at least 150 words.
The given line graph describes information regarding the energy used in the USA since 1980 and the estimation until the year 2030.
Overall, a glance is enough to make it clear that petrol and oil fuel showed the upward trend. Also USA highly depend on petrol and oil for energy consumption. Whereas, hydropower showed the downward trend of energy usages.
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To begin with, in the year 1980, the USA highly depend on petrol and oil for energy and the USA used 35 quadrillion units of petrol and oil. After that there was a sharp rise in the consumption of petrol and oil, and it reached about 40 quadrillion units in the year 2005. Moreover, the estimation is that the consumption will increase to around 48 quadrillion units in the year 2030. Whereas, from the year 1985 to 1995 USA used the same proportion of about 4 quadrillion units of hydropower after that this amount will be decreased by about 2 quadrillion units in the year 2030.
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Furthermore, about 15 and 20 quadrillion units of coal was, used by USA in the years 1980 and 1990 respectively. After some time, the consumption of energy increased up to about 25 quadrillion units of coal in the year 2015. Whereas the USA had about 23 quadrillion units of natural gas in the year 2000.After that the consumption of natural gas was constant at 25 quadrillion units through at the years 2015 to 2020. Moreover, it is estimated that the consumption of natural gas will remain constant at 25 quadrillion units in the years 2025 and 2030.