Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a composition of no less than 100 words on Changes in People's Diet.
Study the following table carefully and your composition must be based on the information given in the table. Write three paragraphs to:
1.state the changes in people's diet (饮食) in the past five years;
2. give possible reasons for the changes.
3. draw your own conclusions.
4. you should quote as few figures as possible.
Food Year 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
Grain 49% 47% 46.5% 45% 45%
Milk 10% 11% 11% 12% 13%
Meet 17% 20% 22.5% 23% 21%
Fruit and vegetables 24% 22% 20% 20% 21%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Changes in People's Diet
From the chart we can see that during the past five years there have been great changes in people's diet. The greatest change occurs in grain consumption, which has dropped 4% from 49% in 1986 to 45% in 1990 in total food consumption. The second greatest change is in milk consumption, which increased from 10% in 1986 to 13% in 1990. But on the other hand, two trends can be observed in the consumption of meat and fruit and vegetables. From 1986 to 1989, meat consumption increased from 17% to 23% while that of fruit and vegetables dropped from 24% to 20%. From 1989 to 1990, meat consumption dropped a little to 21%, while that of fruit and vegetables increased a little to 21%.
What has caused the great changes in people's diet? The main reason, I think, lies in the