The line graph below gives information about the percentage of women aged 15-64 in employment between 2003 and 2009.
- Level: Easy
- Type: Line chart
The line graph illustrates the percentage of females between 15 to 64 years old having jobs in five nations from 2003 to 2009.
It is clear that while employment level of women in this age group in Iceland decreased, the percentages of females aged 15 to 64 being employed in the other nations increased. Additionally, the figure for Iceland was largest during the research period.
In 2003, just over 80% of females aged 15 to 64 in Iceland had jobs, compared to about 70% of Canadian counterparts. The percentage of employed female Germans was close to 60%, much higher than those of Chile and Turkey, at around 35% and 25% respectively.
After six years, Iceland saw a slight fall in the employment rate of women in this age group, to under 80%, whereas there were insignificant rises in the figures for Canada and Germany, by about 1% and 5% in turn. A similar climb was seen in Chile, while after a marginal fall in the first two years, the rate of employment in Turkey, recovered to the initial point in 2009.
- Compared to something
- Canadian counterparts
- Insignificant rises
- To recover
Some people think that a huge amount of time and money is spent on the protection of wild animals, and that this money could be better spent on the human population. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?
- Level: Medium
- Type: Opinion essays
- Topic: Global issues
- Keyword: Time and money; protection of wild animals; human population.
There is some debates over whether money that is spent on wildlife protection could be better spent on helping people. Personally, I believe that the protection of wild animals is extremely important and that countries need to invest more money in preserving their native animal species.
Firstly, I do not believe that much time or money is actually spent on protecting wild animals. In addition, I believe that a large majority of time that people spend on such issues is voluntary work that people do because they are passionate about saving and helping animals. Additionally, a large amount of money that is spent on these causes is from charity organisations which rely mostly on donations. Therefore, we cannot tell people what charities that they should or should not donate their time and money towards.
Secondly, while many people believe that humans are the superior race on planet Earth, others, including myself, feel that all living beings, human and animal, have equal rights to live in peace, and therefore the protection of all animals and their habitats is extremely important. Human activity is no doubt the main cause of most problems wild animals face. The human race has continued to destroy the planet and the natural habitats of wild animals and therefore should be responsible for protecting them so that they can live wild and free, as is their natural state.
In conclusion, I firmly believe that it is essential for the health of the planet to maintain a diverse range of animals and wildlife within all eco-systems. I also believe that due to the widespread devastation humans have caused to the natural environment, it is our responsibility to do whatever necessary, regardless of time and money, in order to restore a healthy balance to the planet’s natural environments.
- Preserve = maintain = protect something (v)
- Be passionate about something
- Charity organizations (n)
- To be the main cause of something
- The natural habitats of wild animals
- To be responsible for something
- The widespread devastation