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Writing Task 1: Water usage in San Diego, California and the rest of the world

The pie charts below compare water usage in San Diego, California and the rest of the world.

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

» Write at least 150 words.

Sample Answer

The pie charts compare how water is used in San Diego County, California and worldwide.

Overall, while San Diego County and California use water mostly for residential purposes and least for agriculture, the reverse can be said of the worldwide usage of water.

In detail, residential water use makes up three-fifths in San Diego; however, this figure is significantly smaller for California, at 39%. The amount of water used in the industrial sector in both areas ranks second with about a quarter and a third respectively. Interestingly, both San Diego and California are shown to use the least amount of water for agricultural purposes, with corresponding figures of 17% and 28%.

Worldwide water allocation, however, is remarkably different than that of San Diego County and California. Agricultural use of water around the globe accounts for by far the highest figure, with well over two-thirds. In contrast, the figures for industrial and domestic water use are substantially smaller. The former constitutes 23%, which is nearly three times as much as that of the latter.

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