Write an essay based on the following chart. In your writing, you should
1) interpret the chart, and
2) give your comments.
You should write about 150 words on the ANSWER SHEET. (15 points)
As is clearly reflected in the above bar chart, the changes of reader’ s number of electronic and paper books demonstrate evident distinctions from 2010 to 2013. According to the data given, there is a slight decline in the quantity of electronic books readers from 10 million in 2010 to 8 million in 2013. While the number of readers of e-books increased steadily from 8 million to 12 million during the same period.
At least two fundamental factors could be identified to contribute to this phenomenon. To begin with, along with the development of economy, people’ s living standards have been improved remarkably, as a consequence of which, an increasing amount of individuals focus on the convenience when they carry a heavy paper book. Simultaneously, there is another essential factor that not only does the e-book have cheaper than paper books, but it is easy to search them on the Internet. It’ s reported that approximately 64.37% of people aged 21-30 in Chinese big cities are fond of reading kindle, an electronic gizmos for reading e-book.
In view of the arguments above, we can conclude that the current phenomenon is of no surprise. And therefore, it can be predicted that e-book readers will still take up a large share in the forthcoming future.