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Overview for module 4, Two Sets of Data in One Task, Exercise 1

Hein Zay Htun
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Overall, the year 2010 had the greatest number of electricity generated per year, thus oil and gas accounted as the main fuel.

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Hi Hein, this is a good overview (you have selected the correct information to summarise) but there are a few vocabulary inaccuracies.

1) 'electricity' is uncountable, so use 'amount' rather than 'number'

2) use 'account' with the preposition 'for', not 'as': 'oil and gas accounted for the majority of electricity produced'

if we want to use the phrase 'main fuel', we should write: 'oil and gas were (used as) the main fuel'

3) 'thus' means 'consequently' or 'as a result', but 'oil and gas were the main fuel' is not a result of '2010 had the greatest amount of electricity generated'

4) To upgrade your vocabulary, use 'see/experience' to talk about what occurs in a given year: '2010 experienced the greatest amount of electricity generated'. We do not need to write 'per year' because we have already provided the year.

The final overview:

Overall, the year 2010 experienced the greatest amount of electricity generated, and oil and gas was used as the main fuel throughout most of the 60-year period.

I've made a broader statement about oil and gas ('throughout most of the 60-year period') to make the overview relevant to more of the data, not just the year 2010.

I hope this helps. Let me know if you have questions,






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