Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a composition on the topic Nationwide Shortage of Power Supply. You should write at least 150 words according to the outline given below in Chinese:
Nationwide Shortage of Power Supply
According to experts, China is facing a more severe power shortage at present than it did in the second half of the year 2006. In fact, a good number of provincial areas have already imposed power brownouts in the past few months.
There is no doubt that accelerating development of power-intensive industrial sectors, the growing pace of urbanization and low energy efficiency should be blamed for the extensive shortage of power supply. Besides, the situation is worsened by slow power construction and inadequate overall power generation.
In order to ease the current power shortage, a package of measures should be introduced as soon as possible. Firstly, a nationwide campaign should be launched to educate the public about methods to improve efficiency of energy consumption. Secondly, great efforts should be made to curb wasteful duplications and cut irrational demand in some industries. Thirdly, construction of energy and transport projects should be accelerated to expand power supply. Lastly, it is necessary to optimize energy structure and establish a diversified energy consumption pattern. Only in this way can China’s power shortage ease and finally disappear in the near future.