The table shows the percentages of different age groups who enjoy three types of music in Australia.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
It can be readily identified from the graph that …
XX proves most appealing to those falling in the age bracket between ___ and ____.
XX enjoys greatest popularity among those aged from ___ to ___.
XX is evidently a less attractive option to ___ than XX is.
The world of work is changing rapidly and people cannot depend on the same job or same conditions of work for life. Discuss the possible causes for this rapid change and give your suggestions on how people should prepare work in the future.
Permanency used to be a salient, immutable feature characterizing paid jobs in the past. Now, such trait has been stripped from our modern understanding of what a job means to us. Frequent switching between tangentially related lines of career has almost become a norm. The causes are diverse, yet there are effective strategies to prime contemporary working adults for such drastic changes.
One prominent cause motivating such radical shift lies in the dawn of novel technologies and inventions that transform the landscape of many traditional industries and sectors. Cutting-edge technologies are actively and indiscriminately adopted and incorporated into industrial practice, rendering jobs that rely heavily on manual power obsolete and generating plenty of new jobs for which technologies could do most of the work. Besides, there is an oft-neglected social dimension attached to such change. The elimination and creation of jobs constitute part of a timely response to the ever-changing, unpredictable shift of consumer needs. While consumers’ taste is evolving, profit-driven companies have to make constant adjustments and adaptations as well, thus turning job permanency into a remote fairy tale.
Yet, pessimistic picture painted of such transformations is often unnecessarily exaggerated. There is plenty we could do to make adequate preparation in advance. First, keeping oneself abreast of the latest developments of the industry will endow people engaged in the industry with first-mover advantage. Instead of being left in the dark and making painful changes as required, we could take initiative of transforming ourselves from the role of followers into that of pioneers. Sources such as professional journals or applications that send industrial updates on a regular basis could be of tremendous assistance. An alternative strategy is to pick up a broad range of professional skills and knowledge to prepare for the worst-case scenarios. In case of industrial downturn or total collapse, the original skillset people rely on is no longer helpful; developing new skills to ready oneself for a career shift is thus crucial. Fortunately, a host of online courses are available to guide dummies from beginner’s level to that of experts.
In conclusion, the dawn of advanced technologies and shifts in consumer tastes prove the dual drivers of dramatic changes at workplaces and working adults can prepare themselves by either gaining access to latest development in the industry or arming oneself with an eclectic range of skills before it is too late.
Strip something from something
The advent of cutting-edge technologies
Render something obsolete
Constitute a response to something
Ready oneself for something
Many young people keep changing their jobs once every few years. Why? Do you think the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?