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The charts show the sources of electricity produced in 4 countries between 2003 and 2008. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

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In schools and universities, girls tend to choose arts while boys like science.
What are the reasons for this trend and do you think this tendency should be changed?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

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The given pie charts detail information about the proportion of three different sources of electricity in four countries (India, Sweden, Morocco and Vietnam) from 2003 to 2008.

Overall, Vietnam and Morocco did not use any nuclear power for electricity production. It can also be seen that while fossil fuels were the largest source of electricity supply in Vietnam and India, they only occupied a relatively marginal proportion in Morocco and Sweden during the examined years.

In Vietnam, 56% of the total amount of electricity was produced from fossil fuels, while the figure for Morocco was only 5%. The rest of the electricity, in both nations, was produced solely from hydro power.

In India however, electricity from fossil fuels contributed to 82% of the entire quantity of electricity produced, which was also the highest figure for fossil fuel use among the four countries. Meanwhile, fossil fuels were only responsible for 4% of the total generated electricity in Sweden, with hydro power and nuclear power contributing 52% and 44% respectively.

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There has been a marked difference in subject preferences between girls, who often enroll in art based courses, and boys, who have a tendency to study some form of science. There are a number of elements that may cause this issue, and I personally feel that it is best not to apply any changes to this tendency.

The aforementioned situation can be attributed to gender-specific personalities and competence. Firstly, female students are usually attracted to subjects that require tremendous self-discipline and patience such as language classes while male students share a common interest in several fields that need considerable analytical abilities to excel at, for example math or physics. Secondly, it has been proven that each of the two sexes shows distinct competence and excellence in their favored subjects. In general, most students prefer to choose classes that they are best at, which is why boys and girls choose different courses to study.

In my view, it is rather unnecessary to make changes to this trend. Initially, students choose the environment where they can best cultivate their skills and abilities. Therefore, if they were forced to take part in unwanted classes, it would produce undesirable outcomes, especially resentment or negative attitudes toward study at school. Furthermore, students, regardless of gender, should have their freedom to choose. In other words, they should be at liberty to decide what courses they can attend so that they will feel that they are respected and listened to.

In conclusion, distinct characteristics and differing levels of competence between males and females are the main causes for the tendency toward choosing particular courses to study at schools and universities, and I believe that students should be entitled to participate in any class they desire.

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