2018 Section IV Writing
Dear Professor Smith,
I am writing to apologize for not being able to visit you this weekend since I have to cancel my travel plan to your city for my reason.
It so happened that I had an urgent phone call from Professor Jones on my way to the airport, who informed me that a crucial member of his research group would be absent for a week with a stomach flu and I would have to take his place after he left. I know it very well that our appointment is of great importance. Would you please be so kind as to give me another chance and change our appointment to sometime early next month?
I am really sorry for all the inconvenience brought to you. Your early reply would be highly appreciated.
The given pie chart clearly illustrates what consumers care about in selecting a restaurant for dinner in a certain city in 2017. Specifically, the features of the restaurants account for the largest proportion(36.3%),while other unmentioned factors take up the least proportion(4.7%).Then the service and the environment of the restaurants constitute 26.8% and 23.8% respectively. Next comes the price, with only 8.4%.
Not surprisingly, nowadays the consumers pay more attention to the features of restaurants rather than the price of the dinner. What has caused this phenomenon? On the one hand, the rising in income boosts consumers’ buying power, so lower price becomes less of a major advantage for restaurants in attracting customers. On the other hand, with the development of economy, an increasing number of dining options are made available to customers, so more attention has been paid to the specialties of the restaurants.
To sum up, as people’s living conditions have been significantly improved, this trend is likely to maintain for quite a long time in the future: the features of the restaurants, which is the taste of food, is always among the top of consumers’ priority list.