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Answer the questions that follow. UK Using 1.2 Billion Tonnes of Material a Year     The UK is using 1.2 billion tonnes of materials a year-that's the equivalent of 18.5 tonnes of material for every person in the country. The materials include food, timber products, metals, construction materials, and fossil fuels. They are vital to the economy, but the figures show the UK is increasingly reliant on importing its materials, especially from China. Almost 80% come from abroad, the Office for National Statistics numbers show the statistics matter because extracting materials from the environment uses a great deal of energy, typically generated by burning fossil fuels.     The UK is signed up to international agreements to reduce its consumption of materials in an attempt to protect the natural world and combat climate change. But, despite those agreements, the figures show Britain's material consumption has gone up slightly, not down. What's more, the amount of material generated in the UK itself has slumped to a new low - just over a fifth of the total we use.     That means more is being shipped from China and other developing nations, which supply the vast majority of the material we use. And they object to being blamed for the carbon emissions that are generated when meeting our needs. The figures show that the UK's material "footprint" is now 30% higher than it was in 1990. They were partially compiled by the University of Leeds, which says the UK has "outsourced" its environmental pressures to other countries.     Professor John Barrett from Leeds says the government should focus on reducing the flow of resources into the UK, if it wants to reduce C02 emissions. He said that it would be cheaper and more effective than trying to help the industry save energy.     "Resource efficiency improvements are twice as effective as industrial energy efficiency measures but most of the UK government funds are aimed at industrial energy efficiency," he told the BBC. (Adopted from: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-52141941 ?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.com/news/busin!lss&link_location=live-reporting-story (April 11, 2020)) What is the text about?

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UK Using 1.2 Billion Tonnes of Material a Year

    The UK is using 1.2 billion tonnes of materials a year-that's the equivalent of 18.5 tonnes of material for every person in the country. The materials include food, timber products, metals, construction materials, and fossil fuels. They are vital to the economy, but the figures show the UK is increasingly reliant on importing its materials, especially from China. Almost 80% come from abroad, the Office for National Statistics numbers show the statistics matter because extracting materials from the environment uses a great deal of energy, typically generated by burning fossil fuels.

    The UK is signed up to international agreements to reduce its consumption of materials in an attempt to protect the natural world and combat climate change. But, despite those agreements, the figures show Britain's material consumption has gone up slightly, not down. What's more, the amount of material generated in the UK itself has slumped to a new low - just over a fifth of the total we use.

    That means more is being shipped from China and other developing nations, which supply the vast majority of the material we use. And they object to being blamed for the carbon emissions that are generated when meeting our needs. The figures show that the UK's material "footprint" is now 30% higher than it was in 1990. They were partially compiled by the University of Leeds, which says the UK has "outsourced" its environmental pressures to other countries.

    Professor John Barrett from Leeds says the government should focus on reducing the flow of resources into the UK, if it wants to reduce C02 emissions. He said that it would be cheaper and more effective than trying to help the industry save energy.

    "Resource efficiency improvements are twice as effective as industrial energy efficiency measures but most of the UK government funds are aimed at industrial energy efficiency," he told the BBC.

(Adopted from: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-52141941 ?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.com/news/busin!lss&link_location=live-reporting-story (April 11, 2020))


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jawaban yang tepat adalah the text is about the high use of resources in UK and the efforts to address it.undefined 

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Soal ini menanyakan tentang apakah teks tersebut. Berarti kamu diminta untuk menemukan ide pokok (main idea) dari teks tersebut. Teks pada soal adalah teks berita. Hal tersebut bisa dilihat pada kalimat langsung yang ada pada paragraf terakhir. Selain itu, jika kalian memperhatikan sumbernya, maka sudah bisa dipastikan bahwa teks tersebut merupakan teks berita. Untuk menemukan main idea pada sebuah teks, kita perlu menemukan main idea dari setiap paragraf yang ada. Main idea biasanya bisa ditemukan di awal paragraf, jadi fokus ke kalimat pertama setiap paragraf yaa.

Main idea paragraf pertama: The UK is using 1.2 billion tonnes of materials a year-that's the equivalent of 18.5 tonnes of material for every person in the country. Artinya, Inggris menggunakan 1,2 miliar ton material per tahun - itu setara dengan 18,5 ton material untuk setiap orang di negara tersebut.

Main idea paragraf kedua: The UK is signed up to international agreements to reduce its consumption of materials in an attempt to protect the natural world and combat climate change. Artinya, Inggris menandatangani perjanjian internasional untuk mengurangi konsumsi bahan dalam upaya melindungi alam dan memerangi perubahan iklim.

Main idea paragraf ketiga: That means more is being shipped from China and other developing nations, which supply the vast majority of the material we use. Artinya, Itu berarti lebih banyak yang dikirim dari China dan negara berkembang lainnya, yang memasok sebagian besar bahan yang kami gunakan.

Main idea paragraf keempat: Professor John Barrett from Leeds says the government should focus on reducing the flow of resources into the UK, if it wants to reduce C02 emissions. Artinya, Profesor John Barrett dari Leeds mengatakan pemerintah harus fokus pada pengurangan aliran sumber daya ke Inggris, jika ingin mengurangi emisi CO2.

Dari keempat main ideas di atas, bisa disimpulkan bahwa teks di atas berisi tentang tingginya penggunaan sumber daya di Inggris serta upaya untuk mengatasinya.

Oleh karena itu, jawaban yang tepat adalah the text is about the high use of resources in UK and the efforts to address it.undefined 

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