Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay based
on the picture below. You should start your essay with a brief account of the increasing
use of the mobile phone in people’s life and then explain the consequences of overusing
it. You should write at least 120 words but no more than 180 words.
Mobile Phone in People’s Life
From the cartoon given above, we can observe that there are many people crossing
the street. Instead of looking at the way, they are staring at their cell phones and using
walking sticks to see. It is obvious that they are fascinated with cell phones while even
ignore their security.
We learn from the cartoon that cell phones have been increasingly widespread in
people’s life. Cell phones are of great benefit to all of us. One of the most obvious
advantages is that we can contact with our friends and relatives more conveniently than
ever before. However, it is mobile-phones’ advantages that lead some people to overuse
or be addicted to them, which tends to exert a negative impact on our life. For example,
oversusing cellphones will reduce face-to-face communication among people. It seems
that most of us enjoy the convenience of contact at the expense of interpersonal
relationships. Moreover, entertaining electronic games, magnanimous information and
a bewildering variety of social networking tools in mobile phones have occupied much
of our time. Information distribution tools and social networking tools, in particular, have
attracted all of our attention, which tempts us to keep our eyes on the screen around the
corner of every second. Then, do not expect us to talk with the people around us, we
don’t have time! This, has resulted in a phenomenon of “alienation between
acquaintances and familiarity between strangers”.
Science and technology and modern tools should be served as an “angel” to improve
our living strandard, rather than a devil to disturb our normal life and communication. Just
imagine, live one day without mobile phone, will you be relaxed? Or anxious ?