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write an essay of 160-200 words based on the following picture.In you,you should
1)desecribe the picture briefly,
2)interpret its intended meaning,and
3)give your comments.
You should write neatly on the ANSWER SHEET。(20 points)
The impact of smartphones on interpersonal communication
How ironic the cartoon is in describing one of the most widespread social phenomena concerning a gathering of friends in smartphone age. Everyone looks at their phones, instead of chatting with each other. One of them even wears her earphone, having no intention to talk to others.
The meaning conveyed in the cartoon is that the impacts of smartphones on interpersonal communication are thought-provoking. On the one hand, in current China youngsters can spend hours chatting with foreigners, parents, acquaintances, or even strangers on QQ, Weibo and sharing their feelings with friends on moments increasingly from smartphones. The interpersonal communication seems to be not restricted by time, space or age gap. On the other hand, they tend to lose face-to-face communication skills. They get together, lacking of concern and attention to people around them, being obsessed with checking their smartphone. As a result, the original purpose of holding a party to enhance the friendship is completely gone. If this trend continues, the interpersonal relationship will, definitely, become alienated or indifferent.
Accordingly, it is necessary for us to use smartphone in a reasonable way and restrain from overindulgence. After all, smartphones are invented to keep in touch, to connect you and me, and to strengthen our relationship.
A group of friends, boys or girls, are having a dinner party while each one of them is checking messages in their mobile phones without saying a word to one another, leaving the dishes untouched.We are informed that this is a gathering in the era of mobile phone.
The above picture unveils a common social phenomenon and the symbolic meaning of the photo is the effect of the mobile phone on people’s way of life. Undoubtedly, the phone provides us with considerable convenience, making many things possible which are beyond our dreams. As a communication tool, the phone makes us closer than ever before by providing immediate communication. Meanwhile, there are negative effects on our personal life. As is shown in the picture, people are imprisoned in their own world! They choose contacting online rather than communicating face to face.
Accordingly, enjoying the convenience provided by the phones, we should bear in mind that human beings are social beings who need real interpersonal interactions! Joint efforts are needed to ensure people to have face-to-face communication! I believe a harmonious relationship between friends is awaiting us if we set aside our mobile phones and enjoy the untouched meal!