Directions: Write an essay of 160-200 words based on the following drawing. In your essay, you should
1) describe the drawing briefly,
2) explain its intended meaning, and
3) give your comments.
Modern Technology and Tradition
In the picture, a man is supposed to write something on the paper with a pen. But because he has got used to typing with fingers, he is so embarrassed that he does not know how to write with traditional writing tools.
The picture mainly tells us that it is the overdependence on computer that leads to the forgetting of words. In fact, this phenomenon is not uncommon among young people. Nowadays, it is really not difficult for young people to design a delicate resume or edit a document with a computer. However, when they are asked to write something with a pen, they may either write poorly or even forget how to write. Moreover, many young people consider that handwriting is no longer practical. They believe that with the help of a computer, it does not matter whether your handwriting is good or not. Actually, people today rarely pick up a pen to write anything.
To solve this problem, we should open handwriting courses of all levels at school firstly, for handwriting is a required skill for every student. Secondly, the significance of handwriting cannot be overemphasized. Handwriting is the essence of the culture. The culture of a nation can be passed down completely only by its handwriting.
1. As is clearly demonstrated in the picture, the development of technology is a double-edged sword. 正如图画中清晰展示的，科技的发展是一把双刃剑。
2. Therefore, to live a healthy life, people should make full use of the benefits brought by the technological advances and preserve the essence of the previous lifestyles. 因此，为了健康的生活，人们应该充分利用科技进步带来的好处，保持原有生活的精华。