Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay based on thepicture below. You should comment on the role of mobile phone in people's communication. You are required to write at least 120 words but no more than 180 words.
The Role of Mobile Phone in People'sCommunication
The popularity of smartphones has exertedgreat influence on the way people communicate, somuch so that an increasing number of individualscontend that face-to-face communication is beingreplaced by texts and images on the mobile phone.
There are more than one angle to consider this phenomenon. On one hand, it is pleasantlyacknowledged that smartphones shorten the distance between families and friends. Evenpeople from different sides of the globe can share pictures, feelings and thoughts throughvarious types of apps on the phone, thus building a long-distance connection. On the otherhand, as the picture warns us, too much smartphone addiction interferes with people's real-lifecommunication. Statistics show that over 70 percent of face-to-face communication consistsof facial expressions and body language, which is why people should stay away from mobilephones when they have the chance to actually talk and communicate with others.
In a word, mobile phones act as an appropriate platform where people can always stay intough however long the distance is, but a wise man should know when to put down his phone.