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 then
3) give your point of view.
You should write on ANSWER SHEE
The set of pictures present a distinguishable contrast of the role of the automobile over time: a century ago, people celebrated the invention of such rapid equipment for transportation, which could take us to wherever we want. Yet now, particularly in urban areas, the automobile is more of a trouble as its abundance results in frequent traffic jams. Drivers in the second picture even fall asleep when trapped in this “disaster”.
Traffic jams have long been a problem that preoccupies many metropolitan cities such as New York, Tokyo, and Beijing. The harm and loss they cost are incalculable. First and foremost, they waste a huge amount of people’s time passed waiting idly in their cars. Secondly, cars in traffic jams produce more exhaust that exacerbates air pollution. Most importantly, a severe traffic jam might results in the dysfunction of a whole city, which can affect residents’ life as well as businesses and industries.
In my opinion, it is an urgent task to reduce the frequency of traffic jams. The first step should be to change people’s lifestyles fundamentally so that the car is no longer part and parcel of their everyday life. Governments also need to apply attractive measures to draw citizens to adopt means of public transportation, for instance, to reduce prices and improve relevant facilities. In short, the cease of traffic jams will largely ameliorate life quality in cities.
celebrate: v. 庆祝，庆贺
traffic jam: 堵车
trap: v. 使受限制
incalculable : v. 不能计算的
idly: adv. 无聊地，空闲地
exhaust: n. 废气
exacerbate: v. 恶化，加剧
dysfunction: n. 机能不良，功能紊乱
part and parcel: 重要的
everyday: adj. 日常的
facility: n. 设施
ameliorate: v. 改良
The set of pictures present a distinguishable contrast of…
… have long been a problem that preoccupies…
In my opinion, it is an urgent task to…