Part I Writing (30 minutes)
Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay. You should start your essay with a brief description of the picture and then express your views on Technology and Life. You should write at least 120 words but no more than 180 words.
As is vividly showed in the picture above, a young man, with his luggage on hand, happily starts his journey by Wuhan-Guangzhou high-speed railway. Just as the words under the picture says “With Wuhan-Guangzhou high-speed railway, cities far away are just like places nearby”, with the development of technology, the distances between cities are shortened and the traveling to other cities become faster and more convenient.
Whether one is willing or not, he can not deny that endless innovations of technology are constantly changing our lives. People use technology to communicate with the outside world, to make new friends, to become informed, and to stay in touch with one another. Modern technology also improves medical conditions and prevents many deaths from occurring. Most importantly, technology improves productivity and efficiency.
To the young, the startling advances in application technology enable them to work and live more comfortably. As to children, they benefit most from the boom of information technology. In one word, modern technology has undoubtedly made a serious impact on the world.
第一段中Wuhan-Guangzhou high-speed railway意為“武廣高速鐵路”， cities far away are just like places nearby是對“每個城市就在家門口”的意譯;第二段中prevents many deaths from occurring意為“防止了死亡的發生”， improves productivity and efficiency意為“提高了生產力和效率”;第三段中startling advances 意為“驚人的提升”， benefit…from意為“從……中獲益”， In one word意為“換句話說”。