Study the picture above carefully and write an essay entitled “Cars: Should we Love them or Hate them?” In the essay, you should (1)describe the picture (2)interpret its meaning (3)give your opinion about the phenomenon. You should write about 200 words neatly on ANSWER SHEET2. (20 points)
Cars: Should we Love them or Hate them?
In the picture, there are some statistics showing the cars number in China from 1980 to 2002. From the statistics, we can see that the number of cars has increased drastically since the turn of the millennium.
The statistics indicate that there is a higher and higher demand for cars nowadays. Ten years ago, the car was a real luxury for most of the people in China. Owning a car seemed to be a dream too far away to realize. However, this luxury is now becoming somewhat of a necessity to many people. From this phenomenon, a conclusion can be reached that the living standards of the people have improved by a big margin. Cars make our life more convenient. However, good dreams may sometimes turn to be nightmares. Many problems accompany the increasing numbers of cars. There are more and more accidents which can bring disaster to many families. The city traffic is in chaos and traffic jams have become a part of our daily life. Air pollution and noise pollution caused by cars do harm to our health. People who loved cars so much before have begun to hate these annoying machines.
In fact, all things have dual characters. What we should do is to reduce the influence of the negative one to the minimum. It is true that cars have brought a lot of problems to our life. However, many measures can be taken to tackle them. More roads and overpasses can be built. Some improvements can be made to reduce the volume of the exhaust air. I believe that everybody will love cars one day in the future.