Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write an essay. You should start your essay with a brief description of the picture and comment on parents’ role in their children’s growth. You should write at least 120 but no more than 180 words。
Technology has dramatically changed our world, stretching its legs to all walks of life. As is humorously depicted in the drawing, a boy holding a cellphone in his hand is asking his mother with great surprise. Since his phone can solve all the problems for him, he argues, is it still necessary to go to school?
Funny as it seems, this picture poses us a controversial question: “can technology replace traditional school learning?” For centuries, our Chinese have adhered to the public wisdom: school where education is provided is indispensable in our development. Nevertheless, there is a growing recognition that technology plays an extremely important role in our study, which we can hardly ignored. Nowadays, when children have questions, “baidu” instead of “teacher” will be the first to come to their minds。
To my knowledge, school learning should go hand in hand with technology. While cellphones do help in solving school problems, they cannot have answers to all the questions, such as “how to become a real man”， “how to make real friends”. Schools can shape our personality and allow us to adapt to the real world。
As is illustrated in the picture, a pupil is asking his father why he is going to school if his phone already knows everything. It can be known that the pupil lacks a thorough understanding of going to school.
Compared with the phone, there are certain things that can be only achieved by going to school. In the first place, going to school endows us with the experiences of getting along with others. Only by contacting people can our interpersonal skills be developed. The phone only provides information in an environment where there is just the phone and you. Secondly, you can consult your teacher face to face about any detail of your question, which cannot be done on your phone. Last but not least, school is a place where you can learn to be independent. If you stay with your parents all the time, you will never truly grow up.
To conclude, it’s a necessity for kids to go to school. It is a truth which should be well acknowledged that school can never be replaced by the phone.