2016-08-05 Anne 奇喵校园;)
Directions: Study the following photos carefully and write an essay in
which you should
Study the following photos carefully and write an essay of 160~200
words in which you should
1) describe the photos briefly,
1. describe the photos briefly,
2) interpret the social phenomenon reflected by them, and
2. interpret the social phenomenon reflected by them, and
3) give your point of view.
3. give your point of view.
①Vividly depicted in the photos is a social phenomenon that Beckham,the
handsome football superstar, is enjoying a striking popularity among
young people. ②In the first photo, the name of Beckham is written on a
young man’sface, which shows his worship for the superstar. ③In the
second photo,a young man is spending 300 yuan imitating his idol’s chic
hairdo in abarber shop.
You should write 160 – 200 words neatly on ANSWER SHEET 2.
①Apparently, the cartoonist wants to remind us of
the prevailing phenomenon of idol worship among the youth. ②Beckham is a
representative of a great many famous entertainers and athletes who are
passionately adored for their handsome appearance and unparalleled
professional skills. ③An example is the 2005 Super Girl Contest in
China, which made several teenage girls rise to fame across the country.
④After therush, it aroused a lot of heated social debates from all walks
of life on the value and harm of idol worship.
What vivid pictures! One presents a young man’s face, on which the name
Beckham is painted, and the other depicts an equally disturbing
situation, where a teenager spends 300 yuan on his haircut simply
because he wants to follow Beckham’s hairstyle. Obviously, the drawer
intends to remind us how crazily these youngsters are adoring their
How ironic the two pictures are in describing one of the most
widespread social phenomena concerning idol adoration! In the first
picture, a young man writes the name of Beckham on his face. In the
second picture, another young man spends 300 yuan in dealing with his
hair to make himself look like Beckham. The meaning conveyed in the two
pictures reveals that in current China some young people are losing
①In my personal sense, idol worship is a double-edged sword which can
either benefit young people or have a harmful influence on their growth.
②If we just adore the idols by imitating something external like
appearance, hairdo, or fashionable clothes, the obsession will be a
great waste of time, energy andmoney. ③However, I assume we should admit
that these idols cannot achievesuccess solely by those external things;
we must also acknowledge their hardwork behind. ④Indeed, the right way
is to set them as examples inspiring us to work diligently, through
which we can possibly narrow the gap between our idols and ourselves.
⑤In this sense, idol worship is valuable and meaningful.
The pictures really set me thinking. I cannot help associating them with
another hot word “supergirl”, which almost swept over every Chinese in
the year 2005. They are mirrors, reflecting how eager the youth are to
succeed like their icons. In recent years, with China’s steady economic
growth, the youngsters ********joyed material abundance, which,
however, does not always mean spiritual satisfaction. On the opposite,
many of them find themselves increasingly indulged in pursuing
meaningless things. They imitate whatever their icons do: how to look
cool, how to look for fun, and even how to play hide-and-seek with
reporters. They envy how successful their icons ********ome, yet
they never take a look at the thorny road, along which, their icons
climb up to success.
I am greatly shocked by the enthusiasm for this British football
superstar shown by these two young men. Frankly speaking, things of this
kind really happen among us. Some people, especially college students,
do nothing but concentrate on imitating superstars. This does great harm
to their study and growth. If we can’t stop the worsening of this
tendency, our own culture will be damaged, and we ourselves will be the
Personally, I hold it self-evident that this kind of craziness will do
great harm to the youth. It is high time that they were taught how to
adore icons properly. It is the responsibility of every educational
institution to call upon the youth to learn one thing about success:
success always results from hard work.
From my point of view, a lot of measures should be taken to save our
losing culture and re-find ourselves. In fact, some measures have
already been taken. In my university, campaigns have been launched to
educate people to pay more attention to our traditional culture and read
more books instead of focusing on our appearances. As a result, we have
witnessed some improvements but still there is a long way to go.