版本一 2013年12月英语四级真题作文 The modern technology has greatly altered the mode of communication among people. With the help of the Internet, people can easily contact each other anytime anywhere. However, the side effect is that many people have become over-dependent on the Internet and neglected face-to-face communication. As far as I'm concerned, electronic communication cannot fully replace the direct contact among people. Although it seems to bring everyone together, it actually estranges people and decreases the effectiveness of communication. A typical example is that, traditionally, people working in the same office simply walk to others and talk. Today, however, co-workers tend to send e-mails or instant messages through the Internet even when they are sitting next to each other. As words can never convey the full message, it usually takes much more time and rounds of conversation than face-to-face communication, in which people can discuss more directly with less loss of information. To conclude, the Internet enables more effective communication in some situations, but over-dependence on it actually pulls people apart. 点评: 本次四级作文形式仍为漫画题,探讨因特网等现代信息技术对人们交流模式的影响。话题贴近日常生活,难度中等。题目要求简述网络的影响,并解释“电子通讯能否替代面对面的交流”,考生需要明确给出正面或反面的观点。 如选择“可以替代”,可考虑从信息技术先进程度、交流方式多样化(文字、语音、视频)等方面举例论述。如选择“不可替代”,则可强调信息技术无法实现的方面,如面对面情感交流、文字信息内容传达的不完整性,或是网络技术的不稳定、不可靠等方面。 版本二 It is frequently observed that many people keep looking down at their mobile phones whatever they are doing. It is true that mobile phones have brought great convenience to us as we can send short messages, check e-mails, surf the Internet, or watch videos almost anywhere. However, the overuse of mobile phones also leads to some serious problems. The over-dependence on mobile phones can harm the relationship among friends and family. With mobile phones, people do not talk as much as before. For example, sometimes at dinner tables, instead of chatting and laughing with each other, many people choose to chat with other friends online. In other words, mobile phones help people contacting friends far away more easily at the expense of reducing the communication with those who are sitting right next to them. In conclusion, mobile phone can be a useful tool in modern life, but overusing it damages interpersonal relationship. There is no point to lose our intimacy with friends and family to modern technology. 点评: 本题漫画探讨手机的广泛使用对人们生活的影响。话题贴近日常生活,难度中等。题目要求简述手机在人们生活中越来越重要的角色,并解释过度使用手机可能带来的后果。 考生主要可以从以下几个角度思考: 1. 对健康的危害; 2. 对人际关系的负面影响; 3. 对个人学习、发展的阻碍。 版本三 漫画对白:Once I learn how to use google, isn't that all the education I really need? 题目: The impact of the Internet on learning Explain why education doesn’t simply mean learning to obtain information In the age of knowledge explosion, the Internet opens a magical portal for leaners to get access to seemingly incessant information. But is information equal to knowledge? “Once I learn how to use google, isn't that all the education I really need?” This question fully embodies the prejudiced opinion that as long as people acquire abundant information, they will get proper education. The reason why education doesn’t simply mean learning to obtain information is that education is not limited to the hard facts or theories students can learn from their textbooks or the Internet. It relates to a wider scope ranging from the obtainment of practical skills to the development of characters, which are hard for students to learn simply by googling. Consequently, comprehensive learning in schools that includes learning knowledge, conducting experiments and communicating with peers is what true education is. In a word, the Internet does provide valuable information for learners, but people should be fully conscious of the essence of education and learn to tell the right from the wrong.