Directions：Study the following graph carefullyand write an essay in which you should
1) analyze the graph, and
2) give your comments on the trend.
In recent years there has been a dramatic rise in the cell phones, which are now essentialto millions of people as a convenient form of communication. In 2004 the number reached315,000,000, with an average annual increase at 57,500,000.
Some people can now no longer imagine life without their cell phones. The fact that theyare so popular proves that they are useful and convenient. Cell phones enable people toeasily and quickly communicate with one another; wherever you are, you can instantly reachsomebody. Cell phones eliminate the trouble of not being able to meet someone in person,and therefore increase business's efficiency.
Mobile phones necessarily also harbor disadvantages. The radiation such phones emit ishazardous to one's health. Furthermore, if people become too reliant on the use of cell phones,our face to face skills may decline. Any new invention has its drawbacks, and such negativeaspects cannot always diminish its popularity. Despite the negative effects of television, forexample, the number of people who own televisions continues to grow at a tremendous rate.This is also the case with mobile phones. People won't stop eating just because of the riskofchoking. In addition, the swift development of science and technology will likely eliminatethe hazards cell phones may cause. One can safely predict, therefore, that with theintroduction of new techniques, mobile phones will have more applications and become evenmore appealing to customers.
As is shown in the chart, cell phones are becoming more and more popular within China.In 2000, the number of cell phones in use was 85,260,000; in 2001, the number was180,000,000; in 2002 206,600,000; in 2003 269,000,000. In 2004, the number is315,000,000. From these statistics, we can see the increasing use of cell phones.
Why have cell phones gained so much dominance in our lives? There are many factorscontributing to this development. Firstly, a cell phone has no wires and can be carriedeverywhere easily. It is smart. If you need to ring someone, you can just dial a number and thephone will connect you to the right person. It can be a great help for you to be connected withthe world. Secondly, a cell phone is something wonderful that we can have fun with: news,games, music and chat through sending short messages. Thirdly, the drop in price and thesimultaneous improvement in the functions have made it possible for an average person tomake use of a cell phone.
The wide use of cell phones has made them more and more indispensable in people's dailylife. The many functions of the cell phone have made certain people reluctant to separatethemselves from their cell phone.