Write an essay of 160-200 words on the following picture. In your essay， you should
1) Describe the picture briefly，
2) Interpret its intended meaning， and
3) Give your comments.
You should write neatly on the ANSWER SHEET. (20 points)
A group of friends，boys or girls，are having a dinner party while each one of them is checking messages in their mobile phones without saying a word to one another，leaving the dishes untouched.We are informed that this is a gathering in the era of mobile phone.
The above picture unveils a common social phenomenon and the symbolic meaning of the photo is the effect of the mobile phone on people‘s way of life. Undoubtedly，the phone provides us with considerable convenience，making many things possible which are beyond our dreams. As a communication tool，the phone makes us closer than ever before by providing immediate communication. Meanwhile，there are negative effects on our personal life. As is shown in the picture，people are imprisoned in their own world!They choose contacting online rather than communicating face to face.
Accordingly，enjoying the convenience provided by the phones，we should bear in mind that human beings are social beings who need real interpersonal interactions!Joint efforts are needed to ensure people to have face-to-face communication!I believe a harmonious relationship between friends is awaiting us if we set aside our mobile phones and enjoy the untouched meal!