Directions: For this part, you are required to write a composition of 100 to 120 words. You should base your composition on the title and outline given below.
Modern life in the Modern World
Many people insist that now we live in the most wonderful and promising era in history, as more and more machines take over our hard work, making our societies more efficient and our lives more comfortable. For instance, telephone and cell phone become so popular that you can communicate with relatives and friends or business partners at any time and anywhere if you want. Household electrical appliances free us from housework so that we can enjoy more leisured time. Modern transportation makes the world so small that you can travel by air form one city to another in a few hours, which could take several days by trains.
In spite of the above benefits we gained from the development of science and technology, however, everyone now worries about the pressure of modern life. As more and more machines are applied in our daily life, life pace keeps getting faster and the world is getting too complex. As we pursue more and more material things, such as luxury cars, personal computers, big houses etc., our financial pressures are growing. As job markets become shrinking and job competition becomes intense, everyone worries about losing his job. What's more, many people are now faced with the threat of terrorists or live in constant fear because of the unfair wealth distribution between the rich and the poor.
Since human beings are largely a pleasure seeking and pain-avoiding creature, we never stop inventing things to release us from hard labor. And we also try our best to prove that we are the masters of our surroundings. That's why our civilization keeps going forward and every new generation benefits from the efforts made by previous one. As high tech develops at a surprisingly high speed, we will gain more instead of suffering more and our future is pight and promising.
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