Write an essay based on the following drawing. In your essay, you should:
1) describe the drawing briefly1,
2) explain its intended meaning, and then
3) give your comments.
You should write on ANSWER SHEET 2.
This cartoon displays a very soothing2 scene. An old lady bought some stuff from a convenience store, and just at the moment when she was about to leave, the store keeper ran out to her because she had paid an extra two yuan. Though that is not a big amount of money, I believe the old lady must be greatly impressed by the keeper’s honesty.
It is without doubt that the cartoon aims at addressing a serious problem prevailing3 in today’s society, that is, the lack honesty in the field of business. For instance, many businessmen are so obsessed4 with making profit that they simply forget that they are supposed to serve the people with best products and services. Therefore, there emerge fake products, cheating services and unfulfilled promises. In contrast, the kind-hearted keeper of this drawing practices honesty in every detail of her work. Her attitude gives customer the sense that her product and service are of first-class quality, which would guarantee her more customersand credit.
The store keeper’s practice is exactly what we should advocate among all businesses. That is because, honesty not only renders clients temporary satisfaction, but can also build long-term customer trust. The latter is one of the key factors for market expansion and business success.
soothing: adj. 抚慰的, 使人宽心的
convenience store: 便利店
be about to: 将要,正打算
unfulfilled: adj. 无法行使的,无法履行的
first-class: adj. 一流的
render: v. 给予,给予或使可获得,提供
temporary: adj. 暂时的,临时的
expansion: n. 扩张,扩充
This cartoon displays a very soothing scene.
It is without doubt that the cartoon aims at addressing a serious problem prevailing in today’s society, that is…