Write an essay of 160-200 words based on the following drawing. In your essay, you should:
1) describe the drawing briefly,
2) explain its intended meaning, and then
3) give your comments.
You should write on ANSWER SHEET 2.
When answering the question of how to be a good actor, those from the 30s held the principle that one needed to learn how to be a man of integrity before acting, and those from the 60s thought it was most important to learn from life, while contemporary actors believe that the decisive factors include a pretty face and being good at publicity.
From the picture, we can see clearly that the ethics of the entertainment circles have gone through a tremendous transformation since the 1930s. No doubt, the artist aims at criticizing
this abnormal phenomena in the entertainment industry. It is quite surprising that currently, many actors and actresses do not earn their fame through hard work but scandals, particularly sexual ones. Acting ability is no longer the most important determinant of an actor’s success, which has been replaced by personal appearance, figure, fashion, and other factors—all of which are superficial elements.
Such a trend is definitely detrimental to long-range development of the industry and the actors’ personality. The vogue may be translated into negatively impact on the young generation which composes a large portion of groupies. In my opinion, it is the common responsibility of government and the whole society to restore ethos of the 30s and 60s into the entertainment circles.
principle: n. 原则
integrity: n. 正直
contemporary: adj. 当代的
decisive: adj. 决定性的
publicity: n. 媒体炒作
ethics: n. 道德规范
entertainment circle: n. 娱乐界
go through: 经历
criticize: v. 批评
abnormal: adj. 不正常的，反常的
scandal: n. 绯闻
determinant: n. 决定因素
figure: n. 身材
vogue: n. 风气，时尚
be translated into: 把……转变成
compose: v. 组成
portion: n. 部分
ethos: n. 道义，风气
From the picture, we can see clearly that…
No doubt, the artist aims at…
Such a trend is definitely detrimental to a long-range development of…