(5) 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) state your point of view.
You should write on ANSWER SHEET 2.
The drawing shows a man who deposits a small amount of money into the bank and that turns out to be some fortune when he takes away the money later. One might think it is a bank advertisement, but in fact, as the subtitle suggests, it is a promotion that encourages all people to form the habit of exercising.
The artist uses this unique metaphor in order to endow us with the concept that, to habitually exercises is like to deposit money bit by bit in the bank. If we manage to exercise every day for a considerable period of time, the habit would contribute invaluably to our health. I firmly believe that exercise should become a life-long pursuit, part and parcel of our life. In this way, not only will our longevity be greatly lengthened, the improvement and maintenance of health could also lead to a happier life.
At the eve of China's hosting the 2008 Olympic Games, I think it is high time to launch a campaign spurring every citizen to exercise. Though being difficult at the beginning, we should be aware that exercise is a long-term investment that might benefit us even more than our anticipation.
deposit: v. 存钱
fortune: n. 财产，财富
endow: v. 赋予
concept: n. 概念
habitually: adv. 习惯地
bit by bit: 一点点地
invaluably: adv. 无价地，非常贵重
lengthen: v. 延长，加长
at the eve: 在......之前
spur: v. 鞭策，刺激
investment: n. 投资
anticipation: n. 期望
One might think it is... but in fact, as the subtitle suggests, it is...
The artist uses this unique metaphor in order to...
I firmly believe that...
At the eve of ... I think it is high time to...