For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay based on the picture below. You should start your essay with a brief account
of environmental pollution in some scenic spots and then explain the importance of environmental protection. You should write at least 120 words but no more than 180 words.
As is subtly portrayed in the cartoon, two tourists are taking sightseeing on a small boat while discarding their picnic leftovers casually into a lake. And below the drawing, there is a topic which says: "after" the travel or "me" in the travel.
From the portrayal, we can conclude that the painter wants to convey such a message: a good many scenic spots are flooded with visitors, who spoil the beauty of nature by creating and leaving behind God-knows-how-much trash. On the one hand, tourism, as a multibillion-dollar business, is booming everywhere. On the other hand, tourism has exerted great pressure on the environment we are living in: water is polluted, the
ecological system is disturbed, and
natural resources have been excessively used.
Undoubtedly, tourism could not be banned in any country as it does help to shore up the economy in places which offer few sources of income. The significant point is that the unchecked growth of the travel business may render the development of an economy unsustainable.