1. 邻里关系 neighborhood
2. 和谐的邻里关系 harmonious relations between neighborhood
3. 关爱他人 care for others， treat others with unconditional love
4. 中国传统美德 Chinese traditional virtue
5. 精神文明建设the construction of spiritual civilization
6. 当代公民道德建设 the moral construction of modern citizens
7. 文化传承 cultural dissemination and heredity
8. 传统文化教育 traditional culture education
9. 串门 drop around
10. 打扰他人,侵犯隐私 annoy others with invading their privacy
11. 建立联系 bond together with others
12. 亲密关系 intimacy
13. 冷漠 indifference and iMPAssibility
14. 同情，支持他人 express deep sympathy to others
15. 社交 social interaction
Successful neighborhood action frequently requires little specialized technical skill, and often little or no money. Action may call for an investment of time, but material costs are often low.
In modern cities, traditional neighborhood relations are being subjected to unprecedented challenges, with indifference and impassibility soaked into every corners of our daily life.
With neighborhood action, compared to other social activities on larger scales, results are more likely to be visible and quickly forthcoming. The streets are cleaner; the crosswalk is painted; the trees are planted; the festival draws a crowd.
Neighborhood relations usually involves others, which will create or strengthen connections and relationships with other neighbors, leading in turn to a variety of potentially positive effects that is often hard to predict.
Neighborhoods, then, are the spatial units in which face-to-face social interactions occur―the personal settings and situations where residents seek to realize common values, socialize youth, and maintain effective social control.
Strong and cohesive neighborhoods and communities are linked --quite possibly causally linked―to decreases in crime, better outcomes for children, and improved physical and mental health. The social support that a strong neighborhood may provide can serve as a buffer against various forms of adversity.
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
3) give your comments.
You should write neatly on ANSWER SHEET. (20 points)
This inspiring cartoon mirrors a glowingly positive percepetion that a neighbor next door is more like a relative. As can be seen, a young man, with a spanner and towel on his shoulders, is waving goodbye and smiling at a couple of aging grandparents：“It is desirable to help each other between neighbors”, which is, in return, accompanied by the deep appreciation from two seniors who are admiring his kindness：“It is a priceless gift to have a good neighbor.”
Conspicuously, such episode shows that a newly-emerging form of strong and cohensive relationship between neighbors has been created and strengthened, leading to a variety of potentially positive effects. Translated, nothing would be more inspiring than a harmonious neighborhood in all spheres of modern life. For one thing, the successful neighbor relations are not only to encourage personal interactions with each other, but might possibly be beneficial to establish a deep bond with strangers to realize common values, and more probably to advance the intimacy and coherence of the community on the whole scale. For another, there is no denying that the face-to-face communication between neighbors in this self-centered world would, to a large extent, be more associated with decreases in crime and more visile rewards offered by warm-hearted folks next door.
Overall, far more cetain would be that social epidemic of mutual help between neighbors makes good sense in personal, social and moral aspects of our modernization. Therefore, elevating the notion of harmonious neighborhood rather than ignorance and indifference in an elegant and sound manner would be the best step to our promising prospect of Chinese dreams.