题目：Nowadays, many movies or films are based on books. Some people prefer to read the original book before they watch the movie, other prefer to watch the movie before reading the book. Which one do you prefer?(2020.11.21)
It is a commonplace that plenty of movies, more often than not, are adapted from popular and best-selling books. With the purpose to grasp main ideas of these movies, some people suggest that reading the original fictions, prior to watching films, is a much better option. However, from my perspective, I prefer to enjoy the movies ahead of time, because movies can arouse our interest to peruse certain part of books and deepen our understanding of original novels.
What should be primarily recommended is that cinema goers are lured to read intensively some part of the original books once they go to the cinema and happen to find main characters exhibited in the film quite fascinating and attractive. 【中心句】Given the fact that books, compared with movies, become less popular and welcomed among young readers, owing to the long time span spent on finishing one book and the hectic lifestyle people live on, many people prefer to watch two-hours films as a way to become familiar with story line. Take Gone with The Wind as an example. When encountering this book in the bookstore, I just expend one week to scan this heavy book due to my overwhelming assignments, and crammed schedules. However, when my roommate invited me to see a film based on this book, I started to fall in love with heroine Scarlett and was impressed by her tenacity and resilience. In order to get to know more about her, I reread this book and focus on every detail portraying Scarlett. It is this interesting movie that encourages my intensive reading of initial story . 【强调句型】
Movies not only draw our attention to original fictions, but also assist us to have a deeper understanding of these fictions. 【中心句】No one can deny that movie are generally much better and easier received compared to novels or short stories,【双重否定句型】 since the scenes, background music and performance of actors or actresses shown in movies all add up to help viewers to comprehend and enjoy films effortlessly and easily. In this case, watching films first will definitely aid individuals, especially young kids, to either understand arcane words and complex lines they come across in well-known masterpieces, or encourage readers to continue their reading. To make thing better, early positive exposure to the movie will stimulate people to consult relative reference books to enlarge their scope of knowledge in certain area. Therefore, being exposed to movies early will improve our comprehension of original books.
Admittedly, reading the original book before watching the movie can help readers to gain a full picture of whole story and improve critical thinking skill, but considering the hustle and bustle of modern-day lifestyle in big cities, watching film first is the best choice to update their knowledge and catch up with trend.
精读书中部分内容 peruse certain part of books
忙碌的生活方式 the hectic lifestyle
大量作业 overwhelming assignments
耐力和韧性 tenacity and resilience
理解晦涩的字 understand arcane words
扩大知识面 enlarge their scope of knowledge
熙熙攘攘 the hustle and bustle
更新知识 update their knowledge
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