【AIP学粹集】英语写作：DO YOU AGREE OR DISAGREE?（一）
READING STORY BOOK IS BETTER FOR CHILDREN THAN WATCHING TELEVISION OR PLAYING COMPUTER GAMES. DO YOU AGREE OR DISAGREE?
AIP 2014级B班 李敏瑶
Thanks to the fact that the economy develops steadily, an increasing number of electronic products appear now. Views towards the phenomenon vary from person and person. Someone argue that reading story books is certainly beneficial to children‘s learning process, while others maintain that television shows and the computer games do serve as alternative sources of education. For my perspective, I tend to agree with the former point of view.
First of all, the story book is informative and full of wisdom. Reading is a kind of ways fundamental to children’s intellectual and emotional development. The famous literary works are the fruits of painstaking labor of the masters. They enable kids to know more essential knowledge and the profound truth. At the same time, reading books is capable of enlarging youngster’s horizon. Children are naïve and innocent. The fairy tales and fables are able to assist them to develop the imaging ability. It is advantageous for excessing the creativity. In addition, the content of the story books are usually positive, which assists the psychological development of kids. Besides, reading can improve children’s language skills and enhance their abilities to write. During the learning process, children will increase their vocabulary. They are more likely to encounter new words.
Equally important, reading story books will promote children to rethink, self-inspire and influence their behaviors. When youngsters feel lost, confused and afraid of the future, they are able to get the mental power from the books. The spirits and the qualities of the characters in the novels often encourage people to get the courage again and fight with the predicament. Furthermore, the story books can not only bring laughter, but also render thoughts, thus arousing sympathy of the readers.
However, it is true that watching television and playing computer games can be a modern and distinctive educators, as well as provide excellent ways for people to enjoy entertainment, but they still have some negative effects. At present, the shows with violence frequently appear in the television, even in the cartoon, which may adversely affect children, for they are immature and cannot tell right from wrong. Moreover, many teenagers indulge in those two activities. The television drama and the computer games are good at catching children’s eyes and tempt them to spend more time on the entertainment, causing it harder for them to concentrate in academic studies.
In conclusion, parents are responsible for encouraging children to do more reading instead of watching television or playing the computer games, for the latter entertainment may distract children while the former one can be a life-long hobby which assists to cultivate children’s literary and psychological development.
phenomenon n.现象，事件; 奇迹; 非凡的人
beneficial adj.有利的，有益的; [法]可享受利益的
maintain vt.保持; 保养; 坚持; 固执己见
for my perspective 我的观点
alternative adj.替代的; 备选的; 其他的; 另类的
informative adj.提供信息的; 增长见闻的
painstaking labor 艰苦的劳动
profound adj. 深厚的; 意义深远的; 严重的; 知识渊博的
enhance vt.提高，增加; 加强
mental adj.内心的，精神的，思想的，心理的; 智慧的，智[脑]力的; 〈口〉精神病的，意志薄弱的，愚笨的
predicament n.困境，窘况; [逻]范畴
render v.使成为; 递交; 给予; 表达
sympathy n.意气相投，同感; 同情，同情心; 慰问; 和谐的一致
adversely affect 不利影响
immature adj.不成熟的; 未完成的; 粗糙的; 幼小
distract vt. 使分心; 使混乱