Some people are fond
of reading, while others consider it to be a waste of time.
Different people have different attitude
to reading. Some of them have dozens of books in their houses and consider
reading to be their favourite pastime. Other people prefer watching TV to
Personally, I get a lot of enjoyment out
of reading books. Our family loves gathering in the sitting room in the
evening and reading books: fairy tales, novels, detective stories, thrillers,
fantastic stories and what not. It has become a tradition and I'm sure it
makes our family united. To my mind, books are our best teachers and friends
because they have the power to educate and entertain us. When Гm tired, I like
reading detective stories and thrillers. When I want something more serious
and instructive, I take an encyclopedia or read some philosophical works. I
love reading when I'm travelling, when I'm having meals, when Гт bored or just
However, a lot of people read very
little or don't read at all. They say they have stopped reading books due to
their busy way of life. According to some people, reading is a waste of time.
They prefer getting all the information they need from television, radio, and
the Internet. A lot of people read everything online and check the news on the
websites. Besides, some of them think that the fewer books they buy, the more
trees they save. But I believe that it is rather sad that many people read much
less nowadays. I'm sure that reading is the best learning.
To sum up, I think that our lives would
be dull without books because reading stirs our imagination, broadens our mind
and entertains us.
Some of my friends
say there's nothing better than reading a good book, while others would rather
watch its film version.
Can people live without books nowadays?
Is it possible that books will be replaced by television and cinema in the
Personally, I'm fond of reading. Books
educate and entertain us, bring past centuries to life and help us understand
our deepest dreams and fears. To my mind, a book is one of the greatest wonders
in the world. It gives us a unique chance to link up with authors who lived
hundreds and thousands of years ago. Through reading books we hear their voices
and understand their thoughts and feelings. Reading stirs my imagination,
creates colourful pictures of the described characters and events in my mind,
transfers me to other countries, continents or even to other worlds, introduces
me to amazing people who live exciting lives, makes me laugh and cry. I can
travel to wild jungles and deserts, to hot Africa and cold Arctic or wherever I
like staying at home.
However, some of my friends don't read
at all or read very little. They say that they are too tired after school and
can do nothing but watch TV. Some people say that they have little spare time
and that is why they prefer watching a film to reading a book. What is more,
watching a film is much easier than reading a book because you don't have to
use your imagination.
To sum up, it's up to you to decide
whether to read a book or to watch its film version. But I'm sure that no
screen version can be better than a book itself and it can't substitute a
special silent conversation with the author.
Most people are fond of detective
stories. Others say that reading detective stories is just a waste of time.
There is hardly a person in the world
who has never read detective stories. This literary genre has always been extremely
popular with the reading public. But of course there are people who dislike
Personally, I find most detective
stories rather puzzling and exciting. They arouse the reader's curiosity and
keep him or her in suspense. To my mind, the popularity of detective stories
lies in the fact that most people like unravelling complex puzzles. The
detective story is like an intellectual game. The reader is given exactly the
same information that the detective uses to find the criminal. Most readers
treat the story as a battle of wits between themselves and the detective.
Others read detective stories for pure relaxation.
However, some people say that all
detective stories are the same. In most detective stories, the crime is murder
and the clues lead to or away from the solution. Furthermore, it is quite possible
to become hooked on reading detective stories. Some people read them when they
should be doing something else, for example, work or study. In addition, there
are a lot of bad detective stories in many bookshops and I think that reading
them is just a waste of time. A second-rate detective story describes unreal
people and situations, has poor construction and a boring narrative style.
Sometimes the reader can easily guess who the criminal is from the very
To conclude, it is up to you to decide
whether to read detective stories or not. Anyway, a good detective story can do
you nothing but good.
Some people say that
business books can help them become successful, while others think that they
are completely useless.
In any bookshop you can find a lot of
books about business. Many people wonder if these books actually help them
succeed in their professional careers and if they are really vital for the modern
Personally, I think that if you want to
become a successful businessman, it is not enough to read a couple of books on
this subject. What you really need is a lot of experience, persistence and a
wish to work hard. To my mind, business books have become a business in themselves.
They are just a way for publishers to make money. The more books are sold, the
richer they become. Most books that claim that they can revolutionize the way
you do business and make you rich and successful have little practical use.
Moreover, some business books are so boring that they sit on the shelf unread.
However, some business books are truly
worth our investment of time and money. They may become essential tools for
students of business at any level. Biographies of successful business people
can hold valuable lessons and interesting ideas and they can inspire others to
go into business. Some books can give you helpful advice and tell you how to
make other people believe you, how to read and use body language, how to make
yourself a better manager and how to become richer. Nevertheless, many experts
are convinced that most of business books complicate the world of business.
To conclude, don't buy a book unless you
can use it in your work right now. Try to find something really useful and to
avoid needless purchases.
Some people say that
we don't need libraries any more. Others are convinced that libraries are not
going to disappear.
Library is a place where print, audio,
and visual materials are collected and arranged to serve people of all ages and
interests. Some people say that traditional libraries are not so popular now as
they used to be some years ago. But does it mean that libraries are going to
Personally, I think that libraries are
very useful. Nowadays, besides books, libraries keep manuscripts, documents,
newspapers, magazines, CDs, DVDs, video games, e-books and many other
electronic resources. Modern libraries are equipped with computers and they
store enormous amounts of information that can be checked immediately People go
to the library to read, look, listen search, inquire, discuss, learn, think,
relax or while away the time. Anyone can become a member of the library and it
usually costs nothing to borrow books.
However, some people say that
traditional libraries are useless nowadays. Most young people have become used
to retrieving information from the Internet. It may be more efficient and
time-saving than visiting a traditional library. But the information that
people find online may not be as in depth as the information from other
resources such as the books available at a physical library. Besides,
libraries are intended for use by people who don't have a PC, who cannot afford
to purchase books and magazines, who need material no individual can be
expected to have, or who require professional assistance with their research.
To sum up, I think that libraries play a
very important role in the cultural development of any country. Modern
libraries help people get unrestricted access to information in many formats
and from many sources.
Electronic books are
becoming more and more popular. Some people say that e-books are going to
replace traditional books in the future, while others are convinced that print
books will never disappear.
E-books are making their way onto the
world's markets. A lot of people, especially children and teenagers, who are
accustomed to computer screens, have already embraced e-books. But does it mean
that if the popularity of e-books grows, paper editions will soon die out?
Personally, I think that e-books are so
popular with readers for several reasons. Firstly, they are easy to use because
they are light, compact and can store up to thousands of pages. Secondly, e-
books have a touch-sensitive screen which can be used to call up a dictionary,
to increase the front size and even to add notes in the margin. Thirdly, the
bright backlight gives you an opportunity to read in the dark. Finally, people
can read e-books in public without having to display the covers.
However, most people still prefer traditional print books. They say that
the device for reading e- books is rather expensive and one needs access to the
Internet to download them. E-books may cause problems with eyesight because it
is rather tiring to read from the screen. Some people say that one of the main
disadvantages of e-books is that the battery must be recharged and that e-
books can be easily broken. What is more, so far there is only a limited
selection of e-books being published. But I think it is very convenient to put a
lightweight e-book into your bag when you are leaving for holiday.