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Describe A Book That You Have Read Many Times
You should say:
- What the book is about
- How often you have read this book
- Why you read it
- And explain what effect the book has had on you
Today i’d like to share with you one of my favorite books: ‘educated‘. I have read it more than six times. The Vietnamese version is called “Duoc Hoc” The translation of which is really poetic, and yet a bit outlandish to me.
But anyways, her memoir detailed some very gripping and dramatic life events, as well as her unusual educational journey. I guess we are all inspired one way or another by her raw, powerful and moving stories.
“You can love someone and still choose to say goodbye to them… you can miss a person every day, and still be glad that they are no longer in your life.” There is such power and wisdom in this short sentence.
Originally, i think she meant that education allowed her break free from her family. It’s a hard choice to make to let go of her family, but she realized it’s a change of mind. She can keep her love for her family, at the same time, she can keep her own faith as a belief in a better world.
I would like to read it again because it really struck me when i read the sentence. Even though there is no resemblance between my upbringing and hers, there is undeniably pain and regrets in anyone’s journey of growing up.
I can totally relate to her experience as being “a misfit” or “an outsider”. as she once mentioned in an interview, “love can be disservice“, i guess what i have learned from her book is that: no matter how our parents brought us up, in a way good or bad, in our own judgments, we can always choose a different life, a different world from theirs and different way to experience love.
1. What kinds of books do children like to read? Why?
Children have varied interests when it comes to reading, but i guess there are several common types of books that children tend to enjoy.
As a group that has rich imagination and curiosity, children love adventure books because they allow children to experience exciting and thrilling events through the characters in the book.
Fantasy books are also popular among children as they provide an escape from reality and allow them to explore imaginary worlds and characters.
One great example is the Harry Potter series which has been a huge hit among young audiences.
Fun story books are also well-liked by children as they provide entertainment and laughter. These books are often light-hearted and easy to read, making them accessible to children of different ages and reading levels.
In conclusion, children tend to love easier materials that offer them excitement and entertainment.
2. What can kids learn from books?
To start with, books can help children develop empathy. By following characters through their adventures and struggles, children learn to understand the emotions of people in different situations. They learn compassion and kindness towards others.
Books also improve children’s cognitive skills and critical / logical thinking. Take mystery stories as an example, children might have to analyze complex plots and predict how the story goes and therefore enhancing their reasoning ability and problem-solving skills.
In summary, books are important for children’s growth and learning in many areas.
3. Do people prefer to read e-books or printed books in your country?
It’s hard to say but I reckon more people prefer e-books nowadays.
E-books are known for being handy and accessible, people can read them on various devices including phone and computer.
They also offer students like me features such as built-in dictionaries, which is quiet helpful since a lot of us are still learning English.
Paper books are attractive too for having a special feeling of paper and smell of ink. A lot of book lovers still read them and they sit prettily on the shelves in their homes. It’s just not as easy to carry them around.
4. Do you think people need to develop the habit of reading? Why?
Yes, developing a reading habit is beneficial.
Firstly, reading boosts our cognitive ability. It has been scientifically proven that reading stimulates our mental ability related to memory, empathy and imagination. Reading stories and ideas that challenge us cognitively prevents mental decline
as we age.
Secondly, reading expands our knowledge. Books on philosophy, science, history and varied genres expose us to new concepts and places beyond our circumstances. For example, reading histories of different cultures fosters. understanding and compassion.
Additionally, reading reduces stress and enhances mental wellbeing. Studies show reading produces a relaxing escape.
Curling up with a book is a simple pleasure that leads to peace of mind and inner calm.
5. Do you think reading books can make people happier?
It can if a person is into reading. Reading can take a person far away into another reality.
In fact, I have some friends and relatives who prefer a good book to a movie. It also takes longer to read a book than watch a movie, so there’s something for readers to continuously look forward to after a difficult day at school or the office, as some books may take weeks to finish.
But for non-readers, I believe reading books is just torture for them.
6. Do you think e-books will make people read more? Why?
No. An e-book is just a book in electronic form, so people who don’t normally read won’t see any difference between the two.
People must be motivated to read and know the intrinsic value of reading for learning in general.
They must understand that reading can help improve their living situation. If not, they’ll have a much harder time moving up in life because many jobs today require higher learning, which means a lot of reading.
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