托福写作解析：Watch a movie before reading a book
Many filmmakers make movies based on books. some people prefer to read the book before they watch the movie, while other people prefer to watch the movie before they read the book. Which one do you prefer?
1、For one thing, watching movies before reading the books will help save time.
2、For another, watching movies will provide people with more surprises.
3、Granted, reading before watching movies offers people more opportunities to better understand the contents and plots in movies.
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save time, deprive sb. of the chance to do, offer sb. sth. render sth. sth. comprehend, plot
Reading books and watching movies are two most common entertainments. Nowadays, more and more popular books are adapted to movies by filmmakers. In the coexistence of books and films, some people prefer to read the book before watching the movie. Others are willing to read the book after they have watched the movie. From my opinion, I will choose the latter option.
First and foremost, watching movies is easier for people to be understood and it is more vivid. Movies present story from various aspects, such as visually and acoustically. People can feel characters’ emotions from actors’ performances, their facial expressions and even background music. With the advancement of cinematography, filmmakers invented 3D (three dimensional), 4D and even 5D movies. This provides fully immersive, totally convincing virtual reality for people and further enhances the experiences of the stories. In contrast, books just use numerous words to express the plots and feelings without any images and sounds. It might be very abstract for people who cannot understand the true intentions of the author. If readers cannot understand the contents very well, they will not comprehend the ideas that writers intend to convey. Compared to long-windedness in books, it is audio-visual experiences from movies that engage people interests, leaving them a more profound impression about what happened. So, watching movies first is better.
Furthermore, watching movies is more efficient and will arouse people’s interests to read the book. As we all know, it takes people about two hours to watch a movie, whereas, people have to spend a few weeks or even months to finish reading a whole book. From the perspective of time, watching movies is time-saving. Besides, after watching a movie, people can get a general picture about the corresponding book. If people are attracted by the movie, they will read the book, while they can choose to give up the book if they are not interested in the movie. It is undeniable that some plots would be adapted and even be abridged when they are performed in the movie. But, in this way, our imagination can be fully stimulated and this people will be intrigued with what talk about in the book. Then, after watching the movie, people will full of curiosities to explore the contents in the book. In fact, some books are rarely known by people, but after making movies based on these books, these books become increasingly best-selling. Therefore, I prefer to watch movies before reading books.
In general, although the plots in the book are more coherent and accurate, the slight adaptations in the movie do not affect the understanding of the theme of entire the story. I still hold the opinion that watching the movie before people read the book is better because the watching movies is more vivid and efficient.