Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: It’s better to relax by watching a movie or reading a book than doing physical exercises.
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Things always change in an unexpected way. Please describe a thing youhave recently done that, ten years ago, you never imagined you would do.
Working as a simultaneous interpreter is a remarkable and unexpectedthing for me in the past. It’s extremely difficult toachieve since I did not show any talent in language learning. In fact, as aninterpreter, it requires us to master good language skills. Like be capable toswitch seamlessly between two languages, like my ability expressing thoughtsclearly and concisely in both languages, and more intimate familiarity withboth cultures. That’s pretty cool, but clearly I can’t. Because of the shyness and weak grammar even awkwardphrasing, any of them could be a huge obstacle in my way of language learning.Until one day, I receive the contempt from peers in the class, at that moment,I was shocked to realize that it’s time to change thecurrent situation. Why not try to enjoy and appreciate the subject and combineit in our daily life. That’s when surprise starts,exactly from the conscious awareness.
You live in a crowded city with only one green space-the city park. Thegovernment recently proposes to build a housing complex on this only greenspace. Do you think this is a good idea?
My firm position is that the government should not dothis. Since it’s the only green space-the city parkwhich will help to encourage citizens to lead healthier lifestyles, because itcan reduce money spent on insurance and medical care. People who live in thenarrow apartment are under great pressures, so it’smore likely for them to become depressed .if you can easily find a space tobuild your body or walk in a park with your friends or family members, it wouldbe a great relief .If more individuals have an incentive to do preventivehealth care, they would enjoy their longevity, and at the same time providemore labor force and fortune to the society Also, It is of more benefits forthe government, people’sbeing healthy is good for our economic growth and the social harmony. If thegovernment adjusted to build more housing complex, it would bring us lower lifequality and chaotic situations. Consequently, clearing a space for citizen isworthwhile.
1. habitat destruction生存环境的破坏，大多由于人的占用导致。
2. 附近捕食者(比如秃鹰和乌鸦)对幼鸟和蛋的攻击. Eggs and juvenileare vulnerable to the predators, which, however, cannot be killed because theyare also important to ecosystem.
3. 保护濒危物种通常科学家会raisethem in captivity 然后release into the wild, 但是Hermit Ibis是迁徙类动物，它们是从父母那里学习how andwhere to migrate， 如果人工饲养然后放回大自然，它们无法生存。
1. hermit ibis可以在很多地方筑巢，人工搭建的栖息地，比如建筑物的外墙。这个不是问题。
2. 虽然eggsand juvenile are vulnerable，但是它们的天敌都比较胆小，只要在eggs andjuvenile成年之前人类通过吹哨子赶走天敌，Hermit Ibis成年后生活就没有问题了。
Contrary to the belief in the passage that it is difficult to protecthermit ibis, the professor asserts a diverse perception.
To begin with, the professor argues that hermit ibis actually can buildnest everywhere. For example, the wall of buildings is perfectly suitable forthem to build nest. Habitat destruction won’t be a problemto prevent scientists from protecting hermit ibis. This directly challenges thefirst idea in the reading that like many other endangered species, it isdifficult to protect hermit ibis because of the habitat destruction.
Then, the author of the passage points out eggs and juveniles arevulnerable to the predators, which, however, are not supposed be killed becausethey are also important to ecosystem. However, their predators actually are coward species. People can easilyblow whistles to scare away the predators during the period in which they arevulnerable. When they grow up to adults, there will be nothing to be worriedabout anymore. Again, this contradicts what the reading passage says about thesame issue.
Finally, the professor points out that human can also teach young hermitibis how to migrate. For example, pilots can flight along hermit ibis’ migratory route thus young hermit ibis that is raised incaptivity will follow this route and become capable of migrating just liketheir peers living in the wild. Yet, the reading is of the opposite view thathermit ibis raised in captivity by scientists don’thave the chance to learn how and where to migrate from their parents.
Do you agree or disagree: it’s better to relaxthrough watching a film and reading a book than doing physical exercises?
Everyone in the society is seeking for a way to release his or herpressure derived from continuous study or work, but what is the key factor ofgetting completely relaxed? There are two choices – thefirst one is to sit themselves to a comfortable couch, watching movies andreading books while the other is to go out and do physical exercises. Althoughsomeone tends to choose the first approach, I definitely agree that doingphysical exercise is a better choice for those who want to relax themselves.
The first and foremost advantage of doing physical exercise is that ithelps people stretch themselves and get recovered from anchylosis. People oftenfeel stressed out because they sit still working or studying for 6 or morehours every day. Despite the difficulties caused by some sophisticated problemsthey need to deal with, sitting still for long is also one of the reasons that causepeople’s intense pressure that is harmful to theirhealth. In this case, doing exercise is a superb way to help them get relaxed.Actually, doing some sports that involve the whole body’smovement is the best, such as playing basketball, badminton. Jogging is also agood choice. On the contrary, watching a movie or reading a book still requirespeople to sit, which might worsen the situation instead.
To better relax ourselves, we must free ourselves from psychology stress.Doing exercise has two benefits in helping us achieve this goal. On the onehand, doing physical exercise facilitates the exudation of dopamine, which is anatural chemical our body secretes that makes us feel happy and relaxed. On theother hand, doing physical exercise generally brings us into contact withoutside world. For example, when we jog in a park, the beautiful scenery thereoften refreshes our mind and takes us to a stress-free world. Besides, when wedo some team sports, we communicate with our partners, sharing feelings andworries with them. They not only will cheer us up by saying some nice words butalso may provide some suggestions for solving the problems we have. Clearly, wewill feel much better after playing sports with them.
While some one may claim that we cannot ignore the importance of watchingmovies and reading books to relaxing ourselves since watching movies or readingbooks offer us greater chances to get away from the reality. Anyway, I admitthat we can sometimes laugh by watching a comedy or enjoy the gracefuldescription about pastoral country life thereby having an immersed sense.However, watching movies or reading books also requires us to stare at thescreen or the book for long time, how can we have a good relaxation we stillneed to overfatigue our eyes? So, watching movies or reading books can be takenas good pastime when we want to spend weekends or holidays alone. And we shoulddo physical exercise if we want to relax ourselves.
All in all, doing physical exercise is a superb way if we want to relaxourselves. It provides us with great opportunity to stretch ourselves and feelhappy.