Directions：For this part,you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay based on thepicturebelow。You should focus on the impact of socialnetworking websites on reading。
"I love reading。 I read about 3 hours aday。
My favorite book is Facebook。"
Facebookis the name of a social networkingwebsite。
Thepicture describes a conversation between two people,one of them said： "I readabout 3 hours a day. My favorite book is Facebook." The picture intends to inform us that the Internethas exerted an important influence on reading forthe modern citizens.
The phenomenon involves many factors, which canbe listed as the follows. To begin with,withthe rapid development of scientific technology. The Internet has become indispensable in ourdaily life. Undoubtedly, it provides people with many advantages and makes our life morecomfortable and efficient, including the way of reading. What's more,it is a more advancedway to get information needed by people,and an efficient way to searchfor materials."I havehardly ever bought any books since 2003. I have been reading online in recent years."saidprofessor Wang from Peking University. "With the click of the mouse,any stories or informationthat I want at any given time or place, is there. "she said. This may well explain why so manypeople now prefer to embrace the wonders of the Internet than read print copies of book orany other reading material.
Every coin has two sides,reading in social networking websites is no exception. Admittedly, there is false and useless information on the social networking websites, it is advisable that weread more critically and carefully.