Reading Fiction (such as Novels and Short Stories) Is More Enjoyable

Reading fiction (such as novels and short stories) is more enjoyable than watching movies. Do you agree or disagree with the statement? Use specific reasons and examples to explain your position.

Some people prefer to read fiction. However, others like to watch movies. Personally, I think that the question of whether reading fiction is more enjoyable than watching movies is a controversial one. For several reasons, I will mention below, each option has advantages.

On the one side, reading fiction brings many benefits. First of all, a book can be taken anywhere one goes. For example, one can read a book while travelling or just taking a bus. As a student a couple of years ago, I read books while listening to boring lectures. Second, reading extends one’s vocabulary and improves reading and writing skills. Reading is essential for children. It extends their range of interests, improves their imagination and helps them gain more knowledge and experience through books. When I was a child my mom always made me read a lot of books. Thanks to her, I did not have a problem writing different kinds of essays in school and only got high grades.

On the other hand, watching movies has many benefits, too. Firstly, movies usually influence people’s behaviour and mood more. In addition, watching a movie in a movie theatre gives many advantages such as sound effects, a large screen, etc. Secondly, it is a good way to relax with friends, eliminate stress and tension and have a good time. My husband and I like to watch a movie on Sunday evenings. We drink coffee, eat grapes or apples, and comment while watching the movie. In addition to these benefits, watching a movie usually takes less time than reading the whole book.

In conclusion, I think that there is no doubt that watching a movie is more enjoyable and impressive than reading a book. However, reading a book brings more benefits for people in general. Moreover, children should spend more time reading books than watching different kinds of movies because scientists say watching movies has much less use for the growing child.

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