Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay based on the picture below. You should focus on the impact of social networking websites on reading.
“I love reading. I read about 3 hours a day.
My favorite book is Facebook.”
*Facebook is the name of a social networking website.
第二段: 分析网络读书的原因. ( 或 阐述不同的人的不同观点)在这一段，既可以把网络阅读的影响力归结为利大于弊，也可以归结为弊大于利，自圆其说即可。
The picture describes a conversation between two people, one of them said: “I read about 3 hours a day. My favorite book is Facebook.” The picture intends to inform us that the Internet has exerted an important influence on reading for the modern citizens.
The phenomenon involves many factors, which can be listed as the follows. To begin with, with the rapid development of scientific technology, The Internet has become indispensable in our daily life. Undoubtedly, it provides people with many advantages and makes our life more comfortable and efficient, including the way of reading. What’s more, it is a more advanced way to get information needed by people, and an efficient way to search for materials. “I have hardly ever bought any books since 2003. I have been reading online in recent years.” said professor Wang from Peking University. “With the click of the mouse, any stories or information that I want at any given time or place, is there.” she said. This may well explain why so many people now prefer to embrace the wonders of the Internet than read print copies of book or any 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 we read more critically and carefully.