WRITING TASK 2
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Write about the following topic :
Newspapers have become an enormous influence on people's ideas and opinions. Why is this the case? Is it a desirable or undesirable situation?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
Write at least 250 words .
On the other hand, people should be fully aware of the downside of the journalistic dominance. By furnishing citizens with prejudiced and self-opinionated reports on sensitive issues,newspapers can manipulate their perspectives and attitudes and exercise a sort of monopoly on their way of thinking.
In conclusion, while absorbing bits of information in the newspapers, readers are advised to adopt an objective approach and cast a discriminating eye on their way of presentation,comments and implicit assumptions.
★regard as 把……当作
We regard labour as a matter of honour.我们认为劳动是光荣的事。
★ curiosity [ˌkjʊəriˈɒsəti]n.好奇心
I caught the employer's attention and aroused his curiosity.我吸引了雇主的注意力，并激起他的好奇心。
Could I ask about your attitude to intelligence tests?请问您对智力测验有什么看法？★prosper[ˈprɒspə(r)]v.昌盛，繁荣
We are bound to prosper beyond other countries.我们肯定要比其他国家更兴旺繁荣。★ appeal to引起……的兴趣
Bright colours appeal to small children.鲜艳的颜色吸引小孩儿。
A clever politician knows how to manipulate his supporters.一个聪明的政治家知道如何利用他的拥护者。