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托福机经2013.06.08写作
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WRITING SECTION

Integrated writing task

Topic discussed: 基础设施私有化 Infrastructure Privatization

Notes

Reading: The benefits of privatization

Lecture: Marsupial

l  会失去更多长期投入

l  不能确保会维护

l  因为没有竞争公司也不会投入。

Glossary

Privatization 私有化

Maintenance 维护

Infrastructure 基础设施

 

Independent writing task

Essay question

 It is more fun to see a movie in the cinema with other people than see a movie at home.

【话题提示】

技术不断进步,人们的收入水平也在不断提高,进入电影院看电影已经不是一件很稀奇的事情了。

看电影需要营造现场气氛,这是电影的一个重要表现形式。包括大屏幕,声音效果等。所以进入到电影院中一定能够比在家里看得到更多的享受,和思考的空间,参与感。

 

Words and expressions

Personal space 个人空间

Atmosphere 氛围

Sense of involvement 参与感

Sample answer

Technology has made home theaters commonplace in today's society. Whereas before you needed to go to a movie theater to get a fully immersive cinematic experience, nowadays you can enjoy many of the benefits of a full-fledged theater from the comfort of your own living room. Despite this, however, I would still prefer to see a movie with other people in a cinema.

 

Firstly, going to a theater to watch movie turns the experience into more of an event. There's a ritual involved-you have to get ready, meet your friends, buy your tickets, pick up some snacks, find your seat, and watch a few trailers before the movie starts. Popping on a movie at home is convenient, but that convenience and lack of ritual makes the movie-watching experience feel like less of an activity and more like a routine way of killing time. I relish the ritual aspects of going to theater almost as much as I enjoy watching the actual movie.

 

Secondly, by going to a theater, you get to share the movie-watching experience with strangers. This makes watching movies more of a social activity and much more pleasurable. For example, when The Dark Knight came out, I first watched the movie at home with a friend. It was fun, but it was also totally different from the experience I had watching the movie again in a theater. At home, it was just me and my friend reacting to things happening on the screen. Our reactions were predictable, and while we did joke around during the movie, there was nothing too memorable outside of the movie itself. In the theater, though, people were randomly throwing out Batman jokes and wildly cheering during epic scenes. I could tell that these people were big Batman fans, and their passion for the source material made watching the movie much more gratifying.

 

Finally, watching a movie in a theater is more immersive because of the hardware a theater utilizes. While you approximate the theater experience with a good home entertainment setup, it's difficult to get that feeling full immersion without spending an exorbitant amount of money. To get cinema-level image quality you need a huge TV screen or a really good projector, and in order to mimic the audio of a theater you need a relatively pricy surround sound system. Most people just don't have the resources to put that kind of thing together. Going to a theater allows you to feel your seat shake with every explosion and your body swell with every orchestral arrangement.

 

All in all, watching movies at home just isn't as fun as watching movies in cinemas. It feels like less of an event, and while you could replicate the sensory experience if you had enough money, in the end you would still be missing the crucial social component that makes theaters so great. For those reasons, I think putting on a movie at home could never replace a trip to the cinema.

 

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