Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay on the importance of reading ability and how to develop it. You should write at least 120 words but no more than 180 words.
With the advent of modern technology, various electronic gadgets have probably overtaken literature to catch the attention of the younger generation. However, the importance of reading ability cannot be overemphasized.
To begin with, reading is fundamental to functioning in today’s society. We have to deal with different kinds of written materials, such as contracts and notices, almost every day, which means that we need to understand precisely what is read and respond appropriately. Furthermore, in an age when dramatic changes take place every day, reading is the main way for people to educate themselves so as not to be left behind. Last but not least, reading can broaden people ‘s horizons because people can have access to all of the accumulated knowledge of mankind through books.
One important way to develop reading ability is to start with a book you are most interested in. Another advisable way is to expose yourself to books and reading materials as often as possible. Finally, remember to seleet reading materials at your level or just a ittle challenging so as to cultivate your reading habit.