“The next reason is that by doing other activities, such as playing a sport, running, or reading a book, I am still able to give my mind a rest, but
I’m not being lazy. By playing sports or running, our body is able to release a lot of the built up stress. Whenever I am tired, I like to go on a long
walk or a quick jog somewhere. It refreshes my mind and re-motivates me to want to study harder.
The final reason is that I am able to make the most out of my day. If the only thing I do on my study break is relax, then I won’t be able to
accomplish all of my tasks for the day. I usually have many other things to do throughout the day, such as paying bills, buying groceries, etc. So, if I
relax, I won’t be able to get everything done that is on my checklist. Then, this will cause me to be even more stressed, which will take even more
time away from studying.
Despite the fact that most people would want to relax during their break from studying, I prefer to do something else more constructive during
that time. This is because I won’t feel lazier, I can still rest my brain, and I will be able to accomplish everything I want to for that day. It just seems
like a smarter option to me to do other activities rather than to relax and become lazy.
C. Useful Expressions
1. When given the choice between relaxing and doing another activity on my study breaks, I prefer to do another activity.
2. First, I tend to feel lazier if I relax.
3. Second, by doing an activity, I’m still giving my mind a rest from the study materials.
4. For example, when I am memorizing vocabulary words, and I take a break by just sitting and relaxing, I find it much harder to want to go back
to studying again.
5. By playing sports or running, our body is able to release a lot of the built up stress.
6. It refreshes my mind and re-motivates me to want to study harder.
7. The final reason is that I am able to make the most out of my day.
8. If the only thing I do on my study break is relax, then I won’t be able to accomplish all of my tasks for the day.
9. So, if I relax, I won’t be able to get everything done that is on my checklist.
10. Despite the fact that most people would want to relax during their break from studying, I prefer to do something else more constructive during
that time.
Q198. Do you prefer learning about movies before you see them or not knowing anything about them and being surprised?
A. Essay Outline
Argument: I am one who likes to be surprised in a movie, so I would prefer to know nothing about the movie before seeing it.
Support 1: I want to enjoy the movie and not be thinking about it as a predictable story.
Support 2: I am able to become a part of the movie.
Support 3: I can make my own opinions and conclusions about the movie.
Thesis: Because I will have a more enjoyable and surprising movie experience, I would rather not know anything about a movie before I go to see
it.
B. Model Essay
I am one who likes to be surprised in a movie, so I would prefer to know nothing about the movie before seeing it. When I go to see an action
movie, or a suspense movie, I don’t want to know how it ends because I will be thinking too much, I will not be able to connect with the
characters, and I won’t be able to make my own opinions freely.
The first thing to point out is that the movie will become predictable if we know information about the movie. This is because during the whole
movie, I will just be thinking about when the certain events that I know will take place. It almost ruins the movie because all I will be doing is
thinking. It makes it very hard to be excited or surprised by something when you are trying to always guess when that event will take place. It’s
always better to me to be guessing and paying attention to all the clues, so I can guess what will happen next myself.
With this in mind, I am able to become a part of the movie because I can let go of my worries. A movie can take you places and be extremely
relatable if you let it. When I am watching a love story, I often put myself in one of the characters shoes. It makes the movie more realistic, which
allows me to feel the emotions that are portrayed more.”