TOEFL Essay Topic 180 - Movies are popular all over the world. Explain why movies are so popular. Use reasons and specific examples to support your answer.
Like most young guys I like movies very much. If you ask me why movies are so popular I think
Like most young guys I like movies very much. If you ask me why movies are so popular I think there are 4 reasons.
Firstly, movies in English are an effective tool for learning English. I remember when I went to XingDongFang school to study English I always worried about my poor listening skill. Then I accepted a teacher’s advice and started to watch some English movies. What made me happy was that I can guess what the characters in the movies say and I can learn some useful words and expressions from them. Gradually I found that English is not so difficult to understand and it became more and more interesting to me. Now I can say movies not only improve my listening skill but also make me more interestest in learning English.
Secondly, movies can satisfy different people`s need. Some married people like romantic movies. From those they can know what true love is. Some young people like action movies. Some older people may like classic movies that can remind the past things. So it is obvious that movie can enrich people`s spiritual life.
Thirdly, movies can open people`s eyes. Now with the modern technique, scientist can show people what outside space look like in movies. Geologists can show people what earth looks like millions of years ago. It is through movies that people can know cultures from many other foreign countries without traveling.
In a word, movie has been a part of people`s life. Nevertheless I don`t think that movies like horrible movies and porn movies are good for all people; everyone knows that young people can mimic language and behaviors that the movie showed easily so that a movie rating system is necessary.