1. What do you think is more important? Reading or writing?
Reading, I would have to say, is more important. This is kind of a difficult question; it resembles the chicken and the egg riddle229. Reading and writing go hand in hand230. If someone doesn’t read, they won’t be able to write. So, following that logic231, in order to be able to write well, you would have to read as much as possible and then learn from reading how to write. Besides, people who read don’t have to be good writers either. Reading provides such a large variety of information that it’s helpful to everyone.
2. At what age should children start to read?
I guess the earlier, the better. Exposing children to stories and texts at even a year old can help them develop reading skills and the patience to read. This would really help them in the future when they have to read textbooks. It will also make these children much more curious and open to learning. So I think it’s always good to let children get hooked onto232 reading at a young age.
3. Where do people like to study?
Usually people like studying in libraries or in their own room. Anywhere quiet is a good place because it lets people focus better on their work and prevents them from getting distracted. People who like studying in a quiet place usually prefer studying alone. They don’t like being disturbed by anyone or anything while studying. Some other people might prefer studying at a place with some background noise, like a coffee shop. Those places do wonders for233 their productivity and creativity.
4. What are the differences between studying in a public place and studying at home? (What are the advantages of studying in a public place and studying at home?)
Studying in public places such as a quiet library can be helpful sometimes. It allows people to feel like they aren’t really missing out on234 the world, and also still focus on their work. Plus, the study
atmosphere in public places works like a charm235 sometimes when you don’t like studying alone. It can make people more focused when they studying in a group setting. On the other hand, studying at home gives people a quiet, focused place to study while feeling comfortable. There are snacks nearby, if needed. Their family is at home for moral support, and most importantly, all the items that the person might need are right in front of them236.
229 This is kind of a difficult question; it resembles the chicken and the egg riddle:这是个很难讲的问题，类似于鸡生蛋还是蛋生鸡
230 go hand in hand:紧密联系，息息相关
231 following that logic:按照这个逻辑
232 get hooked onto:喜欢…沉迷于…
233 do wonders for:对…有效果，有帮助234 missing outon:错过，错失…在这里表示自己并没有两耳不闻窗外事。
236 right in front of them:刚好就在他们面前