China is putting increasingemphasis on public libraries and encouraging the public to make full use of(take full advantage of) them. The latest statistics suggest that the number ofpublic libraries is increasing annually. Many libraries can offer readers aquieter and cozier environment through renovation and expansion. Large publiclibraries not only provide a wide variety of references, but also holdactivities like lectures, exhibitions and so on. In recent years, many digitallibraries have emerged, which saves a lot of space used to store books. Somelibraries even provide self-service system to further meet readers’ demands,which enables readers to borrow and return books more easily / conveniently.
In recent years, the Chinesegovernment has invested more in building gymnasiums in order to better meet therapidly growingneeds for fitness. In addition to building newgymnasiums, many cities have taken measures to increase the number of localgymnasiums such as renovating old factories and commercial buildings. With thefinancial support of the government, a growing number of gymnasiums are open tothe public for free or for a small fee. Many gymnasiumshave improved their service quality greatly through the application of moderninformation technology. It is convenient for people to book courts and pay forthem in advance. It can be predicted / It is foreseeable that more people willgo to the gym with the continuous improvement of sports facilities.
Over the last few years, arising number of museums in China have been open to the public for free. Thenumbers of exhibitions and visitors are increasing significantly. Long queuesare frequently seen in front of some popular museums. As a result, some largemuseums have to take measures to limit the number of visitors. Now, the formsof exhibitions are becoming more various. Some museums make exhibitions moreattractive by using advanced technologies like multi-media and virtualrealities. Quite a few museums hold online exhibitions, which enables people toappreciate valuable and rare exhibits. However, it is more appealing for mostvisitors to appreciate displays in person.
On today’s campus life, it is universally acknowledged that a host of college students find it increasingly challenging to decide whether they should focus on academic study or spend adequate time participating in extracurricular activities.
It is apparent that this question can be naturally linked to a long-discussed topic: which is more important? Academic study or extracurricular activities? I, as a college student, firmly hold the view that university students should strike a good balance between the two sides. First and foremost, they should give priority to their academic study, which is their primary task. It is academic study that renders it possible for them to cultivate their analytical,creative and innovative abilities which will lay a solid foundation for theirfuture research and work. Additionally, students should attach due importance to extracurricular activities where they can apply the knowledge and theoriesthey have acquired to test what they have learned. Taking a look around, we can see some wrong practice: some students only focus on knowledge learning while ignoring the value of extracurricular activities. From my perspective, it is inadvisable for them to do so. Without participating in these activities, it would be impossible for them to promote their practical skills and comprehensive qualities.