Gaming Is A Waste of Time

Opponents of gaming, whether on the computer, mobile phone, or a game console claim that playing them is a waste of time and young people should not be allowed to play them. To advocate their viewpoints for holding such opinions, they will assert that gaming is addictive, reduces the amount of time for study or other activity, and can promote laziness as well as obesity.

One the other side of the fence, gaming enthusiasts suggest that gaming can improve graduate skills such as problem solving, communication, resourcefulness and adaptability. They maintain that modern video games often require players to be adaptable, resourceful, and find multiple ways of accomplishing a task-all of which are considered desirable in graduates, particularly where employability is concerned.

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opponents [ uhpoh-nuhnt ] (观点、政策等的)反对者

noun

a person who is on an opposing side in a game, contest, controversy, or the like; adversary.

As the debate continued, his opponent refused to agree with the issue.

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advocate [ ad-vuh-keyt ] 拥护者;提倡者

verb (used with an object)

If you advocate for something you speak or write in favor of it; support or urge by argument; recommend publicly

He advocated higher salaries for teachers.

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viewpoints [ vyoo-point ] 观点;看法

noun

an attitude of mind, or the circumstances of an individual that conduce to such an attitude

There were many diverse viewpoints that were shared during the discussion.

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assert [ uhsurt ] 坚称;断言;坚决表明

verb (used with object)

to maintain or defend (claims, rights, etc.).

The speaker asserted the need for new legislation.

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addictive [ uhdik-tiv ] 使人着迷的

adjective

Something that is addictive is so enjoyable that it makes you want to do it or have it a lot.

Social media has become addictive for many.

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promote [ pruhmoht ] 促进;增进;提倡

verb (used with object)

If people promote something, they help or encourage it to happen, increase, or spread.

The color purple can help promote the feeling of royalty.

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obesity [ oh-bee-si-tee ] 过分肥胖的;臃肿的;虚胖的

adjective

Obesity is the condition of being very fat or overweight.

Obesity amongst children has become a major problem that needs to be addressed.

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side of the fence

idiom, phrase

A particular position or point of view in an argument or topic of debate.

Which side of the fence are you on regarding global warming?

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resourcefulness[ ri-sawrs-fuhl-nis ] 足智多谋的;机智的;办法多的

noun

Someone who has resourcefulness is good at finding ways of dealing with problems.

I am amazed at his resourcefulness in building shelters while hiking in the mountains.

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adaptability[ uhdap-tuh-buh l-uh-tee ] 有适应能力的;能适应的;适应性强的

noun

Adaptability is the ability to adjust oneself readily to different conditions.

Having adaptability is essential in high-pressure jobs.

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