"I'm thinking of getting rid of our set. I've come to the conclusion that TV has a thoroughly bad effect on family life. We don't have any proper conversation any more. The children skimp their homework because they've got one eye on the clock in case they miss their favorite program, and we eat all our meals on our knees. My wife's taken to serving supper on trays in the sitting room so we can eat while we watch. Half the time the lights are off and I can't even see what I'm putting into my mouth. "
"Occationally, some programs are interesting but most of the time they're rubbish. They're either idiotic comedies that are an insult to the intelligence, or the sort of films--sex and violence and that kind of thing. It only encourages their aggressive instincts and makes them despise authority. The children see things they're not old enough to understand. They'd be far better off reading a good book or playing a decent game that teachers them how to use their brains."
Nearly everyone watches TV. You can visit the poorest homes and find a TV set. TV has changed life in many ways. By watching TV evening news the viewer is closer to world events. He has a good idea of what is going on in the world. One can also watch many educational programs on TV and become more informed about different topics. These are the good features of TV. There are also some bad points about TV:
1. Most children watch TV too much. There are television programs being shown all day. It is said some children "live" in front of the TV set. They watch about 5 hours of TV shows each day in America. The result of this is that little homework is done and some children barely know how to read.
2. Most of the shows on TV are not educational but merely for entertainment. Thus most of what the children see on TV is not helpful for learning.
3. A large portion of TV coverage is given over to sports eoverage. Many adults watch sports on TV and become spectators. They no longer engage in sporting activity.
4. Most of time, the TV shows are paid by companies who advertise their products during the shows. Thus a large portion of TV viewing is commercial watching. This means people are often being told to buy things they don't really need.
TV has many advantages but if it is left unchecked it has many disadvantages. It has proven harmful to children's learning since the child would rather watch TV than do his homework. Thus in many homes it is necessary to put a limit on the time the children can watch TV. Watching TV is a very popular passtime. However, too much TV viewing can be harmful to the person.
2010-04-20 20:22 编辑：kuaileyingyu
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