СОР № 1 Английский язык 7 класс Communication and TechnologyНазад
Communication and Technology
There are many theories on the effect of television on human being. Here are some of them.
A. The “Television makes you stupid” theory. This theory says that there are many bad programmes on television. If you watch a lot of these programmes they make you stupid and lazy. You don`t think for yourself.
B.The “Television makes you fat” theory. Some studies say that if people watch too much television they get fat. In the United Kingdom and the United States, many people think that children are fat because they watch lots of television and don`t go out to play.
C.The “Television makes you intelligent” theory. Today there are special series with names like Baby Einstein, or Brainy Baby. They say that if babies sit down to watch these programmes they develop more quickly.
D.The “Television makes you frightened” theory. Every day people see crime on documentaries or the news. This theory says that this scares people. They think the world is more dangerous than it really is.
E.The “Television makes you violent” theory. This theory says that young people are violent because they see violence on television. Some people say that modern video games also make young people violent.
F.The “Television makes you ill” theory. Some people believe that if you watch television for too long, it hurts your eyes. Some people say that television gives them headache too.
1. I do not want to go to the city centre at night. The news says there are lots of problems.
2. If I watch television for more than an hour, it hurts my head.
3. Turn off the TV and do some exercise! You watch too much television.
4. My brother watches TV all day. He does not want to do anything else.
- Television is one of the main sources of information. We watch the news to find out what is happening not only in our country, but all over the world.
For children, television is a source of entertainment.
- Many people say that TV is a source of education, but I don’t think it makes us dumber.
- An aimless waste of time. Many people watch the TV receiver not in order to learn something new and interesting, but simply «from nothing to do».
- Low level of TV shows. The modern television business is not aimed at people improving their educational level, striving for the best.