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Leading in Please discuss Is TV a plus or a minus Arguments for -A convenient & cheap source entertainment -Offering educational programmes as well as exciting ones -Keeping people informed of current events -Helping people to keep up with developments in science &technology -Giving a great comfort to lonely old people Arguments against -A total passive pastime -Taking up too much of peoples free time -Distracting people from their work&study -Making childre nearsighted & otherwise weak physically -Corrupting children with harmful shows
Skimming the text.1Some worthwhile programmes are mentioned in the Editors Note.What are they? Can you cite some of them? A: News,educational programs for children, plays, movies, concerts,etc. 2.What does mayer suggest in his article? A: He suggests that TV broadcasting be prohibited for an hour or so in the evening. 3.During that quiet hour, what might the family do without the distraction of TV? A: They might sit around together and talk to each other. 4. What would be the immediate result if the family do without the distraction of TV? A: They would get to know each other better and to like each other better. skimming
5. What other activities could families pursue besides such conversations? A: They could take a ride to see the summer or take a wak to see the neighborhood. 6. What would happen if the family could spend the quiet hour reading books? A: A more literate new generation would appear. 7. What does the author suggest as an alternative to silent reading? A: He suggests reading good stories aloud. 8. What good effects, according to Mayer, might be produced on TV programs if his proposal were accepted? A: TV nets works would be forced to come up with better shows. Skimming
Scanning Read the passage carefully and say if these statements are true or false, and correct it. 1.Many people in the United States spent most of their free time doing exercises. 2.The author feels that people should not spend so much time on TV although there are many worthwhile on TV. 3.The author proposes that, right after the evening news, all television broadcasting in the USA be prohibited by law for twenty to thirty minutes. 4.According to the author, TV is more entertaining than good books. 5.Life without TV used to be funny.
Sum up the advantages of turning off TV for an hour every night. (1). Families might use the time for a real family hour. They might get together and discuss their problems. (2).Families could rediscover more active pastimes such as taking a ride together to watch the sunset or taking a walk together. (3).Families might rediscover reading and spend the freetime reading good books, which could help to produce a more literate new generation. (4).The quiet hour without the distraction of TV could become the story hour. Scanning
Careful reading 1. worthwhile adj. That is worth the time,etc eg: C E I think it worthwhile to ask him to join the club. eg:Its worthwhile taking the trouble to explain a job fully to new employees. E C. worthwhile,worth worthy worthwhile eg: I bought some worthwhile books last term. worthwhile :It is worthwhile to do/doing sth
worthy eg: a worthy woman a worthy life a worthy winner worthy of eg: His behavior is worthy of great praise. worth eg: The bike is worth 300 yuan. 300 worth eg: His suggestion is worth considering. worth
2. I would like to propose that for sixty to ninety minutes each evening, right after the early news, all television broadcasting in the United States be prohibited by law propose: suggest; put forward for consideration. eg:Our monitor proposes to have a party next week. eg: He proposed that we (should) set off at once. Note: In the object clause following such verbs (as propose, suggest, recommend, decide, request, require, insist, desire, deserve, demand, command, order, advise), subjunctive is usually used.
prohibit: forbid (esp. by rule or law) eg: In the Middle East, women are almost prohibited from walking out without a veil. The regulation requires that people (should) be prohibited from walking on the grass Paraphrase I wish to suggest that the United States should pass law which forbid all the TV stations from working for sixty to ninety minutes a day after early evening news. 3.Nevertheless: but, however, e.g. eg:I can't follow your advice. Nevertheless, thanking you for giving it. It is not surprising, it is nevertheless disappointing.
Exersises. Although there are many( )programs on television.I think people should not be spending so much of their time in front of TV set. A. worthwhile B. interesting C. good D. worth. His suggestion is ( )of being considered. A. worth B. worthy C. worthwhile D. valuable. The years fall in profits was not unexpected.( ),it is very disappointing. A.Yet B. But C. Also D. Nevertheless A B D