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Is Television a Blessing or a Curse and a Time Waster?
WARM - UP What are your favourite programmes? What qualities do you look for in a television programme? What are the programmes that appeal to specific age groups? What are the advantages and disadvantages of TV?
Say what you think about the following: Television may be the cause of many disputes and conflicts in the family. Television is a terrible waste of time. Some people say that television kills conversation. Television makes people argue and discuss things, think and talk more. We can’t do without television nowadays.
I love watching (1)___________ programmes, and I love politics, so you’d think I’d like enjoy watching (2)____________ being interviewed on TV. But I don’t. All too often, (3)____________ ask them the most (4)__________ questions, and, when they do get an interesting question, I sit there watching in (5)__________ as some of the most (6) __________ people in the country give totally (7) ____________ responses. It’s as if they don’t care whether their reply is (8) _____________ or not. Often, they’re very poor (9) _____________, and they’re frequently even more (10)___________ about key issues than I am. I don’t expect them to be particularly (11)_________ – they are serious people, after all – but at least they could say something interesting occasionally. It makes me want to stand for election myself! discussion politicians journalistsridiculous disbelief powerful unconvincing ( un)believable communicators uninformed humorous Politics on TV 1.DISCUSS 2.POLITICS 3.JOURNAL 4.RIDICULE 5.BELIEVE 6.POWER 7.CONVINCE 8.BELIEVE 9.COMMUNICATE 10.INFORM 11.HUMOUR
Speaking C3 Give a 2-minute talk on television. Remember to discuss the following: what your favourite types of TV programmes are and why; if your taste in TV programmes has changed over the years and why; how often you watch television; what you think of Russian television.
“I find television very educational. Every time someone switches it on, I go into another room and read a good book.” G. Marx
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