THE EFFECTS OF TV Negative effects of TV My favourite TV programme What can we do about dangers of TV Positive effects of TV
POSITIVE NEGATIVE a) You can learn a lot. b) You can get the news very fast. c) You don’t have to buy tickets to the theatre or cinema. d) You don’t have to go to the stadium to watch a football match. e) It is an enjoyable way to relax. f) It has increased the popularity of sports and art. a) It takes a lot of time. b) It is bad for your eyes. c) It takes away time from sports and reading. d) Television can make us passive. e) It makes some people violent. f) It encourages you to buy unnecessary things.
- Do not watch violent programs - Do not watch TV after 9-10 p.m. - Watch educational programmes - Watch TV less than 3 hours - Do not watch crime programmes - Switch TV when you do your homework - Watch football match and then play football with your friends - Do not watch TV when you are having meals
Ways of introducing a contrast between two points UsePosition in the sentence although - more formal than “though” a subject + verb after them Although television is very entertaining, it is often violent. Television is very violent, although it is very entertaining. though – more often in spoken English Though I was tired, I helped Mother about the house. I helped Mother about the house though I was tired. I helped Mother about the house. I was tired though. even though – stronger form of “although” Even though I was really tired, I helped Mother. I helped Mother even though I was really tired. despitea noun, a pronoun, or V-ing after them Despite the bad weather, we had a nice trip. We had a nice trip, despite the bad weather. in spite ofIn spite of being tired, I helped Mother about the house. I helped Mother about the house, in spite of being tired.