Television

Television is one of our world’s most important means of communication.  It shows us information programs, like the news, documentaries, and sports events. We can watch films, listen to interviews and hear the sounds of events that happen far away. Television teaches us about countries and cultures and we can enjoy entertainment, like series, comedies, game shows or sitcoms.

A television set can be used for other things as well. You can record shows and films for later viewing, play video games, watch DVDs, or even browse the Internet.

Television has been influencing our lives since it was developed over 80 years ago. It is an important way of spending our free time and shapes people’s opinions about various issues.

 

American family watching television in 1958

American family watching television in 1958

 

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Words

  • browse = to search for information on the Internet
  • develop = start
  • entertainment = amusement; things like performances, radio and television programs  that amuse or interest people
  • influence = to have an effect on
  • issue=topic
  • means of communication = ways of getting into contact with each other
  • opinion = what a person thinks
  • record = save sound and videos on a tape or disc to watch at a later time
  • series = program that has the same characters or deals with the same topic every week or every day
  • shape = form
  • sitcom = funny TV series in which the same characters appear  in different situations each week
  • various = different