WRITING TASK 2: You should expend about 40 minutes on this task.
Write about the following topic:
Some people argue that a growing number of people spend too much time in watching TV.
Why does this phenomenon happen and what kinds of activities should be encourage to them?
To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from on your own knowledge or experience.
Write at least 250 words.
Studies show that more young people are getting addicted to television. Through the television has benefits, there has been a growing concern for the increasing number of adolescents who would rather watch than do productive activities. This essay will discuss the possible reasons why television has become a hit with young people and what society can do about it, and present options that the young can do aside from watching television.
The main reason why televisions has grown so influential is the effort in which various industries exert to make it so. First off, advertisers grant huge budgets to television networks to produce show that will attract audiences. Also, the entertainment industry uses the faces and talents of beautiful people to further attract viewers to patronize their show. In addition, information technology also contributes to this phenomenon, since it is continuously coming up with ideas on how to improve the uses of information dissemination apparatuses, such as television.
Families and schools are the primary monitoring mechanisms of the youth. Since most children have access to television at home, parents should be responsible in taking regulating and monitoring how long they watch television and what programs they watch. Lastly, schools should encourage children to do after-school activities that would limit the time they have in watching television.
There are various activities that promote physical and mental acuity that young people should be encouraged to do. Sports and other outdoor activities like mountain climbing are examples of physically-challenging activities. Other examples of worthwhile and mentally-stimulating leisure activities are reading and learning to play musical instruments.
In conclusion, the television is the product of advertising, entertainment, and information technology. In my opinion though, parents and schools have the best means of controlling the effects of television on today’s youth. There are other activities that young people could enjoy besides watching television that could be beneficial to them in the future.