This week's talking point is the influence of television on our lives. Before getting together with the members of your conversation group, go over the questions below so that ideas come to mind more easily the day you get together with your friends and you can work out vocabulary problems beforehand.
Do you spend a lot of time watching TV?
Why do you think watching television is a popular pastime?
Why would people choose to watch these TV programmes?
Do you think young people who watch a lot of violence on TV tend to be violent themselves?
What do you think about advertising on television?
Which type of TV show would be the most popular and would attract more advertisers to spend money on advertising their product?
Does TV have a bad influence on people’s lives? Answer the question in relation to these topics:
Moulding our minds
Time with family
Talking about programmes with friends
Other leisure activities