1 How many hours a day do you watch television?
2 In many modern western countries, the average is 4 hours per day.
3 Many people think it is too much, do you agree?
4 What are the benefits of watching TV?
5 Its impact since it became popular is tremendous.
6 It is only since the second half of the 20th century that it became available to most people in the west.
7 In China it is less than that.
8 But now it is so popular that it can be seen every where.
9 What do most people like to watch on TV?
10 Well, it can be different according to their age.
11 Movies, of course, are popular.
12 As is the news and the weather reports.
13 Soap operas are also very popular in deed.
14 Some soaps as we call them have been running for over 40 years.
15 Name some soaps from your own country’s television networks.
16 Today, due to satellite broadcasting, we are able to get programs from all over the world.
17 In Europe, for example, people can see CCTV.
18 Did you know that?