Television conversation questions

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Television[edit | edit source]

  • It seems that - in many houses - the TV is on but nobody is watching it. Why does that happen?
  • What sort of things do you do while the TV is on?
  • How much television do you watch a day?
  • What are the positive things about watching TV?
  • Do you, in fact watch TV, or do you prefer to stream from the internet?

Programmes[edit | edit source]

  • What types of programme do you watch?
  • What types of documentaries do you like to watch?
  • What are your favourite types of film on TV?
  • What is your opinion of "reality shows"?

Remote control[edit | edit source]

  • Do you only watch one channel or do you change channels frequently?
  • Who controls the remote control in your house?
  • How many remote controls do you have in your house? What devices do they control?

TV effects?[edit | edit source]

  • Do you think it is possible to watch “too much” television?
  • In the past, parents used to worry that children might damage their eyes reading books. Later they were concerned that they spent too much time watching the TV, and now they worry that they spend too much time on the net. Does it really matter how much time children spend doing these things?
  • Assuming it is a problem – how could children be persuaded to spend less time watching TV? Consider these possibilities:
    • Increase the number of advertisements
    • Improve the quality of video games
    • Encourage them to play in the street
    • Can you think of any others?
  • The television is often blamed for children’s bad behaviour or for generating violence in society. What is your opinion on this?
  • The human race has been violent for centuries. What caused violence before television and video games?
  • It seems that many children now have TVs in their bedrooms. Do you think this is a good idea? Why/why not?
  • A recent report suggests that over a quarter of five-to six-year-old children own their own PC or laptop. Does this surprise you? Do you think it’s a good idea?

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