The government has just published a report which suggest that television is partly responsible for the serious increase in crime over the last ten years. The exposure of violence or pornography harmfully effects on children.
Many people who are alive today know what it is like to live in a world without television. Television as we know is only about forty years old. Yet it is so much a part of our lives that it seems as if it had always existed.
Some people think that the years before the invention of television were a better time. They claim that families talked more and did more things together. More books were read. People used their imaginations more fully. People got more outdoor exercises.
But others disagree. They claim that television is a powerful educational tool. It informs us of what is going on in the world, from a famine in Africa to a local politics and fashion. It helps us understand how people live, work, and struggle.
In 1961, Newton Minow, a government official, called prime-time schedules “ a vast wasteland.” Television is credited with being a great teacher, but it is also blamed for the poor reading and writing skills of our population. Television gets praised for helping us understand the people of the world. But it has been accused of helping to destroy family life. Television keeps us informed about the political issues of the day.
Experts will probably continue to argue about television’s value. But everyone agrees that it is one of the most significant inventions of the twentieth century.
1. The writer wants to tell …..
a. the development of television
b. the advantages of television program
c. how television destroys people’s life
d. how television improves people’s knowledge
e. the influence of television on people’s daily life
2. Many people claim that television is a powerful educational tool. From this statement we know that they ….. with the existence of television.
3. Which of the following is good for children in watching TV?
a. The children should watch the violence on TV
b. Children may watch TV whenever they like
c. There shouldn’t be government censorship of TV program
d. Children should spend all their time to watch TV program
e. Children should be accompanied by their parents in watching TV
4. “ ….. what is going on in the world, from famine n Africa …” (Paragraph 4)
The underlined word means lack of ….
- e. the influence of television on people’s daily life.
Dari kesuluruahan teks menggambarkan penulis ingin menyampaikan terkait pengaruh (influence) TV dalam kehidupan sehari-hari.
- b. agree
Dari pernyataan Many people claim that television is a powerful educational tool nampak bahwa they (many people) setuju (agree) dengan kehadiran (existence) pertelivisian.
- e. Children should be accompanied by their parents in watching TV.
Jawaban jelas kok ^_^
- a. famine.
Famine = kelaparan. Yang namanya kelaparan pasti kekurangan (lack) makanan.