Most people agree that television is one of the most important inventions of the past century. Opinions vary as to its value, but no one can deny the great effect that television has on society. Many people in the world cannot live a day without the television. I think watching television can be beneficial if we do not abuse using it. All people have a leisure time. Some people prefer multitasking rest that is to spend their free time efficiently doing more than one thing at the same time, for instance, we can cook a dinner, watch TV and talk to our family.
Others like no-brainer activities, which do not require people to think, for example taking relaxing bath with bubbles and candles. Some people can’t imagine their rest without television. Television is a great entertaining invention. Watching television is having a fun time but at the same time it’s a huge resource of useful information about our planet, people, animals, plants, history and scientific discoveries.
Television is also an efficient tool to learn foreign languages. So watching television is not a waste of time, it is the process of having a great time. First of all, television is a great relaxing tool. Sometimes when people come home, especially if they have had a hard and full of events day, they want to relax and to distract from heavy thoughts. People usually turn on TV in order to watch a good heart touching movie or a very funny comedy.
For example, the film “Sense and sensibility” is a captivating romantic comedy with Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Kate Winslet and Hugh Grant in main roles. This movie is based on Jane Austen’s classic novel, the intriguing plot of the film catches audience’s attention and leads them through Dashwood sisters’ hardships, when Elinor’s and Marianne’s chances at marriage seem doomed by their family’s sudden loss of fortune.
When we watch a comedy, funny moments make us laugh; laughing helps us to relax and to get rid of stress and tension inside of us. In addition, television is an efficient educational tool. Such channels as Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, History Channel, National Geographic Channel and Travel Channel introduce us historical events, scientific discoveries, beautiful places of interests, distant countries, incredible resources of human body, life of wild animals and other treasures of our amazing blue planet.
For example, Discovery Channel broadcasts the program “Blue Planet”, which tells us about different marine inhabitants, their fight for being alive and passing on the genes to further generations. At last, television is a great tool of learning foreign languages. When foreign student watch TV they both enrich their vocabulary and develop their listening skills. In sum, some people can say that watching television is a waste of time; however I strongly believe that advantages of watching TV outweigh its disadvantages.