TOEFL Essay Topic 8 - Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Television has destroyed communication among friends and family. Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.
From television`s first birth on, watching TV has become one of the most primary and favorite amusements for individuals and
From television`s first birth on, watching TV has become one of the most primary and favorite amusements for individuals and families. Many people, including me, are spending most spare time on watching TV. Some people think that those who spend most of their time on TV intend to isolate themselves and won`t have much time to communicate with their friends and families, especially when they have families, which have great effects on communications.
However, in my opinion, I hold the opposite view. In spite of its having some negative effects on people`s communications, watching TV would for sure add our communications with our friends and families, if you do it with a proper manner.
First of all, when we watching TV programs, we obtain a lot of information, whether they are fresh or not to us. However, we may be doubtful about some details on TV programs or problems put up by them, and we need to remove these confusions. Communicating with friends or families will help us resolve this problem. By communications, friends and families would give us some ideas we can`t work out anyway at the time, and probably a simple expression or posture of theirs would enlighten us, at the mean time, they maybe get some new information they need from the communication.
In addition to, we usually watch TV with our friends or family numbers together, and we couldn`t always keep silent and shouldn`t keep silent either. During the period of watching TV, all of the members can laugh at the same funny thing, feel upset to a hero being killed by his enemy. Of course, we also may hold different points on the same national affair, and even we may have heat debates about it, however it is these disagreement and debates that will force our communications. By these debates, we can improve our relations and get more love and trust form each other. So in a word, televisions will strengthen communications among friends and family if people make it temperately and reasonably.