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.
Nowadays television is a kind of major media for people to kill their free time. It is a common phenominon
Nowadays television is a kind of major media for people to kill their free time. It is a common phenominon that many people will probably choose watching television after dinner, instead of making a telephone with their friends or having a chat with their families. Therefore, television has destroyed communication among friends and family. Here are my reasons for this.
For the first reason, people just receive passively while waching television, they are watching without thinking. So it is easy for people to get involved in the programmes that people lost themselves gradually, they forget the existance of their families and friends. People spend much more time watching television than communicating with their families and friends. So television do no good to the communication, it even destroyed it.
Another important reason is that people take it for grant that watching televison is a necessity in their daily life, while they don`t ever think that communication among friends and families is as such important. For example, people watch television news at exactly the same time everyday. It is ok to get to know what had happened during the day, but on the opposite, don`t they pay too much attention on the television programmes? Not to mention televison series. People eager to know what will happen in the television series, but they cannot remember paying attention to their families and friends.
Although television is an important kind of media for people to know more, to learn more, to get well informed, it does destroyed the communication for the reasons that mentioned. Television is a kind of communication device, but it take the place of communication among friend and famliy.