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TOEFL essay: Watching television is bad for children #1 (permalink) Wed May 27, 2009 11:22 am   TOEFL essay: Watching television is bad for children
 

Topic: Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? "Watching television is bad for children. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer"
Today, television become a popular entertainment. Many people think that this kind of entertainment is good for children while others do not agree with this idea. In my opinion, watching television is not good for children because of several reasons.
First, Television contain many bad program which make them easily become crimes. In facts, a lots of children are intensively influenced by violent films which often appear on TV. Some of them become familiar with violent and having tendency to use violence in schools. Moreover, advertising which sometimes present expensive stuffs such as mobile phones, mp3 or laptop, cause children waste a lot of moneys into them. In some cases, a little numbers of them even steal their parents money just because they need a thing that they desire. Therefore, TV is not a healthy entertaining medium for children.
Second, TV sometimes is a reason for bad performance of children in schools. Many children spend lots of times for TV because it has so many interesting program. It is sure that the more times children experience for watching, the less times they use for studying. According to Institution of Children Investigation on Health Journal, they state that each of normal children in American cities spend 3 hours per day for watching TV. This Institution also assume that children wasting 2 hour per day for TV usually get higher grades than grades of children wasting 4 hour per day for it. In addition, spending many time frond of TV also make children often possess a bad heath which importantly cause them be able get better scores.
In summary, TV can influence badly for mind and studying of children. We need bring them into other activities that have advantages for them such as playing football and swimming. They will not get them so much times .

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TOEFL essay: Watching television is bad for children #2 (permalink) Thu May 28, 2009 8:36 am   TOEFL essay: Watching television is bad for children
 

Today, television has become a popular form of entertainment. Many people think that this kind of entertainment is good for children while others do not agree with this idea. In my opinion, watching television is not good for children because of several reasons.

First, television contains many bad programmes which might lead to them getting involved in criminal activities. In fact,lots of children are highly influenced by violent films which often appear on TV. Some of them become so familiar with violence that they themselves have a tendency to use violence in schools. Moreover, advertising, which sometimes presents expensive items such as mobile phones, mp3 or laptops, cause children to waste a lot of money on them. In some cases, a small number of children even steal their parent's money just because of their desire for something. Therefore, I feel that TV is not really a healthy entertainment medium for children.

Second, TV is sometimes the main reason for bad performance of children in schools. Many children spend lots of time watching TV because it has so many interesting programmes. It is for certain that the more time children spend watching TV the less time they use for studying. According to the Institution of Children Investigation on Health Journal, each child in American cities spends 3 hours per day watching TV.

This Institution also assumes that children only wasting 2 hours per day for TV usually get higher grades than the grades of those children wasting 4 hours per day watching it. In addition, spending so much time in front of the TV often poses a bad heath risk.

In summary, TV can have a very bad influence on the minds of growing children, and can seriously affect their studies. We ought to introduce them to other activities that have advantages for them, such as playing football and swimming.
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TOEFL essay: Watching television is bad for children #3 (permalink) Wed Jan 06, 2010 17:56 pm   TOEFL essay: Watching television is bad for children
 

Personally, I totally disagree with the statement. I believe that TV is a bad influence on children.
For example I have a sister which is 17 years old and she is watching TV incessantly. This is bad for her because she doesn't write her assignments for school and teachers are not happy about that. Last week she had a test on math and she didn't score high mark and her teacher called at home and talked with my parents about her appearance. I think that is not so good for her because she had troubles after that conversation.
Also other reason is that, when children looking TV more and more they don't have enough time to go out with friends. They don't spend their time for sport activities or just to walk somewhere. I have a friend of mine who watches only TV and when I ask him to go out and have a good time he always refused my invitation. Now he has a serious problem with his health - he has a high blood pleasure.
Finally I think that watching TV is a full waste of time. That time can be used to read books which are more educational and on that way you can improve your skills in different areas of knowledge. I'm familiar with two guys and one of them enjoy staying at home and watching only TV shows, serials and movies. Other guy enjoys reading books, going out with friends and spending his time by doing a lot of things which are helpful for him. He has a lot of friends rather than first guy whose only friends maybe are the stupid TV shows and etc. I think that TV is a bad influence on my first friend because he can't create contacts with people which can be useful for him in the near future.
For all of these reasons, I support the idea that TV is a bad influence on children.

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TOEFL essay: Watching television is bad for children #4 (permalink) Wed Jan 06, 2010 23:45 pm   TOEFL essay: Watching television is bad for children
 

Hi,
I have a question for both of you:
Why do you believe that there exists only the "junk TV"?
Watching documentary films is also so terrible?
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TOEFL essay: Watching television is bad for children #5 (permalink) Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:18 am   TOEFL essay: Watching television is bad for children
 

Hello,
please grade this one too.

Watching television is bad for children

Invention of television is considered a great scientific invention of this era. Nobody can deny this fact. Television provides us world's news, useful information and entertainment. The matter of fact is how it's effect our children’s' life. How much they are getting benefited by television programs. Television is probably ruining their life. I believe that watching television is bad for children due to several factors.

Begin with, they become addicted to television. They want to spend most of their time watching their favorite cartoon shows. For instance, my nine years old cousin never does her home work on time because of always remains busy to watch Pokeman cartoon series. She never listens to her elders. She is becoming so adamant. Her class teacher strictly instructed to my aunt that my cousin have to study hard if she really wants to go to next grade.

Another one, children are lacking in their physical exercise due to television. They don't want to go to park and play some good physical game like soccer, baseball and basketball. For example, I have never seen my neighbour's son playing out in park or somewhere but he is fond of watching television. His interactive skill is nil. His physic is affected. He is of 90 pound in age of eleven.

Finally, the all programs on television are not appropriate for children. For instance, almost all programs contain violence and sex. On television, you can not restrict these kinds of serials and advertisements. Even in news, they show you live violence sometimes. It affects child's mind badly.

Concluding all the points mentioned above, I strictly recommend that watching television is bad for children. Due to television dominance in children’s' life, they don't get time for playing, studying and becoming addicted to it. Sometimes violent television programs create a bad impression on children’s' mind.
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TOEFL essay: Watching television is bad for children #6 (permalink) Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:47 am   TOEFL essay: Watching television is bad for children
 

A good one I think Bds.
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TOEFL essay: Watching television is bad for children #7 (permalink) Thu Jan 07, 2010 15:38 pm   TOEFL essay: Watching television is bad for children
 

Mixmixi wrote:
A good one I think Bds.


Thanks Mixmixi.
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