Write an argumentative essay for or against the following statement:

Television plays a very important part in our life.

 

Television plays a very important part in our life. But is it realy so important?

There are some arguments both for and against.

One positive aspect of television is the fact that it is the main source of information and a cheap form of entertainment for millions of people.

Firstly, television has the power to educate and broaden our minds. There’s a great variety of TV programmes: sport programmes and news, documentaries and feature films, soap operas and weather forecasts.

Secondly, television helps to relax and escape from reality. There are also various shows: chat shows, game shows, quiz shows, reality shows and talent shows.

In addition, many TV programmers are made in good taste and with great professional skill.

On the other hand, there are some people who argue that television is a terrible waste of time because it makes us lazier. There are people called couch potatoes who spend hours in front of TV screen.

Moreover, there is too much violence on TV. But the same can be said about computer games, many books and films.

Furthermore, commercials on TV are annoying and horrible.

As far as I am concerned, I don’t like watching TV. I am fond of traveling so I dont mind such entertainment programme as “Heads or Tails”.