Too Much TV Time

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1. Read the text and fill in the gaps with a suitable word. The first letter is given for you.

Too Much TV Time

Sometimes, a stressful (1) d.......... simply calls for a night of indulgent television. Kick back, (2) r.......... and let your mind melt in the sea of reality (3) s........... and hospital dramas. But if this is your routine night (4) a.......... night, it may be wise to abandon the remote controller for a (5) w.......... . According to a 2008 study, excessive boob-tube time is a possible sign of unhappiness.

Since 1972, researchers at the University of Chicago (6) h........... conducted the General Social Survey to evaluate the social climate in the United States. Regardless of education, income, marital status or (7) a..........., happier people surveyed watched about 30 (8) p........... less television each week than unhappier participants. On average, the happier respondents watched 19 hours of television, compared to 25 hours for the unhappy set. Instead (9) o.......... kicking back on the couch, take a cue from the happier lot. Their (10) l........... time involved hanging out with friends, volunteering or participating in organized activities.

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2. Match the types of TV programmes with their descriptions.

a) SITCOM     b) LOCAL NEWS     c) DOCUMENTARY     d) COVERAGE     e) FEATURE FILM    f) SOAP OPERA    g) CHAT SHOW     h) GAME SHOW

1. the reporting of news or sport
2. a story about a group of characters broadcast every day or several times a week
3. the news of one particular area
4. a comedy series about the same characters in different situations
5. a programme giving facts about something
6. a programme in which people score points by answering questions or doing things
7. a film that is 90 or more minutes long
8. an informal programme in which famous people are asked questions about their lives and work

 

 

MEGOLDÁSOK

1.     1DAY     2 RELAX     3 SHOWS     4 AFTER     5 WHILE     6 HAVE     7 AGE     8 PERCENT     9 OF     10 LEISURE

2.     1d     2f     3b     4a     5c     6h     7e     8g