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GCSE English coursework - Imagination and Argument, A Letter: Television and its benefits

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Letter 30 Bronllwyn Rd Rhondda Cynon Taff CF41 7TE 14/6/04 The Editor South Wales Echo 3 John St Aberdere CF36 2DY Dear Sir/Madam, In response to last nights letter in the Rhondda Leader. I am writing to disagree that television has negative effects. Television has a positive impact on people by entertaining, This was stated by 'Dr P Neiman'.'Television cheers us up when we're depressed or feel down' E.g. Friends is a series comedy programme that makes you want to laugh and giggle. Another way why television entertains people in that some shows give you knowledge which increases you IQ. Example of shows that increase your knowledge are ' who wants to be a Millionaire' and 'Weakest Link'. They have double value. They entertain and they simultaneously install knowledge by asking questions. ...read more.

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television increases awareness and helps promote racial tolerance and to think before they say. an example of a Programmes which does this is 'The bill' because it goes through mainly different activities through racial to violence. It also shows how it is dealt with and why it is wrong. Television raises awareness about sensitive issues. Television can teach teenagers about drugs, alchol and health and safety issues. The consequences of taking drugs and alchol and how they could ruin your life. As Matt Young the BBC's director of soap and drama says that television soaps ''Do more to break down social, racial and class barriers than any goverment'' Television also teaches everyones children to react and behave as young children tend to follow by what they see. ...read more.

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it also keeps the elderly company, where older people are less active and have more free time from retirement. As younger people have school and work. Television is also informative. The child development magazine says that ''Television contains an enormous variety of programmes that are beneficial to children.''. Their research found that very young children who watched educational programmes for a few hours each week score higher in tests three years later than those who that did not watch television. The News and documentaries are informative. Watching such programmes helps us to develop critical thinking and know whats happening in the world around us. As well the news develop our sense of belonging and therefore benefits community values. In summary of all what i have said, watching television is more beneficial than not watching. People learn more from watching than just reading as it is easier to take in from seeing pictures. I hope you feel the same way as i do. ...read more.

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