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"Televisions & Families/ Thi,Tien,Trinh"

In some families, there is more than one television in the home with each family member even having their own TV. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of having more than one TV set at home.

Television has been a popular means of entertainment for a long time. Today, it is easy to see more than one in the house, or even one for each family member. This shift in the lifestyle of people may be the result of personal needs as well as conflicts between members' taste. Therefore, I believe that the more televisions we possess, the worse the influence on the family would be.

On the one hand, we cannot ignore the benefits of having more than one television for the family. Providing a television for each person not only helps satisfy their personal needs but also resolves the conflict between family members about choosing favorite channels. Father, for example, is interested in watching sports, while mother is keen on watching fashion shows and romantic movies. In this case, buying one more television is the best solution: mother can enjoy romantic movies while father may have fun with the football match and arguments will disappear. Thus, adding one more TV set to a house could be necessary to preserve family peace.

On the other hand, allowing for people's own entertainment could trigger some serious issues. The family atmosphere is lost over time because spare time after a hectic day is spent on individual interests. Family members will spend less time together which could encourage children to behave badly because of the lack of parental control over TV content. One particularly good example of this is some young people admitting that watching lots of violent films is the reason why they fight and want to kill other people. Another disadvantage of having more than one TV set per home is utilities. The more televisions there are in each home, the more electricity and service bills we have to pay. This not only leads to more consumerism, but also affects our financial resources which are not unlimited.

By way of conclusion, it is apparent that the drawbacks of having more than one television in a house outweigh its benefits. I believe that having more than one television in a family has had a negative impact on modern life because of its influence on children's behavior and the money that must be spent on services.

Comment from ITP

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