September 22, 2007

TV family hour: not what it used to be

How much television do you watch? What kind of programmes do you usually watch - sports, soap operas, the news, talk shows? How do you rate the quality of TV programmes in Brazil? A recent study in the U.S. reveals that American families are exposed to more sex and violence on television now than a few years ago. Do you think the same thing happens in Brazil? Should parents control what their kids watch? Here is a listening activity in which people discuss whether or not TV is a good thing.

Welsh writer Roald Dahl (the author of children's books like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) wrote this poem about children and television. What is his opinion?

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