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Speaking 1 Topic: Does television have a positive or negative impact on children?

Some people believe that television has a negative impact on children and should be avoided. Others feel that television is one of the many ways a child can learn. What do you believe?

In the 15 seconds I have to take notes, here's how I would jot down the points:

  1. Positive impact
  2. Reason 1 - Educational
  3. Reason 2 - Break from the routine
  4. Example of friend

Here's my detailed response:

I’ve always believed in the educational value of television programs. Therefore, I definitely support the idea that a child must have access to a television at home. First, there are channels, such as National Geographic, that educate as well as entertain. This will be a great way for a child to discover new aspects of the subjects in their school curriculum. In addition, children deserve an occasional break from their studies. Entertaining programs can give a child relief from the monotony of school content. I had a friend in school who learned spoken French just by watching subtitled French movies that were aired once a week. The movies exposed him to a new culture and also helped him learn a beautiful, new language.