Obviously television has both advantages and disadvantages.
In the first place, television is not only a convenient source of
entertainment, but also a comparatively cheap one. With a TV set in the family
people don’t have to pay for expensive seats at the theatre, the cinema, or the
opera .All they have to so is to push a button or turn a knob, and they can see
plays, films, operas and shows of every kind. Some people, however, think that
this is where the danger lies. The television viewers need do nothing. He does
not even have to use his legs if the has a remote control. He makes no choice
and exercises, no judgment. He is completely passive and has everything
presented to him without any effort in his part.
Television, it is often said, keeps one informed about current events and
the latest developments in science and politics. The most distant countries and
the strangest customs are brought right into one’s sitting room. It could be
argued that the radio performs this service as well; but on television
everything is much more living, much more real. Yet here again there is a
danger. The television screen itself has a terrible, almost physical charm for
us. We get so used to looking at the movements on it ,so dependent on its
pictures, that it begins to control our lives. People are often heard to say
that their television sets have broken down and that they have suddenly found
that they have far more time to do things and the they have actually begin to
talk to each other again. It makes one think, doesn’t it?
There are many other arguments for and against television. We must realize
that television itself is neither good nor bad. It is the uses that it is put to
that determine its value to society.
1. What is the major of paragraph 1?
A. To arouse the reader’s concern
B. To introduce the theme of the whole passage
C. To summarize the whole passage
D. To sate the primary uses of TV
2. Television, as a source of entertainment, is ______.
A. not very convenient
B. very expensive
C. quite dangerous
D. relatively cheap
3. Why are some people against TV?
A. Because TV programs re not interesting
B. Because TV viewers are totally passive
C. Because TV prices are very high.
D. Because TV has both advantages and disadvantages
4. One of the most obvious advantages of TV is that ______.
A. it keeps us informed
B. it is very cheap
C. it enables us to have a rest
D. it controls our lives
5. According to the passage, whether TV is good or not depends on _______
A. its quality
B. people ’s attitude towards it
C. how we use it
D. when we use it
1.B 文章的榜首段只要一句话：“Obviously television has both advantages and
disadvantages.”意思是：“明显， 电视既有缺陷又有长处”， 紧接着文章围绕着这一主题展开讨论。因而本段的作用是引出文章的主题。B
2.D 答案在文章第二段的第二句话：“In the first place, television is not only a convenient
source of entertainment, but also a comparatively cheap
3.B 答案在文章的第二段有这样两个语句：“some people think that this is where the danger
lies.” “He is completely passive and has everything presented to him without any
effort on his part.”有些人以为电视的风险在于观众变的被动了。因而B为正确答案。
4.A 答案在第三段的榜首句话：“television , it is often said, keeps one informed about
current events and the latest developments in science and
5.C 答案在文章的最终一句话：“It is the uses that is put to that determine value to