English Culture Videos

“TV Guide”

Instructions: Watch this video and answer the questions. Then, read the script at the bottom of the page.

Randall and his family don't watch much TV because of _____.

Uh, basically, we don't watch a lot of TV because, uh, work and school, and there's not a lot of good TV on these days.

When they do watch TV, they enjoy ______.

However, if we do watch TV, we enjoy watch old TV classics, uh, something we really enjoy doing.

Randall sometimes watches the TV news to _____.

And if I watch TV, it's often in the evening, usually after nine O'clock to watch the TV news to find out what is going on the the world.

Online Investigations and Discussion Questions

What kinds of TV programs do you enjoy watching? In what ways have TV programs changed over the years in your country? What is the educational value of TV? The negative specifics of TV content? Use the Internet to find references to the pros and cons of letting children watch TV.

Video Script

Hi, I’m Randall. As you can see in our kitchen, we have a very small TV, and TV is not really a big part of our lives. Uh, basically, we don’t watch a lot of TV because, uh, work and school, and there’s not a lot of good TV on these days.

However, if we do watch TV, we enjoy watch old TV classics, uh, something we really enjoy doing. And if I watch TV, it’s often in the evening, usually after nine O’clock to watch the TV news to find out what is going on the the world.