Assignments for Grade XI :
• MAKE 2 MULTIPLE QUESTIONS BASED ON THE TEXT GIVEN. (Different Class Different Text)
• THE QUESTIONS MUST NOT BE SAME WITH OTHER STUDENTS.
TELEVISION IS A BAD INFLUENCE ON CHILDREN
Studies have indicated that pre-school children view 54 hours of television per week (UnTV), with the typical child watching up to 25,000 hours before age 18 (Kaufman). This is clearly an abuse of the medium, even if the content of television programs are of high quality.
There are also indications that excessive television viewing has a negative effect on child’s sight, hearing, general health, reading skill, creativity, intellectual and social development (UnTV). Young minds have not sufficiently matured; they do not have stable frame of reference, and cannot easily separate the images and messages presented on television from those in the real world. Television is a medium for adults; therefore it should be presented to children with supervision and with caution.
But many adults provide poor examples by their own viewing habits, watching soap operas, “adult” movies, all-weekend sport marathons, violent action programs, and mindless sitcoms. The children follow the unintentionally set by their parents, with the potential of becoming television addicts.
Parents should use discretion and self-control in their own viewing habits, and they should teach their children that television is not a toy. A child should not be given unlimited access to television, for the same reason why we should not give the child a key of a liquor cabinet.
We, of course, are very familiar with this word. If we hear the word ‘rocks’, we will imagine hard and high voice and very ear-splitting. Yes, it is right. Rock is one of the kinds of music that convey noisy and hard voice. But, how people judge this kind of music?
Many controversies have sprung around this kind of music. Those who cannot tolerate with rock music consider it a negative influence on young people.
There are those who do not approve of the way rockers dress and behave.
Some go further and accuse rock of Satanism. For example, Ozzy Osbourne, a famous rock star, often bit the head off small animals and drunk their blood on stage. Many people considered such acts affiliated with Satanism.
There are also occasions where teens commit suicide after going to such a concert or listening to the music. Such cases strengthened the conviction of many people that rock music, such a heavy metal, and underground music are truly a bad influence.
I feel that we must concern with our young generation. I am appealing the music and entertainment promoters not to invite rockers or give rock concerts, for rocks concerts usually present wild impacts on young generation.
CRIME IN CITIES
Crime is a serious problem in big cities and it is getting worse every year. This is what police departments around the country said in their reports last week. The subways are more dangerous. The streets are more dangerous. You may not be safe in your own home.
Why is the problem so serious now? This is not an easy question to answer. There may not be a single answer. Many problems seem to make cities so dangerous.
One of the problems is money. To fight crime a city needs police officers, cars, and guns. These cost a lot of money. But right now cities do not have extra money. So, there are not enough police officers, cars, and guns for the cities.
Another problem is drugs. Crime studies show that many criminals use and sell drugs. After they start taking drugs, they want to have more. However, drugs are very expensive. So, these people may sell drugs to other people to make money or they may steal money to get more drugs.
There is an even more important cause of crime. Cities have rich and poor neighbourhoods. In the poor neighbourhoods, jobs are hard to find. Many young people don’t have much hope for a better life. They only know one way to make a better living for themselves. That way is to sell drugs or steal. So, some of these young people become criminals.
It is not going to be easy to change these crime problems. We must first change many of the laws about drugs. We must change the way cities spend their money. Until then, the crime problem will not go away and we will live our lie in fear.
COMPLAIN ABOUT ADS IN TV
We are writing to complain about ads on TV. There are so many ads, especially during our favourite programs. We think they should be stopped for a number of reasons.
First, ads are nuisance. They go on for a long time and there are so many. Sometimes there seems to be more ads than programs.
Second, ads are bad influence on people. They try to encourage people to buy unhealthy food like beer, soft drink, candy, and chips. And they make people want things they do not really need and cannot afford.
Finally, the people who make ads have too much say in what program people watch. That is because they want to put all their ads on popular program that a lot of people watch. Some programs which are not so popular get stopped because they do not attract enough ads, even though that program may be someone’s favourite.
For those reasons, we think your TV station should stop showing ads. They interrupt programmer, are bad influence on people, and sometimes put a stop to people’s favourite shows. We are sick of ads, and now we mostly watch channel two (ABC).
FASHION SHOULD BE BLAMED
Fashion, together with all matter in it, is the main social factor that supports young people to suffer from eating disorder especially anorexia.
Firstly, the fashion makes young people grow up against a background of media images of ideal body shapes. The effect is that they stop eating just to be fashionable. Then it causes the number of anorexics increased.
Secondly, the models have a great deal in glorifying “thinness” and obtaining the “perfect body”. Some of them undoubtedly declare that they are suffering from eating disorder, either anorexia or bulimia. Young people think if they follow that way, they are like the models.
Thirdly, because fashion promises popularity and money, almost young people try to join it. Once a girl becomes a model, she must keep her body tiny. When diet programs fail, depression and anxiety to be fat will lead her to experience eating disorder.
Therefore, we should believe that fashion results health problems especially eating disorders around the world. In conclusion, we must tell our children that the thin body does not guarantee the healthy life.