Watching Too Much TV

black flat screen tv turned on showing game
Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on June 13, 2019 and last updated on February 6, 2023

Most people would agree that the invention of the TV was a great thing. In almost every living room, the focus of the room is always the TV. People watch TV to relax, find out news as well as for general entertainment.

Along with the enjoyable aspects of TV, there are also some negative effects that come with it, particularly if we watch too much TV as many people now do.

Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

Useful Vocabulary

Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question. Click to look up the definition in the dictionary

  • entertainment (noun)
  • chill out (phrasal verb)
  • programme (noun)
  • addictive (adjective)

Conversation Questions

  • Do we watch too much TV?
  • How many hours of TV do you usually watch in a day?
  • What type of TV programmes do you watch?
  • What are the negatives of watching too much TV?
  • Is watching TV addictive?
  • How would your life change if TV didn’t exist?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.