Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? People learn more by watching television than by reading books. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
These days almost everyone spends a lot of time watching their favorite television programs. Personally, I believe that the knowledge we gain from watching television is more educational than the knowledge we gain from books. I feel this way for two reasons, which I will explore in the following essay. To begin with, television includes a wide range of educational channels, which means TV provides people with a lot of positive role models. Television set has different educational programs to learn different things for different age groups and tastes. My personal experience is a compelling example of this. Since my father has retired from his job and is less present in the community, he follows the news and debates of politicians more to stay up to date with the current issues in society. In addition, my mother follows cake and baking channels because of her interest in opening a cake shop. She tries to practice what she has seen on cooking shows so that she can reach her skill level sooner. Secondly, television is a visual medium that we can follow while doing our personal affairs. If when reading a book, all human senses should be focused on it, which means that our eyes, ears, and mind are engaged at the same time and we cannot do something else at the same instant. For example, my sister is studying music at the university. She spends most of her free time practicing at home in front of the TV and watching musical programs at the same moment. The educational programs she follows give her a better perspective to understand her lesson concepts because she can follow the way of playing the instruments and the analysis of the professors in this field with her eyes. In addition, she also looks at her plans while eating, doing personal work, or even helping my mother. In conclusion, I am of the opinion that watching television can learn more for people than reading books. This is because TV is appropriate to learn for different ages, and everyone can pursue their interest show while we accomplish our duties.
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