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 文章的第一段只有一句话：“Obviously television has both advantages and disadvantages.”意思是：“显然， 电视既有缺点又有优点”， 紧接着文章围绕着这一主题展开讨论。因此本段的作用是引出文章的主题。B 最符合题意。
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 one.”意思是：“电视不仅是很方便的娱乐的来源， 而且相对便宜。”因此只有D最符合题意。
3.B 答案在文章的第二段有这样两个句子：“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.”有些人认为电视的危险在于观众变的被动了。因此B为正确答案。
4.A 答案在第三段的第一句话：“television , it is often said, keeps one informed about current events and the latest developments in science and politics.”电视能使人们了解科学、政治领域里的最新发展。因此A 最符合题意。
5.C 答案在文章的最后一句话：“It is the uses that is put to that determine value to society.”意思是：“电视的使用决定它对社会的价值。”因此C 正确答案。