Writing Task 2

Do young people today make good use of their leisure time? Or do they spend too much time watching television and playing video games, instead of taking part in more productive activities?


It has been suggested that adolescents are wasting too much time on modern technology such as television and PC games which might lead to a sedentary lifestyle. However, some people believe that these activities have both positives and negatives.


It is undeniable that watching television and playing PC games can help with people's stress levels. For instance, people who work for long hours in companies, when they have arrived home, they might want to watch a comedy show to entertain themselves. Furthermore, individuals also gain knowledge and information via these devices. For example, the majority of news is explored through TV news where people obtain this reliable information from professional presenters. In addition to that, some experts say that teenagers' brains can be trained more efficiently on their studies by playing PC games.


On the other hand, it can be argued that young people spend long hours on these modern technologies which might lead to an unhealthy condition and be antisocial. It is true that children should spend some time doing other activities, such as caring for animals and playing a music instrument. These activities can enhance their social skills and foster a passion towards animals.


To sum up, watching TV and playing PC games have brought some positives and negatives to teenagers. From my perspective, it would be good if their parents gave them some advice and taught them how to manage their time correctly so that they can enjoy this modern technology more.

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