Mass Media - СМИ (2)

Mass Media plays an important role in the life of society. They inform, educate and entertain people. Millions of people in their spare time watch TV and read newspapers. The TV-set is not just a piece of furniture in our homes. It is often one of the family.

The radio is turned on most of the time creating a permanent background noise. You can listen to the radio doing some work about the house, driving a car, lying in the sun, and working in the garden. On the radio you can hear music, plays, news, poetry, various commentary and discussions.

At present there is a lot of advertising on TV and radio. The film you are watching on TV may be interrupted several times by a call to use a new perfume or drink a certain coffee. The same advertisements are repeated several times every day and it bores the viewers.

Radio and TV bring into our homes not only entertainment and news but also cultural and educational programs. If you watch TV and listen to the radio you can improve your knowledge of history, biology, literature or even learn a foreign language by radio!