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Books Vs Television (Article and Subject/Verb Exercise)

the

Books

(1) was/were

first

medium

to

give

people

information

on printed

page,

then

Scottish man John Logie Beird transmitted first pictures on 25th October 1925 and

television (2) was/were born. For most people watching television (3) is/are better

than reading books.

Television (4)is/are very popular medium. Part of reason for its popularity (5) is/are

number of television channels, which people can easily choose via their remote

control. Another reason that people (6) watch/watches television (7) is/are to relax.

In fact television (8) is/are so popular that it (9) has/have become part of our

everyday routine.

Books (10) is/are very valuable source of information. There (11) is/are many more

books available than television channels. Secondly reader can choose book and part

of book that they want to read. And thirdly speed readers can read faster than they

get information from television programme.

Books and television can be found nearly everywhere on planet. Books (12) is/are

cheap to produce and for popular subjects (13) is/are cheap to buy. Books (14)

is/are also highly portable and can be read nearly anywhere. However televisions

(15)is/are installed in nearly every household and only (16)need/needs to be

switched on to provide new entertainment and information.

Both books and television (17)is/are great sources of information and entertainment,

but television (18)is/are very relaxing with sound and moving images and (19)is/are

therefore better medium.

Exercises A. The articles are missing from this Compare and contrast Essay.

Please insert a, an or the. B. Look at the numbered verbs. Choose the best form.

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Updated: 19 March 2008

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