1. About how many hours of TV do you watch every day?
  2. Are TV shows getting better or worse?
  3. Are you going to watch TV tonight? If so, what will you watch?
  4. Can you recommend a TV show to your classmates?
  5. Could you live without TV for a week?
  6. Do you have a favorite channel?
  7. Do you have cable, satellite television, or neither?
  8. Do you like ___? (Insert the name of a TV show.)
  9. Do you like any foreign TV shows?
  10. Do you like _____ advertisements? If not, why? (You can substitute any company’s name.)
  11. Do you like watching TV alone or with your family?
  12. Do you prefer listening to the radio or watching TV?
  13. Do you think children watch too much TV these days?
  14. Do you think it is good for children to watch TV?
  15. Do you think it’s right to see naked women in TV commercials selling beauty products?
  16. Do you think people watch too much television?
  17. Do you think that every future politician should be vetted for security reasons?
  18. Do you think that TV is a good thing?
  19. Do you think that TV makes people lazy?
  20. Do you think that TV prevents people from communicating?
  21. Do you think there are any possible dangers to society from the material broadcast on TV channels?
  22. Do you think there are subliminal messages?
  23. Do you think there is too much violence on TV?
  24. Do you think too much time is spent watching TV?
  25. Do you think TV is educational?
  26. Does TV make a person passive? Does TV take away a person’s ability to think for himself or herself?
  27. Does violence on TV influence some young people to engage in violent behavior?
  28. How do you feel when watching explicit scenes on TV with your parents? How do your parents usually react?
  29. How often do you watch TV?
  30. If you could design a new television show to boost ratings, what kind of show would it be?
  31. If you couldn’t watch TV at home but had to stay there, what would you do?
  32. Is television one of the best inventions of all times?
  33. There is a famous English saying that goes “you are what you eat.” Does this apply to television? Can the programs you watch affect your behavior?
  34. What are some of your favorite shows?
  35. What are the advantages of watching TV?
  36. What are the benefits of being an EU member?
  37. What are the disadvantages of watching TV?
  38. What are the drawbacks of being an EU member?
  39. What channel is your favorite channel? Why?
  40. What did you watch on TV yesterday?
  41. What do you think about Reality Shows?
  42. What do you think of the “rubbish” programs on TV which are only dedicated to gossip about famous or pseudo famous people?
  43. What do you think of TV shows that are designed to “discover new talent?”
  44. What do you think should happen if a cell phone rings in class? In a restaurant? In a movie theater? During a concert or speech?
  45. What do you usually watch on TV?
  46. What is one of your favorite TV shows? Why do you like it? When is it on? Does your father like it, too?
  47. What is the best drama on TV now?
  48. What is the funniest show on television?
  49. What is the purpose of advertising a product?
  50. What is your favorite program on cable TV?
  51. What kind of entertainment do children like?
  52. What kind of TV programs do you usually watch?
  53. What kind of TV shows do you not like? Why?
  54. What TV commercials do you like? Why do you like it? Which ones do you hate?
  55. What types of TV program are there? Which type do you like best?
  56. What’s your favorite commercial?
  57. When do you usually watch TV?
  58. When you drive or walk, do you get distracted by advertisements on buses or billboards?
  59. When you go food shopping, do you buy foods you’ve seen in TV commercials?
  60. Which channel do you like the best?
  61. Who decides what to watch: the parent or the child?
  62. Who is the most controversial politician in your country?
  63. Why do you think the television industry is so successful?
  64. Would you like to be on TV?
  65. Would you participate in one if you were invited?

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