Cinema / Big screen (advantages)

  • the thrill of watching something on the big-screen
  • more exciting/intense atmosphere
  • the big screen really brings the characters to life
  • able to appreciate the cinematography
  • can enjoy a night out with friends
  • the excitement of attending / watching a premiere/opening

Watching TV (advantages)

  • can sit in the comfort of your own home
  • can make your own snacks / drinks
  • can choose what you want to watch
  • can flick through the channels
  • can invite your friends around
  • can watch a variety of programmes
  • can switch it off if you get bored


  • social responsibility to make educational/informative films
  • good media for reaching wide audiences
  • has high impact
  • can get worldwide recognition
  • can deliver social messages
  • can bring widespread attention to social/world problems

Technology & Entertainment (examples)

  • online gaming / games / gambling
  • downloading films / videos (YouTube)
  • downloading music (iTunes)
  • computer game consoles (PlayStation / Xbox / Wii)
  • social networking (WeChat / Instagram / Facebook / Twitter)
  • to be addicted to /find it hard to switch off