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The television is one of the most prominent inventions of the 20th Century. It has become one of the most common ways people view the world beyond them, as (1)__________ as being one of the best ways for people to escape from the world.
In the 1880s a German inventor created simplistic moving images using a filtered light viewed through a spinning disk, laying the foundations for the modern television. During the 1920s a number of (2)__________ began experimenting with sending still images using radio waves. However, it was (3)__________ 1928 that General Electric first combined the idea of a device that could show moving images with the technology to wirelessly broadcast them.
During the 30s and 40s the technology (4)__________ gradually improved upon. In America the first regular broadcasts began in 1939 (5)__________it was not until after the Second World War that the television as a standard home appliance began to really take off. After 1945 television sales in America skyrocketed. The first colour broadcast was made in 1954.
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Sport is beneficial (1) _________our life. It helps us to keep fit and be healthy. So if you want to be healthy, you should (2) _____sports. It also helps people to lose weight and avoid many diseases. There are many kinds of sports such as: swimming, running, riding the bicycle, tennis, wrestling, etc. I like swimming very much. It makes me healthy and strong. I like tennis, (3)_______. It makes me feel energetic. It is obvious that many of us want (4)________at home, watch TV and eat snacks. But it is an unhealthy life-style. Only sport will help us be healthy and happy. That’s (5)________I think sport is very important in my life.
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Watching television is an interesting and fun activity. The first television broadcast in Australia (1)_________ in 1956. Back then, the pictures on a TV were black and white only. Television has changed a lot since then.
There are several (2)__________and they show different TV programmes. In Western Australia, the main channels are ABC, Seven, Nine, Ten, and SBS. TV guides tell us what programmes are showing on which channel, and (3)_________ what time on a day.
Many programmes on television are episodes. They are part of a series. These episodes usually last for (4)________30 minutes or a full hour. At the weekend there are interesting films. You can watch them instead of (5)__________to the cinema.