TV Education – level 2

01-11-2019 07:00

Companies that make television (TV) shows are turning real-life stories into dramatizations. People are very interested in them. Many the shows are teaching them about something brutal or sad instead of entertaining them.

In the 1970s, people took a difficult real event and turned it into a TV show. There was a show called “Roots” that was about American slavery.

A TV director said that “Roots” showed people how terrible slavery was. It made them think about their ideas about other people. Other shows are doing this now, as people want to find out more about unsolved crimes.

Many of these shows about real life are winning awards, and more TV companies want to make them.

Difficult words: dramatization (when someone turns a real event into a story), brutal (violent, difficult to watch), roots (the background of where a person comes from).

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