Lectia 5 (Part I)
It is generally accepted that the violence on television can harm children psychologically. It is also conceded that the violence is offensive to most adults to some degree and there 242c210c fore must be dully controlled . But until recently there has been little willingness to acknowledge the most powerful reason for concern: the fact that violence on the screen may encourage real violence.
Some television producers claim that in certain particular cases where crimes of violence were said to have been a reaction to fictional violence, no such direct relationship existed or was provable. However, concern about social effects of television violence rests on the fact that realistic simulations of ferocious violence made possible by the use of film turn the wiewer into a witness of, and an accomplice to, acts which in real life are never likely to be seen.
2.to concede=a acorda , a recunoaste 22.cock-canary=canar
3.therefore=astfel, deci 23.male nurses=asistenti med.
4. duly=la timp, corespunzator 24.encourage = a incuraja
5.to acknowledge=a recunoste 25. rests=rezida
6. to claim=a afirma, a pretinde 26.ferocious-feroce
7.provable=demostrabil 27.enough=destul, suficient
8.accomplice= complice 28. swallow= a inghiti
9.shown= aratat,a 29.pleasure=placere
10.submitted=predat, a 30.degree=licenta
12.arean't=nu sunt 32.to borrow=a imprumuta(de la)
13.earn=a castiga 33. to lend= a imprumuta(cuiva)
14.viewer=spectator 34.beside= in preajma, langa, 15.witness=martor 35.besides=in afara de, pe langa
16.discharged=concediat 36. to raise= a ridica, a inalta
17.fiancée=logodnica 37. to rise= a creste, a se ridica
We are told televison is commited to providing a range of programmes to suit different tastes. But televison producers and pregramme makers are unwilling to reconigze that by the kind of programmes they transmit they help to form the tastes for which they cater.
What happens aa a consequence is the fact that our taste is slowly changed until it becomes possible to transmit scenes which, no long before, would have been unthinkable. Thus , society gradually adjusts itself to gruesome images shown on television. As a result, people predisposed to violence are encouraged to assume thet violence is just a normal part of everyday life.
2. loud=tipat, voce tare
3. heavenly bodies=corpuri ceresti
5. the brightest=cea mai stralucitoare
9. weitghless=fara greutate
11. persuade=a convinge
12. means= cu orice prêt
13. caught=a prinde