How have your TV viewing habits changed over time?

A young lady talks about what kinds of TV shows she watched when she was younger, and what she likes to watch now.

Self Study


Listen to the dialogue in the episode again. Try to write down what they say and then check with the answers below.


I first got interested in watching TV when I was a child. My mother would allow me to watch kids shows on TV when I was growing up. These shows were quite educational and helped me learn a lot. Also, we would sometimes watch family movies and TV shows together.

I guess that my interest in TV has changed a lot since then. These days I like to watch TV for relaxation and enjoyment. In particular, I enjoy watching reality TV shows, comedies, and the occasional drama program. I especially like watching 'Modern Family'.

Sometimes I enjoy watching documentaries, too.

Self Study

Use a voice recorder to try to summarize what they said in the episode. You can use the questions and answers below to help.


  • What types of shows did she watch when she was a child?
  • Why did she watch them?
  • What shows does she watch now?
  • Why?
  • What TV show does she especially like to watch?


When she was a child she would watch kids TV shows. Sometimes she would also watch family movies.

She watched these TV shows because they were educational and helped her learn.

These days she likes watching reality TV, comedies, and dramas.

She watches these shows because they're enjoyable and she can relax while watching them.

She likes watching the tv show, Modern Family.