Why You Should Watch TV While Abroad

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People go abroad to experience new things and see a different perspective on life, so it may seem strange to suggest staying in and watching TV. But this can be a great way to learn and experience things. As long as you are still going out and seeing the real world, watching some TV while in a new country can be a great way to spend some free time. Here are some reasons why.

An Insight Into the Culture

TV is such a huge part of the culture of a country or region. Watching the local news or some kids’ cartoons can give a much more direct insight into subtle cultural points that your guidebook would miss. 

Good Language Practice

What better way to hear some authentic natural speech than via TV? The great thing about this is you don’t need to respond, so there’s no pressure. Just listen and take it all in. if you feel able to make notes, this would be even better. 

Can Learn About the Area

Whether this is from a documentary about some regional phenomenon, or a news story about a recent issue, you will have the opportunity to learn some fascinating things.