Підручник Англійська мова 9 клас для спеціалізованих шкіл з поглибленим вивченням англійської мови - Л.В. Калініна - Генеза 2017 рік

Unit 6 Your media literacy

6.1. Can't Do Without Them?

Word Bank

Phrase Bank

Communication Box

• apparatus;

• smartphone;

• gadget;

• iPod;

• tablet;

• to broadcast;

• consumer.

• to appeal to something;

• handheld device;

• to be on the phone;

• to place/receive a voice call;

• to create/receive a text message;

• to stay connected 24/7;

• to have a travel bug;

• to catch the best moment;

• to be about to do something;

• to make something aware of something;

• to take something across the globe.

• It is something I can’t do without;

• You won’t believe it but …;

• I’m dead sure that …

• Few would disagree that …

• Thanks to …, …

I. Go Ahead!

Look and say what media choices are the most important to you. Say why.

Example: I think my smartphone is the most important media choice to me. The reason for it is that it combines features of a personal computer, a cell phone, a media player and a digital camera, to name but few..

II. Reading

Read the information from the time capsule and say what role the following great inventions play in your life.


Look around. I wonder what things are part and parcel of your life? What is it that you can’t do without in the 21st century? I bet you’ll make a long list of things which were once somebody’s great inventions but, by now, have become your bare necessities.

Buzz-buzz. Your mobile phone is ringing. Touch the screen, please. You are on the phone now. You can talk to a relative or friend who is far away. It was Alexander Bell who made it possible for you by inventing an apparatus for sending or receiving sound in 1876. The telephone was big and immobile for a long time, but today there are smartphones, that is small handheld gadgets which you can carry and use anywhere in order to place and receive voice calls and create and receive text messages. Thanks to smartphones, one can stay connected 24/7.

Have you got a travel bug? Do you feel like taking a trip? Don’t leave your digital camera behind. It will help you to catch the best moments of your journey to remember it by. Scientists invented the good old camera sensitive to light to make photos of people and places. However, if you forgot to take it with you, your smartphone would come in handy again - it typically combines the features of a cell phone with those of other popular mobile devices like personal digital assistants (PDAs), such as an event calendar, GPS navigation, digital camera, and digital video camera.

Parents used to be the channel through which children learnt about the outside world. Nowadays, TV takes our kids across the globe before parents give them permission to cross the street, as someone famously said. Television broadcasts feature a wide range of programming, everything from news to sports, documentaries, reality TV, drama, movies, and commercials. TV makes us aware of the larger world, of all the places we can’t go, all the people we can’t be, all the things we can’t possess. Ninety years since the very first demonstration of television was celebrated in 2016. It was John Logie Baird who helped to bring you the moving image. If you asked different people about the role of television in their lives, few would disagree that some of the most memorable moments of the last 35 years have been spent in its company.

If your family is like most, the radio is on whenever the television is not. And very likely, someone has it on almost all the time. But not everyone listens to the same station, and with good reason. Radio programming is very carefully planned to appeal to listeners of specific ages. What is your favourite FM-radio station? Please tell me what helps you to enjoy listening to music the best - the radio, your walkman or your iPod. They all came from an apparatus for receiving sounds broadcast through the air. Thanks to them, we have a chance to get entertained wherever we go. Whether played on CD players in an entertainment system or a pocket-size media player with earphones, the music of your choice can follow you everywhere - to work or school, exercising, shopping, or walking the dog. In addition to music, there are other experiences you can have through CDs: poetry, talking books, learning languages, you name it.

I’m dead sure these inventions will live far into the 21st century… Can you continue this list of things you can’t live without?

Across Cultures: Great Britain/ the USA

Alexander Bell - an American Scientist best kwown as the inventor of the telephone.

John Logie Baird - one of inventors of the television.

iPod - a portable media player designed and marketed by Apple Inc.

GSP (The Global Positioning System) - a device that is capable of receiving information from GSP satellites and then to accurately calculate its geographical location. The GPS was originally developed for use by the United States military, but in the 1980s, the United States government allowed the system to be used for civilian purposes.

III. Language Track

1. In the text “Time Capsule”, find at least 6 words with -ou- which conveys the sounds /v/, /av/ and /ə/. Reproduce them in context. Practise saying some of them in your own sentences.

Example: /av/ - outside

Parents used to be the channel through which children learnt about the outside world.

1. Study the difference in meanings. In the text ‘Time Capsule”, find the sentence with ‘bare” and interpret its meaning in context. Make up your sentences by analogy.

bare /bеə/ - adj 1. without clothes Example: She left the sun warm on her bare arms.

bear /bеə/

1. verb - to bravely accept or deal with a painful or difficult situation.

Example: Make the water as hot as you can bear.

2. not covered by trees or grass, or not having any leaves. Example: Trees are bare in winter.

2. verb - to have or to show a sign or mark.

Example: The letter bore no signature.

3. smallest amount necessary Example: Her bag was light,

3. noun - a large strong animal with thick fur.

packed only with the bare necessities.

Example: Bears eat flesh, fruit, and insects.

2. Choose the right words from above and complete the sentences.

1. She was afraid she wouldn’t be able to … the pain.

2. The labels … a yellow and black symbol.

3. The trees soon gave way to … rock.

4. It’s too cold to go … - headed today.

5. The room had the … minimum of furniture.

6. Did you see a mother … and her little cubs, in that part of the zoo?

3. Look and say which of the inventions are mentioned in the time capsule. Match them to their functions in your life.

to get entertained with music;

to create/receive a text message;

to take pictures; to stay connected;

to place/receive a voice call;

to take you across the globe.

Example: Thanks to my smartphone, I stay connected 24/7.

1. From the text above, read out sentences with an unreal condition and interpret their meaning in context.

2. Complete the instructions

• To talk about an unreal situation, use…

Example: If you forgot to take it with you, your smartphone would come in handy.

• To give advice, use…

Example: If I were you, I would subscribe to this newspaper.

3. Say what radio or TV programmes you would listen to/watch if:

- you had more free time;

- you were interested in youth subcultures;

- you wanted to know more about Ukrainian music;

- if you wanted to stay current with the news.

Example: If I had more free time, I would watch “Animal Planet”. I have some pets at home, I want to know more about them.

IV. Communication Track


a) Read the opinions on media literacy and illustrate them, using your life experience as a consumer of media. Begin with:

• As for as I can judge, …

• In my experience, …

• From personal experience, …

• My experience shows that …

• I had some experience in …

b) In pairs, discuss the roles of some gadgets in your lives. Follow the pattern below.


A: Hey, … what’s that small gadget that you are …?

B: It’s … .I can … everywhere.

A: Is … something you can’t do without?

B: Exactly. But don’t take it for … . Thanks to …? We have a chance … .

A: You won’t believe it, but … .

B: I bet you’ll make a long list of … .

A: Just look … . … are part and parcel of our lives.

B: And what is your favourite …?

A: … . It helps me to enjoy … . It’s one of my bare… .

B: By the way, it was … who made it possible for you by inventing … .

A: Lucky me!

c) In the whole class, discuss the following statement:


a) Before you listen

You are going to listen to an American journalist’s opinion on the future of magazines, newsletters, and newspapers. Make up a list of 3-5 ideas about what it can be.

b) While you listen

Listen to Rosalind Silver’s question and answer and tick the trends that she thinks are going to happen in relation to printed material.

• Print will disappear.

• Print will multiply.

• Print will change in nature.

c) After you listen

List the magazines, newsletters and newspapers that you are familiar with and say how much they represent your current interests and needs.


Before you write

If you want to ask a famous person questions about his/her opinion for a newspaper, magazine, or a television programme, take an opinion interview. Follow the format of an interview below.

• Brainstorm with your friends with who you would like to have an opinion interview and for what media.

• Make a list of words/phrases you’ll use in your questions.

While you write

Follow the format of an interview.

How to Take / Write an Opinion Interview

Content Tips

Language Tips

1. Ask the interviewee about:

• the opinion he/she has on some issues;

• the arguments supporting his/her opinion;

• the supporting examples he/she can give in illustration;

2. End the interview with an expression wishing good luck.

• What is your opinion on …?

• Why do you think that…?

• What arguments can you give … ?

• What would you do?

• What examples are you going to provide …?

• I wish you every success!

• I wish you all the best.

At Home: In your WB, write an opinion interview with a famous person of your choice on one of the things she/he can’t do without in the 21st century.

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