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Unit 6 Your media literacy

6.5. Your Test Files

I. Use of English

a) Open the brackets.

1. If you____________ (to read) this article, you _______ (to learn) some new facts about the USA.

2. I (to join) your discussion if/when I _________________ (to look) through the newspapers.

3. We_____________ (to have) the Internet Conference unless we (to buy) a webcam.

4. She____________ (to feel) better if she_______ (not to know) the news.

5. I_____________ (to serf) the Internet unless I______ (to be) busy.

6. When the news report__________ (to be) ready I________ (to comment) on it.

7. I ___(to write) about this event if my friend (not to do) it.

8. If you____________ (to rely) only on the Internet, you____ (to love) much.

9. Watch the news on TV unless I_________ (to come).

10. When she___________ (to come), I_________ (to break) the news.

b) Complete the description of the media in Britain, using the words and word-combinations from the box.

The Media in Britain

Newspapers, magazines, _________(1) and television are all ________(2) of daily life in Britain. The British_____________(3) more television and _____________(4) to the radio more often than any people in Europe ___________(5). They are also regular readers of ____________(6). The foundations of the British media were laid by _____________ (7) and John Logie Baird. In 1784 the bankrupted Lloyds underwriter declared his intention _________(8) a newspaper and “The Times” was born. In the 1920s and 1930s the Scottish pioneer, John Logie Baird made the first television ________(9). Today is the time of ___________(10) broadcasting and cable TV. The most popular government-controlled channel is ________(11). It provides entertainment, news and current affairs for every age group. The British _____(12) have always provided a lively forum for comment and debate on the issues of the day.

a. broadcasts

e. listen

i. newspapers

b. part and parcel

f. satellite

j. to publish

c. BBC1

g. radio

k. media

d. John Walter

h. Europe

l. watch

II. Reading

Read the commentary and fill it in correctly.

Gender Roles in the Media

If in TV advertisements, gender stereotyping _____ (1) not so strong, men _____ (2) described as more independent. They __________ (3) shown in more prestigious occupations than women; they _____ (4) advertising a car or a brand company whereas women __________ (5) shown mainly as housewives and mothers. They _________ (6) advertising something like kitchen rolls and other domestic appliances. If the gender roles hadn’t changed by these days, men ______ (7) likely shown outdoors in a suit and in business settings while women wearing aprons in household settings.

Surely we learn to be male or female; it doesn’t come ‘naturally’ and the mass media plays a part to making such roles seem ‘natural’. Yet I wish TV _________(8) such powerful, attention-grabbing images of gender.

1. A.was

B. did

C. had been

D. is

2. A.would be

B. wouldn’t be

C. wouldn’t have been

D. won’t be

3. A. will be

B. won’t be

C. would be

D. wouldn’t be

4. A. would have been

B. would be

C. wouldn’t have been

D. wouldn’t be

5. A.would be

B. would have been

C. wouldn’t be

D. wouldn’t have been

6. A. would be

B. wouldn’t be

C. would have been

D. wouldn’t have been

7. A. will be more

B. will be less

C. would still be more

D. would still be less

8. A. presented

B. didn’t present

C. won’t present

D. doesn’t present

III. Listening

Listen to two film reviews and mark the true statements.


1. Both films have a detective story.

2. Both films raise the issue of gender roles.

3. The criminals acted in the USA.

4. There were three male criminals.

5. The fathers (in the film) were very skilful in baby care.

6. They are prepared to take risks.

IV. Writing

Write a paragraph about your preferences in mass media.

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