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UNIT 7. MASS MEDIA - PROS AND CONS

LESSON 68 WHICH IS THE BEST MEDIUM?

1. Listen to the dialogues. Make up similar ones and then act them out with your partner.

a)

Kathy:

How did you like the movie?

Ronald:

Well, I’ve never seen such a bad acting from Jim Carrey.

Kathy:

Oh, really? He’s usually pretty good.

Ronald:

Well, not in that movie. I wish he chose better roles.

b)

Karl:

What do you think of that documentary about Australia?

Ronald:

Oh, I learned so much. I didn’t know they had so many different kinds of animals there. And the photography!!

Karl:

Yeah, it was something, wasn’t it?

Ronald:

Aha, it was pretty amazing. It made me want to go there and see it myself sometime.

2. Look at the pictures and study the words denoting radio and television programmes. Then read the titles of different programmes and define which category they belong to.

1. Late Night Talk with Julia Waters

5. The $10,000 Question

2. Murder on Her Mind

6. Last Week in Washington

3. The Amazing Underwater World

7. Passion and Intrigue

4. World Cup Special

8. Hurricane Prediction Centre

3. Complete the table and then compare different mass media as it is given in the model.

Model: I believe that the Internet is more comfortable to use because you can choose whatever you want to find out and at any time good for you. - But it is more expensive because you have to pay for the Internet access, while using television is free of charge.

Television

The Internet

Radio

Press

Price

cheap

Convenience

very

convenient

The speed of getting information

slow

Accessibility

everywhere

Sense perception involvement

auditory

4. Read the information about the system of British Press and then compare British newspapers with the Ukrainian ones.

British daily newspapers can be divided into two main categories depending on their style, and various sub-categories relating to their political bias.

1. The tabloids are newspapers produced for entertainment rather than to provide serious news. They are usually the size of a large magazine with lots of pictures and focus on celebrities, crime and scandal. This section includes: The Daily Star; The News of the World; The Sun; The Daily Mirror;

2. National daily newspapers (with the exception of the Daily Express) are full-size newspapers which include current affairs, national and international news and sports sections. They are: The Daily Telegraph (Politically rightwing); The Times (Centre-right / establishment); The Daily Express (Rightwing); The Daily Mail (Centre-right); The Independent (Centre); The Guardian (Centre-left)

3. Evening papers. These editions come on sale in the late-afternoon, and are popular with commuters returning home from work. The example: The Evening Standard (Centre-right, sports and entertainment).

4. The Sunday papers are usually more expensive than their daily equivalents, and generally include a magazine and special sections on travel, finance etc. Many tabloids also have a Sunday version. For example: The Sunday Times (Centre/investigative); The Observer (Centre/investigative);

The Sunday Telegraph (Right-wing); The Independent on Sunday (Centre-left).

5. Local papers. Most UK regions have local papers produced weekly or daily with news of local events, politics, social news and local sports news.

FOCUS ON VOCABULARY UNDERSTANDING NEWSPAPER HEADLINES

Noun Phrases

Headlines often contain a noun phrase with no verb. A noun phrase describes a noun (i.e. around strange, exotic people). Here are some examples of noun phrase headlines: Under Pressure from Boss Unexpected Visit Overwhelming Response of Voters It’s useful to ask yourself questions such as: From what?, About what?, From whom?,To whom? etc. when reading these type of headlines. By asking yourself these questions, you can begin preparing yourself for the article. This practice helps the brain prepare itself by starting to think about vocabulary related to the subject. Here’s an example:

Unexpected Visit

The questions you can ask yourself are: From whom? Why was the visit unexpected? Who was visited? etc. These questions will help focus your mind on vocabulary related to relationships, travelling, surprises, important reasons for visits, etc.

5. Look through this textbook and find text headlines. What questions can you ask yourself to help you understand each headline better?

6. Speak about a TV commercial. Include the following information:

- name of the product it advertises;

- what images (pictures) are shown in the advertisement?

- who do you think the advertisement is aimed at (who do they want to attract to buy the product?)

- what kind of music is used in it?

- does the advertisement have a slogan? What is it?

- what message are the advertisers giving us about this product?

- write down three ideas or feelings which you associate with this advertisement.

7. Listen to the dialogue and write down all the modal verbs you hear. Then make up a similar dialogue and act it up with your partner.

A: I have to throw out these old newspapers.

B: Yes, you should throw them out right away.

A: I also need to take back my library books.

B: Yes, they’re due. You ought to take them back now.

A: I’m giving back those tools I borrowed.

B: Yes, thank you for giving them back. I need them.

Exam Skill Builder

8. Read the text and choose the correct item.

A News Broadcast

Good evening. This is Jana Hingis reporting from Laguana. The A ___ rains that have affected the north of the country have produced serious flooding. The Minister for Agriculture said that the situation is now B ___ control. Emergency supplies have been dropped by helicopter to families who were C ___ to get to distribution centres. Local charities have also provided clothes and temporary shelter for victims of the disaster.

In the south, the drought continues to force thousands of refugees to head north. Many of these people are suffering from D ___ and are weak from months of famine. International aid organizations are trying to reach them with essential food supplies, but the civil war is making the job of these organizations extremely difficult.

In neighbouring Kwilulia the cholera epidemic is spreading as a E ___ of lack of medicines and clean water. The Ministry of Health has issued a F ___ to all people planning to visit Kwilulia to make sure they are vaccinated against cholera. The extreme temperatures and the high levels of G ___ are not helping the situation. A United Nations spokesman said this could turn out to be one of the worst epidemics in the country’s history.

1

2

3

4

A

thick

dense

heavy

strong

B

under

below

out

away

|

unable

impossible

unwilling

uncertain

D

injuries

damages

diseases

hurts

E

because

result

reason

cause

F

advice

recipe

warning

advertisement

|

damp

humidity

wet

drizzle





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