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UNIT 7. MASS MEDIA - PROS AND CONS

LESSONS 71-74

1. Listen to the dialogue. Make up a similar one and then act it out with your classmates.

Lisa: Jason ... Jason!! Turn down the TV a little, please.

Jason: Oh, but this is my favourite programme!!!

Lisa: I know. But it’s very loud.

Jason: OK. I’ll turn it down.

Lisa: That’s better. Thanks.

Jason: Lisa, please pick up your things. They’re all over the living room floor.

Lisa: In a minute, Jason. I’m on the phone.

Jason: OK. But do it as soon as you hang up.

Lisa: Sure. No problem!!

Jason: Goodness!! Were we like this when we were kids?

Lisa: Definitely!

Exam Skill Builder

2. Complete the sentences with the correct item.

I’m (0) a journalist for a local newspaper. I’ve been a journalist (1) ___ about 6 years. It’s not a great job but, (2) ___ the other hand, there are lots of worse jobs. In my job, I have (3) ___ write about crimes in our town. When somebody (4) ___ a crime and they (5) ___ arrested, the police telephone my office. I then go to the police station and talk to the police officers (6) ___ arrested the criminal and find (7) ___ exactly what happened. Then I go to the court and listen to (8) ___ judge and see what sentence he gives. Sometimes, it is quite boring. However, there have (9) ___ some very exciting days with police and journalists coming to our little town. I’d like (10) ___ get a job as a TV reporter and travel all over the world. Maybe one day....

A

B

C

D

0

the

a

this

that

1

since

for

by

In

2

at

above

on

with

3

to

up

not

un

4

does

kills

completes

commits

5

got

get

gets

gotted

6

who

where

whom

which

7

after

for

out

up

8

the

a

this

that

9

be

had

has

been

10

when

to

till

but

3. Discuss the questions given below.

What is the newspapers’ role in society? Why do we buy newspapers? Will newspapers disappear in the future? How often do you read them? What newspaper do you read? What kind of magazines do you read?

Do you think that news is censored in some countries? In your country? What is your favourite section to read?

How often do you watch the news? Do you feel bad if you miss it? Do you think that the news is necessary? Why? Where do you get it?

Which kind of news is the best? Why? (e.g. newspaper, TV, Internet etc) Do you think the news tells us just information without giving its opinion? Should the news give an opinion? Do you think the news is shocking now? How has it changed over the years?

What is the biggest news you ever heard in your life? How did it affect you? Do you think people need to know all of the news? What do people not need to know?

Do you think that reading a newspaper is a good way to improve your English?

4. Watch the news and tell your class about the current events: a) locally; b) worldwide.

5. Use the following grid to make up word combinations with uncountable nouns and then make up sentences with them.

6. Use the pictures to do the task. Discuss in pairs.

7. Get ready to speak about mass media. Use the mind map given below.

LESSONS 73-74 (Optional)

Check Your Knowledge

A. Choose the correct answer (7 points).

Celebrity Big Brother

One of the most talked about TV

programmes in Britain is Celebrity Big Brother. It is a (0) ___ TV show but with famous people. Usually they are people who have been forgotten and want to get back into the (1) ___ columns. The celebrities don’t often (2) ___ with each other but they often (3) ___ and sometimes have terrible arguments, shouting at each other. I don’t know why they can’t (4) ___ with each other. Maybe they are just acting so that they are written about in the (5) ___ newspapers. Some people think these shows are stupid but a girl who I used to (6) ___ loved them.

A

B

C

0

soap

reality

documentary

1

headline

newsagent’s

gossip

2

fall in love

split up with

go out with

3

fall out

fall down

fall in

4

come on

get on

go on

5

gossip

headline

tabloid

6

get out with

fall out with

go out with

B. Choose the correct answer (10 points).

If you want to see a good film about (0) ___ you should see Twelve Angry Men (1) ___ Henry Fonda. The (2) ___ is very simple. A man has been (3) ___ of murder and the twelve men are the jury, the people who have to decide if he is (4) ___ or guilty. Eleven of them say he is guilty but one, Henry Fonda’s character, doesn’t (5) ___ . Slowly he makes the other eleven change their minds. Some people might think that the film is boring because the whole film takes place in one room. There are no special (6) ___ and not much action but it is really (7) ___ . It was (8) ___ by Sidney Lumet (9) ___ is famous for films like Serpico and Dog Day Afternoon. He was born in 1924 and he is still making films. I think the government should make a (10) ___ saying that everybody must see this film!

A

B

C

D

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criminal

crime

thief

court

1

acting

actor

character

starring

2

soundtrack

plot

dialogue

director

3

guilty

arrested

accused

commit

4

arrogant

innocent

criminal

modest

5

agree

opinion

argue

disagree

6

actions

plots

effects

dialogues

7

uninteresting

predictable

unambitious

unforgettable

8

director

direct

direction

directed

9

which

who

whose

what

10

treaty

border

law

member

C. Put the verbs in brackets in the correct form: active or passive (8 points).

One of the most popular TV shows in Britain is Dr Who. It (0) (show) has been shown on BBC television since 1963 and there have been 9 actors who (1) (play) ___ the part of the Doctor. It (2) (watch) ___ by millions of people each week. The doctor (3) (fight) ___ many enemies, the most famous are the Daleks, a kind of robot. The Doctor (4) (travel) ___ through time but doesn’t usually know where he will stop. A lot of people say they (5) (watch) ___ the programme from behind the sofa because it is very frightening but it isn’t really frightening at all because it is obvious that the monsters (6) (make) ___ of plastic! I liked it best when the doctor (7) (play) ___ by Tom Baker about 30 years ago. He (8) (act) ___ very well and was very funny.





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