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The Media

The media are the means of communication ,e.g Television , radio , Newspapers.
Their purpose is to entertain or spread news and information to a large number of people.

The media
The media

Answer the following questions.

What's your favorite media ?
What type of programs do you enjoy the most on the media ? 
What are the advantages and disadvantages of the media, in your opinion ?

1- a Sort the following vocabulary items into two groups

Newspapers : 

Media vocabulary


Television : 

Television : media vocabulary

2- Look at the diagram of the front page of a daily newspaper and label the following parts:

 Front page  - picture - paragraph - column - headline


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3- Now complete the following sentences with the words in the previous exercise in their correct forms:

1- The lead(ing) story appears on the            .

2- The          captures the reader's attention and introduces him or her to the topic of the main story. 

3- Each article is printed down the page in          

4- A          provides vitality and can make the events in the news seem more immediate to the reader. 

5- A news article is divided into          so that it's easier to read. 

4- Match the following terms with the correct definition from the choices given below

a-  Someone who collects information for and writes news articles
is _______________________


The person who provides the sketches and cartoons for the newspaper
is _______________________


A collective term for certain media personnel
is _______________________


The person who decides on the overall policy and content of the newspaper
is _______________________ ~


A reporter working on a news story on the spot, e.g. in a foreign country,
is _______________________

5- Read the following imaginary newspaper headlines and write them out in full sentences

The purpose of a headline is to sum up in a few words the main news event. Read the following imaginary newspaper headlines and write them out in full sentences:

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6- Match the definitions with the following types of TV shows

Newspapers and  television have a strong influence on the ideas and the opinions of the general public . However, we reply on the media as a whole to provide us with entertainment as well as information.

1- An interviewer (the host) talks to different celebrities each week, often with a studio audience present.


Ongoing television drama whose storyline claims to reflect issues and happenings of everyday life.


 Individuals or teams answer general knowledge questions to win cash or other prizes.


Television drama divided into a number of episodes and broadcast at regular weekly times.


 Individuals or teams take part in activities to win cash or other prizes.

7-Into which category of television show do you think the following fall

The Categories :  soap opera  - game show - series/ serial -  quiz show - talk show 

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1- Coronation Street    :          

2- Wheel of Fortune   :         

3- Lost     :         

4- Who wants to be a millionaire? :         

5-  The Larry King Show :