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Unit 3 : The Media

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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


b
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

 

Vocabulary : media

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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 _______________________
4-b
The person who provides the sketches and cartoons for the newspaper
is _______________________
4-c
A collective term for certain media personnel
is _______________________
4-d
The person who decides on the overall policy and content of the newspaper
is _______________________ ~
4-e
A reporter working on a news story on the spot, e.g. in a foreign country,
is _______________________
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:

Vocabulary : media
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.
6-2
Ongoing television drama whose storyline claims to reflect issues and happenings of everyday life.
6-3
 Individuals or teams answer general knowledge questions to win cash or other prizes.
6-4
Television drama divided into a number of episodes and broadcast at regular weekly times.
6-5
 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 

Vocabulary : Media



1- Coronation Street    :          

2- Wheel of Fortune   :         

3- Lost     :         

4- Who wants to be a millionaire? :         

5-  The Larry King Show :         

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