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The tasks of our lesson

by the end of the lesson you are: - to speak on the theme Mass Media; -to express your opinions about different types of TV -programmes or newspapers in pairs and groups; - to recognize the speakers attitude towards media.

The game Guess


press, radio, television or the Internet

1. Article 3. Edition 5.Advertisement 7. Documentary 9.Satellite 11.Radio program 13.Comedies 15. Mail.ru

2. Chanel 4.Tabloid 6. Commercial 8. Prime time 10.Facebook 12. Vkontakte 14. A live match 16. Website

What is the English for?


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Media questionnaire
1) What do you understand under the world of information? 2)What does it mean for you? 3) How often do you read a newspaper? 4) How often do you listen to the radio? 5) Whats your favourite program? 6) How often do you get online? 7) Do you surf the net? 8) What is your favourite website? 9) Do you send and receive e-mail?

10) How many televisions are there in your home? 11) Do you have a television in your bedroom? 12) What people are usually called a couch potatoes? 13) Are you a couch potatoes? 14) Do you like watching TV alone or with your family? 15) Who decides what to watch: your parents or you? 16) Is TV a blessing or a curse? 17) Do you care what to watch on TV?

1)A newspaper

a) is a large, thin book with a paper cover, often printed on shiny paper, which contains stories, articles, photographs, and sometimes also news.
b) is all the organizations that are involved in providing information to the public, especially newspapers, television, and radio. c) a serious magazine on particular subject, containing articles by university teachers, scientists, doctors, etc. d) lists of films, plays, and other events, with details of the times, dates, and places where they will happen. e) a set of large folded sheets of paper containing news articles, pictures, which is printed and sold every day or every week. f) a newspaper that gives news mainly about the town or area where it is printed. g) newspapers that are read by a lot of people and generally contain articles that are entertaining rather than serious, for example, stories about people on television and sport. h) is a magazine, especially for children, that consists of funny or exciting stories which are told using a series of pictures. i) paper that is sold every Sunday, and is usually bigger than papers sold on other days. g) a newspaper and the people who write for them. k) a newspaper that doesn't contain much serious news, but has stories about famous people, sport, etc.

2)Sunday paper

3)Local paper
4)Magazine 5)Journal 6)Thepress 7)The media 8)Tabloid 9)The popular 10)Comic 11)Listings

Match the questions (1-7) to the answers (A-G).


1) Do you like comedy programmes? 2) Why does John not like news programmes? 3) What kind of TV programme does Hellen like? 4) Why do you like sports programmes? 5) What time is your favourite reality show? 6) What programme do you usually watch? 7) What kind of TV programme do you like? A. Because they're exciting. B. Because he finds them boring. C. I usually watch comedy programmes. D. It's at six p.m. E. She likes quiz shows. F. I like nature programmes because they are interesting. G. Yes, I do. Comedy shows are funny.

- discuss in turn;

- don't interrupt one another; - discuss the idea, not the pupils;
- try to come to a common idea.

Short debate glossary


I think/suppose/presume In my opinion I believe It is quite obvious that I would like to say Speaking/talking of It should be mentioned It seems to me that Besides,

Group 1
Your situation is Prove that TV is a blessing.

Group 2
Your situation is Prove that TV is a curse.

Group 3
Your situation is Prove that it is on one hand a blessing, on the other a curse.

Pre-Listening Activity
-blame me - . - It stopped me concentrating properly. . - I wondered ... - ... - and kept you involved - . -Its a complicated story. - . - Im going to buy her a couple of tickets instead. . - the film seemed to go on too long - , . - as far as I'm concerned - .

Post-Listening Activity
Decide whether each statement is true (T) or false (F):

1. Ann was looking forward to seeing the film. 2. Maria felt hungry during the film. 3. David thinks the film was very long. 4. Maria says the story was very interesting. 5. Anna thinks the book is more interesting than the film. 6. David is going to buy the film on DVD as a present for his sister.

Write out the incorrect words


a) a mobile phone which/who can send e-mails; b) a computer that/what knows your voice; c) the man which/who lives next door; d) the girl that/which always sits next to me; e) the bus that/who I take to get to school; f) a meal which/who you can cook easily at home.

Join the pair of sentences, using which, that or who


1. Ive got a brother. He lives in Scotland. 2. Henry has got a hat. It is red, green and blue. 3. Claire is a writer. She is very famous. 4. It is a salad. It tastes delicious. 5. This is a picture. It was painted by Joseph Turner. 6. He is a teacher. He is very popular. 7. Its a machine. It makes pasta.

Home task
-to write o composition for the high level;
-to make up some sentences using your active vocabulary for the lower level.