February 23, 2010 Class work Mass Media. What’s the news?
We will read a proverb We will study Conditionals We will know more about Mass Media
A proverb: «If there is rightness in the soul There will be beauty in the person If there is beauty in the person There will be harmony in the home If there is harmony in the home There will be order in the nation If there is order in the nation There will be peace in the world»
Zero Conditional It is used to say what always happens. E.g.: If you get ready for your exams properly, you pass them successfully. 0
First Conditional It is used to describe what may possibly happen. E.g.: If the weather is fine, we will go for a walk. 1
Second Conditional It is used to describe something that is impossible and is just imagined. E.g.: If I were you, I would become a painter. It is used to describe something which is very unlikely to happen. E.g.: If I had more time, I would ride a horse more often. 2
Third Conditional It is used to describe something in the past which could have happened, but didn’t. E.g.: If the weather had been fine, I would have gone to the beach. 3
MIXED TYPE The actions of 2 parts have different time references. E.g.: If I had written the essay last night, I would go to the gym now. 3
(If + past perfect)+ (would+ verb) (3+2) If I hadn’t gone to this school, I would never meet him. (If + past simple)+ (would+ have+ verb 3) ( 2+ 3) If she disliked me, she wouldn’t have told the story.
Ex. 3, p. 133 Change the real sentences of unreal condition
The mass media play an important part in our lives. Newspaper, radio and especially TV inform us of what is going on in this world and give us wonderful possibilities for education and entertainment. They also influence the way we see the world and shape our views.
NEWSPAPERS TELEVISION INTERNET RADIO MAGAZINES
Of course, not all newspapers and TV programmes report the events objectively, but serious journalists and TV reporters try to be fair and provide us with reliable information. It is true that the world today is full of dramatic events and most news seems to be bad news. But people aren’t interested in ordinary events. That is why there are so many programmes and articles about natural disasters, plane crashes, wars, murders and robberies. Good news doesn’t usually make headlines. Bad news does.
Some people say that journalists are given too much freedom. They often intrude on people’s private lives. They follow celebrities and print sensational stories about them which are untrue or half-true. They take photos of them in their most intimate moments. The question is – should this be allowed?
The main source of news for millions of people is television. People like TV news because they can see everything with their own eyes. And that’s an important advantage. Seeing, as we know, is believing. Besides, it’s much more difficult for politicians to lie in front of the cameras than on the pages of newspapers.
Still, many people prefer the radio. It’s good to listen to in the car, or in the open air, or when you do something about the house.
Newspapers don’t react to events as quickly as TV, but they usually provide us with extra detail, comment and background information.
NEWSPAPERS IN BRITAIN QUILITY PRESS THE TIMES THE INDEPENDENT THE GUARDIAN THE DAILY TELEGRAPH POPULAR PRESS THE DAILY MAIL THE DAILY MIRROR THE DAILY EXPRESS THE SUN THE DAILY STAR Popular newspapers (known as «tabloids») carry a lot of big photographs, contain short, simple reports on the main news, stories about famous people. Quality newspapers (known as «heavies») contain a lot of serious articles, e.g. about politics, business, science, cultural news.
WHAT’S IN THE PAPERS? Bomb suspected in Russian crash At least 39 people were killed and nearly 100 injured when a Russian express train came off the rails last night in what is being investigated as a bomb attack. Johnson condemns hacker to Xmas in a US jail by Paddy McGuffin Computer hacker Gary McKinnon is facing Christmas in a US jail after the Home Secretary refused to block his extradition.
The Internet has recently become another important source of information. Its main advantage is that news appears on the screen as soon as things happen in real life and you don’t have to wait for news time on TV.
THE INTERNET The Internet is an extremely useful tool that has become an important part of our lives in the last few years MAKE NEW FRIENDS GET INFORMATION MUCH EASIER FIND A JOB COMMUNICATION shopping studying What are your favourite sites? Continue the list. http://www.odnoklassniki.ru/ http://www.kinopoisk.ru/ http://mail.ru/ http://vkontakte.ru/
DIVIDE THESE WORDS INTO GROUPS. GOLF, HEADLINE, PRODUCER, HOROSCOPE, HEALTH AND BEAUTY, DOCUMENTARY, FISHING, CHESS, ARTICLES, PAGE, QUIZZES,QUALITY, CELEBRITIES, THE PRESS, ADVERTS, THE NEWS, PHOTOGRAPH, CHANNEL, LOCAL, SOAP OPERAS, COMPUTERS
MATC H ING «Fly-on-the-wall»TVprogrammein which celebrities or ordinary people are filmed all the time. Websites are collections of web pages. TVprogrammewhere«guests», usually celebrities, come and talk to a journalist. Newspapers usually with gossip about celebrities. A competition or quiz in which contestants take part. A seriousprogrammewith information about a topic of current interest Popular drama series that goes on for a long time. News about recent events
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H/w Ex. 4, p. 135(w), p. 113-114 study the words
ARE YOU A COUCH POTATO? TV QUIZ. Answer these questions with «yes» or «no». For «yes» you’ll get two points, for «no» - one point. 1.Do you have 'watching television' on the top of your list of hobbies? 2.Do you get offended, if someone refers to television as 'an idiot box'? 3.You do not remember birthdays and anniversaries, but remember the entire month's TV schedule. 5.You prepare for a TV session with lots of popcorn, burgers, pizzas etc. 7.Watching television for 5-7 hours on a stretch is a normal routine for you. 4.You remember over 100 channels by their numbers on the remote control. 6.You have seen all the seasons of 'Friends' and remember every episode. 8.You wait desperately for new shows, which are being advertised heavily. 10.You are always looking out to buy a bigger, better television. 9.You meet your friends only to watch TV together.
Let’s count your score. If your score is 10-12 points If your score is 13-20 points You are not in love with your TV set It is good that you do not watch TV so much. Keep TV watching to a minimum, and enjoy life. That is the way to go. You are in love with your TV set You are in love with your television set. Your favorite pastime is watching TV shows. Yes, you are a couch potato. We would suggest - switch off the TV set for a while, and explore the outdoors and socialize more.