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Exercise. Complete the sentences using one of three choices, marked A,B,C.

Mass Media

The mass media play an important part in our lives. Newspapers, 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.

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 arenít 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 doesnít usually make headlines. Bad news does.

Some people say that journalists are given too much freedom. They often intrude on peopleís 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 thatís an important advantage. Seeing, as we know, is believing. Besides, itís much more difficult for politicians to lie in front of the cameras than on the pages of newspapers.

Still, many people prefer the radio. Itís good to listen to in the car, or in the open air, or when you do something about the house.

Newspapers donít react to events as quickly as TV, but they usually provide us with extra detail, comment and background information.

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 donít have to wait for news time on TV.

Exercise. Complete the sentences using one of three choices, marked A,B,C.


1) The term the mass media in English refers basically to........

A) TV and radio .

B) the newspapers , magazines, television, video and radio.

C) the newspaper, television and radio.

2) If a person wants......he reads newspapers and watches TV programmes.

A) to have an interview with somebody

B) to overcome fear

C) to be well-informed

3) Good and serious journalists and reporters provide people with.....

A) reliable information

B) gossips

C) advertisements

4) A commentator is a person who.....

A) gives interviews to journalists

B) gives news or events on radio or TV

C) prepares newspapers for publication

5) People are interested in.......

A) ordinary events that happen every day

B) current events, different reports and interviews and natural disasters.

C) VIPís private lives.

6) How do paparazzi earn their living?

A) They ask celebrities a lot of questions and then make a film about them.

B) They follow celebrities, write sensational stories about them and take photos of them in their most intimate moments.



C) They meet very important people and ask them to take part in their performances.

7) The main source of news for millions of people is.......

A) television B) magazines C) video

8) People like watching TV news more than listening news on the radio because......

A) TV programmes report the events more objectively than radio programmes

B) Seeing is believing

C) most radio news is bad news

9) ĎThe news mediaí tell us.......

A) whatís happening in the world

B) about mysterious stories which are untrue or half-true.

C) only about wars, murders and robberies, and crashes.

10) The main advantage of the Internet is......

A) that the news appears on the screen as soon as things happen in real life

B) that you have to have a computer at home

C) that multimedia web pages with photographs, music and video are very attractive


 


Date: 2015-12-24; view: 1505


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