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  1. Unit 7 MASS MEDIA

  2. Write about advantages and disadvantages of Mass Media Content Model paragraphs Useful expressions Exercises

  3. Television Mass Media Newspapers Radio Internet

  4. Activity 1 Work with your partner and read the paragraph about the advantages of television and list the four advantages mentioned in the paragraph (Coursebook p. 90) Almost everyone likes watching television. There are certainly many advantages in watching television. First of all, many television programs can be educational, and children can learn a lot from these programs. In addition, television can help us learn more about the world we live in and see interesting things. Moreover, television is a popular kind of entertainment. It helps us relax after a day of hard work. And finally, television is good for old people living alone. It stops people feeling lonely. Almost everyone likes watching television. There are certainly many advantages in watching television. First of all, many television programs can be educational, and children can learn a lot from these programs. In addition, television can help us learn more about the world we live in and see interesting things. Moreover, television is a popular kind of entertainment. It helps us relax after a day of hard work. And finally, television is good for old people living alone. It stops people feeling lonely. Almost everyone likes watching television. There are certainly many advantages in watching television. First of all, many television programs can be educational, and children can learn a lot from these programs. In addition, television can help us learn more about the world we live in and see interesting things. Moreover, television is a popular kind of entertainment. It helps us relax after a day of hard work. And finally, television is good for old people living alone. It stops people feeling lonely. Almost everyone likes watching television. There are certainly many advantages in watching television. First of all, many television programs can be educational, and children can learn a lot from these programs. In addition, television can help us learn more about the world we live in and see interesting things. Moreover, television is a popular kind of entertainment. It helps us relax after a day of hard work. And finally, television is good for old people living alone. It stops people feeling lonely. 1. Children can learn from educational TV programs. 2. Viewers learn more about the world and see interesting things. 3. Watching TV is relaxing 4. Watching TV stops people feeling lonely.

  5. Useful expressions Listing • First of all / Firstly • Secondly • Thirdly • In addition/ Moreover/ Furthermore • At last / Last but not least • …

  6. Useful expressions Giving results • As a result • Therefore • Hence • Thus • Consequently • …

  7. Useful expressions Showing contrast • However • Nonetheless • Nevertheless • On the contrary / In contrast • ….

  8. Useful expressions Giving conclusion • On the whole • Generally speaking • In short / In brief • ….

  9. Activity 2 In groups of 2, read the paragraph about the disadvantages of television and fill in each blank with one of the words or phrases in the box. (Coursebook p. 90) 1. First of all / Firstly 2. Moreover / In addition / Furthermore 3. As a result / Therefore 4. Finally / At last 5. On the whole

  10. Activity 3 In groups of 3, discuss the advantages and disadvantages of computers. (Coursebook p. 91)

  11. Some ideas for advantages of computers • They help connect people living far from each other using email, chat,… • They make it easier to access information on the Internet • People can use computer to shop without leaving their houses. • …

  12. Some ideas for disadvantages of computers • Using computer too much is harmful to your eyes • Using computer too much makes people passive and not wants to communicate with others • Children may use computer for playing games instead of learning • …

  13. Activity 4 (Homework) Write a paragraph about • The advantages or • The disadvantages of computers (Coursebook p. 91)

  14. Thank you for your attention