Form 9 Theme:“MASS MEDIA” Objectives: To teach pupils to express their opinions; To help pupils to reach an understanding of the role of mass media in their life. To develop speaking skills. To develop critical thinking. To enlarge pupils’ outlook. To engage pupils’ interest in English.
Language material:active vocabulary, key words and expressions, definitions, questions, answers, the text for auding. Equipment: IWB, cards, newspapers, advertisements.
Procedure of the lesson.
1.Introductory part of the lesson. 1.1.T: The role of mass media in the life of present society is difficult to overestimate. They have become a daily and essential necessity with contemporary men. In this or that form mass media come into every home. What is implied under the term “mass media”? P: Mass media comprise press, radio, TV and the Internet. 2. The main part of the lesson. 2.1.The Internet T: To understand the meaning of mass media for the people it is necessary to consider their every aspect separately. What do you know about the Internet? P: The Internet was created in 1983. Since that time it has grown into a commercial medium. The Internet connects many computer networks. It is based on a common addressing system and communications protocol called IP (Internet Protocol). By the mid-1990s the Internet connected millions of computers throughout the world. The World Wide Web, which enables simple and intuitive navigation of Internet sites through a graphical interface, expanded during the 1990s to become the most important component of the Internet. 2.2. Newspapers and magazines. T: Now we shall consider such aspect of mass media as newspaper or magazine in detail, because it is the most widespread one. Let’s speak about newspapers and magazines. What can you say about newspapers? P: Newspapers are usually daily, weekly, or at other regular times. They provide news, views, features, and other information of public interest and often carry advertising. T: When did the first newspapers appear in England? P: The first English newspapers appeared in 1702. T: What was the first English daily? P: The first English daily was “The Daily Courant.” T: What popular English newspapers can you name today? P: “The Times”, “Financial Times”, “The Independent”, “Daily Star”, “Daily Express”, “The Sunday Times” and others. T: What role do newspapers play today? P: Newspapers come out to provide their readers with fresh news. Today people have a chance to have full information about political, economic and cultural events in their own country and abroad. T: What information do newspapers contain? P: Some papers contain a comprehensive coverage of industry, commerce and public affairs. Some of them give a wide coverage of news events and reports on social issues. The other papers contain reports on national and international news, give a full covering of sports and other topics. a) Give definitions. What do we call a paper that comes daily? a magazine that is issued once a month? a paper that circulates in one town or its district? a paper that circulates all over the country? a magazine that is published at regular intervals? What do we call a man who is responsible for publishing a newspaper or a magazine? a man who writes articles, reviews, etc. to papers and magazines? a man who makes reports for the newspaper? a man who comments on some events? b) Paraphrase the statements using the following words instead of underlined ones: (cards with the sentences are given to the pupils)
an editorial, to come out, to carry, home news, dailies, foreign news, key-note.
1. Newspapers in our country publish a lot of advertisements.2. In addition to national daily papers there are local papers published in every town.3. Local papers publish local, national, and world news.4. As a rule, each paper begins with a leading article. 5. The majority of magazines are issued monthly.6. The main idea of the article is security and just peace for all the nations. c) Pair-work. Give a piece of advice to your partner. (Cards with the expressions are given to the pupils). Example: P: I’m interested in medicine (1). What paper or magazine should I subscribe to? P: I’d advise you to subscribe to Zdorovye (2).It fully covers the problems you are interested in (3).
1.politics 2. Newsweek economics Life cultural life Do-It-Yourself geography Amateur Gardening business National Geography sports and healthy lifestyle Good Housekeeping gardening The Times repairing and improvement Dog News and Family Pets housekeeping. Financial Times pets and other animals Sunday Sport
3.It gives full coverage to the questions you are interested in. It widely covers the problems you have mentioned. It gives full attention to the problems you are interested in. It informs the readers of the development in this field.
2.3. Work in groups. The description of the newspapers. T: Using the words and word combinations be ready to speak about the newspaper. (Cards with the words and word combinations are given to the pupils). 2.4. Radio, TV. T: The next part of our lesson will be devoted to the radio and TV. What appeared earlier radio or TV? P: Radio appeared earlier than TV. T: Has radio lost its importance with the appearance of TV? P: Radio has not lost its importance with the appearance of TV. Today there are a lot of radio stations of many different types and so much variety. Talk shows and music programmes are very popular. a) T: We know many British and American radio and TV networks. Look at the abbreviations, say what they do mean and say a few words about each of them. (The abbreviations are given on the blackboard).
NPR APR PBS CNN SPN MTV BBC P: The National Public Radio network is known for its quality news and discussion programmes. P: American Public Radio is famous with its commentary and entertainment programmes. P: In the USA Public Broadcasting Service with its 280 stations is the largest network. P: The cable network such as SNN carries news and news stories. P: The cable network such as SPN covers all sports events. P: MTV is famous for its music videos. P: The British Broadcasting Corporation provides five radio stations. The BBC also runs 37 local radio stations, providing material of local importance, news, information, sport commentaries and the like. P: The British have four main channels to choose from: BBC-1 and BBC-2, ITV (Independent Television) and Channel Four. It is well-known that the high quality of British television is upheld by the BBC. b) Listening comprehension: text for auding. T: Listen to the text very attentively and be ready: 1. to title the text. 2. to answer the question: “What is the role of TV in our life?” c) T: Today almost every family has a TV set. I know that some people spend too much time watching TV. Such people in Great Britain are called “coach potatoes”. But there are some people, who prefer reading books or going in for sports in their free time because they think that there is plenty of “rubbish” on TV. And what about you? Do you like watching TV or not? If you like watching TV, then tell what programmes you prefer watching and why. If you are against TV, then name your reasons why you are against it. P: I like to watch TV in the comfort of my home, when the weather is bad or when I have much spare time. I am a “coach potato”, and I like watching nature programmes, cartoons, thrillers and sport programmes all day long. It’s fun, if you have nothing else to do. P: Well, TV is great! It’s a source of education and pleasure. There are often children’s stories, which are dramatized for TV. Such programmes help me very much to prepare for lessons, because I don’t have enough time to read all the textbooks. P: I think it’s a waste of time and after you watch for three hours your eyes start hurting. And if you watch TV every day you could soon be wearing glasses. I like documentaries, but in general there is quite a lot of “rubbish” on TV. That’s why I prefer reading in my free time. 2.5. TV, Radio, Computer, Books. a) Work on the text: “TV, Radio, Computer, Books.” 1. Read the text. (Silent reading) 2. Complete the sentences. 3. Choose the right variant. 4. Answer the questions. b) Compare the role and the place of TV, radio, computers, books in your life. c).T: I think television plays an important role in our society. It is an entertainer and informant. But on television there are many disputable questions. And one of them is advertising. It is a disputable question because it has either advantages or disadvantages. What is your attitude towards advertising? I’d like you to split into two teams. One team is for advertising. The first task for you is to discuss and name the advantages of advertising. And the second task for you is to prepare and show one advertisement in favour of advertising. The second team is against advertising. You are to discuss and name the disadvantages of advertising and to prepare and show an advertisement or a piece of advice against advertising. 3. The end of the lesson. T: We shall stop here. In conclusion I want to add some words. As we see each aspect of mass media has its own advantages and disadvantages. You have mentioned about them. But I think that each of them is very important for people because they are mass media which keep people informed on the topical issues take place in the world.