What is communication? • sending, receiving and sharing • information, ideas, messages How do people communicate? • variety of means of communication • verbal c. (writing and talking ) • non verbal c. (gestures, body language,..) • visual c. (pictures, photos, video, film, …) • electronic c. (phone, the Internet,…) • blind people use Brail script • deaf people use sign language
What’s the difference between media and mass media? • sources of information and news such as newspapers, magazines, radio and television, the Internet, that reach and influence large numbers of people
What role do the media play in our life and in today’s world? How can they influence our lives?
Watch the video about the history of media http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vm5Zgkwnp_g&feature=related Work in pairs and fill in the chart
Television Discuss these questions Do you watch TV? How much time do you spend in front of TV? What do you think about TV news? Are they reliable? Compare them with the newspaper. What are the benefits of watching TV? In what ways can it be harmful? What do you think about the commercials on TV?
What channels can you watch on Czech TV? + satellite channels digital broadcasting Difference ??? publicvs. private channels Examples Great Britain BBC – public TV BBC 1, ITV – popular programmes, (sports programmes, recent films, the news, game shows, children’s programmes, soap operas,…) BB C 2, Channel 4 – attract smaller audience (TV plays, classical concerts, foreign films,….)
What kinds of programmes can you watch on TV? • News • Documentaries • Interviews / panels • Shows / talk shows • Series • Soap operas • Sitcoms • Fairy tales • Cartoons/animated films • Films / puppet films • Dramas
Radio Do you listen to the radio? How often? What are you favourite stations? What are the differences between watching TV and listening to the radio? Read an article about BBC in Bridge 10/2012 Do you agree? Radio is, in a sense, the Cinderella of the media.
Newspapers / magazines Discuss in pairs • What are the main differences between newspapers and magazines? • content • layout • price • frequency
What are TABLOIDS and BROADSHEETS? Describe the main differences and give examples of each
Explain these words: • review • take out a subscription • caption • cover • column • editor • supplement • investigative journalist • hoax • classified advertisement
The internet What exactly is the Internet? What can be found on the Internet?
How do youpersonally use the Internet? • for school • for your hobbies • for getting in touch with friends • for entertainment • Social networks • advantages x disadvantages • consequences of using it