Unit 15: Modals and Similar Expressions: Review Part VII: Modals: Review and Expansion
UnitOverview Studentswilllearn and practicemodalsforability, advice, necessity, assumptions, and futurepossibility. Modals are auxiliaryverbsthatexpress a relationshipbetweenthesubject of thesentence and itsmainverb as followsonthenextslide…
Background Notes The appeal of reality TV might come fromdifferentaspects of humannature. We can imagine ourselves in thesamesituation as thepeopleon TV (strugglingagainstdifficulties, feelingtriumph). Another idea isthatifsomeoneelseisdying, suffering, feelinghungerorthirst, those of uswho are watching are not. A thirdreasonmaybethedesiretohaveanaudience, tobelikethepeopleonthe shows.
Vocabulary Reality TV: TV programming in which real people show courage and fear Smash hit: verysuccessful new play, movie, song, or TV program Come in differentflavors: tobeavailable in manydifferentforms Tune in: towatchor listen to a particular radio or TV program Have a goodshot at something: tohave a betterthanaverage chance to do something
Vocabulary Contestant: someonewho competes in a competition Turn up thevolume: tomake a TV or radio programlouder Getkickedout: tobeaskedtoleave a place like a restaurant or a place whereonelives Thecreeps: feeling of nervousness and fright Shipwrecked: tohavebeen in a shipthatwasdestroyedby a stormoranaccident
ComprehensionQuestions Why do peoplewatchreality TV? Toseehowpeopleact and theemotionsthey show, tobeabletodiscuss TV withfriends Whendidreality TV shows firstappear? In 1997 Whatwasthename of thefirstreality TV show? Survivor
ComprehensionQuestions How do TV programproducers determine thepopularity of a show? Number of viewers and number of hits onthewebsite. What’sthedifferencebetween British and American reality TV? In American shows, thecontestantsmustbeglamorous.
DiscussionTopics Are some of thethingspeoplehaveto do onreality shows cruel and embarrassing? Shouldpeoplewatchcrueltytoothers? Whyorwhynot? How do youfeelafteryouhavefinisheddoingsomethingdifficult? What are some of themostdangerous (ordifficult) thingsyouhaveever done?