MASS MEDIA 4: HOOKED ON TV Modulo 9 WARMER Do you remember how many hours a week on average does someone in the UK watch television? Is it: a) 20 hours b) 30 hours c) 40 hours Is it too much time? What about you? What about your parents or grandparents? Do they spend more time than you in front of the telly? Any idea why? (Discuss it with your partner) 1 ACTIVITY 1 Let’s learn about your TV habits. We are going to make a survey to find out. First you have to answer the questions in the first column and write your own question in the space provided. You are going to ask three classmates. Stand up and mingle. Don’t forget a pen to write the answers Once you have completed the worksheet, get together in your group and discuss your findings. QUESTIONS YOU CLASSMATE 1 CLASSMATE 2 CLASSMATE 3How many hours a week do youwatch TV?what type of programmes do youwatch?Do you watch TV on your own? If notwith whom?whats your favourite channel?And programme? What time is iton?Did you use to watch the same (kindof) programmes 5 years ago?Why(not)?WRITE YOUR OWN QUESTION HERE
MASS MEDIA 4: HOOKED ON TV Modulo 9Get ready to talk about them to the rest of the class in five minutes. You will have 1 minute.ACTIVITY 2In your groups, brainstorm as many types of TV programmes as you can in 1 minute.Now watch the following excerpts and say which types of programmes they are. 2 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.ACTIVITY 3Now have a look at the following pictures. All of them are from different talk-shows. Do yourecognize the guest(s)? Do you know who the host is in each? 2 3 41
MASS MEDIA 4: HOOKED ON TV Modulo 9 In pairs which questions would you ask the celebrities, politicians, … in the pictures? Work on your answers .ROUND- UP ACTIVITY: HOMEWORK Write a short opinion essay about how our TV habits influence family relationships or about how family relationships have changed because of the TV. Have a look at the pictures to find inspiration. 3FOLLOW- UP ACTIVITYNow it’s your turn!You are going to be interviewed on a Talk show. You decide who you want to be. ( a famoussportsman, singer, politician, public figure) and who wants to be the Host. ( see next page)
MASS MEDIA 4: HOOKED ON TV Modulo 9 Welcome to _______________ broadcasted on _________________ STUDENT A You are a famous person who has been invited to a talk show on TV. You are going to be interviewed. Answer the presenter’s questions. 4 He/She will ask you AT LEAST about Your place and date of birth Family Career: the highlight point of your career / the lowest Influences Future plans. You have to finish saying thank you to the host.STUDENT B You are the presenter of a famous television show, tonight you are interviewing a famous person. Welcome him/her to the program- say the name of the program. Greet him/her. Ask AT LEAST about: His/her place and date of birth Family Career: the highlight point of your career / the lowest Influences Future plans. Any other appropriate questions.You have to finish with We have run out of time. It’s been a pleasure having you with ustonight. Thank you and good night.