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UPPER INTERMEDIATE UNIT 7
INTERVIEWS EXTRA
OVERVIEW:
Watch the video. Which of the speakers have similar news interests and opinions on the media to you?
Read the sentences below about how Val usually gets her news. Then watch the video from 0:11–0:31 and delete
the incorrect words.
Val
Hi. I start work
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quite/very late,
so in the
mornings I
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usually/normally
read the papers
or
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look at/go on
news web sites: it’s
important for me to
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find out/learn
what’s
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happening/going on
in the world. Today, I’m
interviewing/asking
people about the media
and the news. How do you usually get
your news?
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How do you usually get your news?
Look at the people below and read the di erent forms of news media.
Then watch the video from 0:30–1:06 and match the people (A–F) to the news media they use (some people use
more than one way to get their news).
A
Joanna
B
Adrian
C
Mairi
D
John
E
Helen
F
Taherali
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Newspapers
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Television
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Radio
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Internet
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_____________
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What kinds of news stories interest you most?
Look at the people below and read what kinds of news stories they’re
interested in. Then watch the video from 1:08–2:00 and match the people to the correct statements.
A
Joanna
B
Adrian
C
Mairi
D
Taherali
E
John
F
Helen
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I do like sports.
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I like a bit of celebrity gossip, just to break up the day.
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I like to read about politics, of course, and what’s happening in the country.
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I don’t enjoy the, sort of, more popular culture news stories.
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I study conflict and development so I’m interested in world a airs.
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… it’s very important to know what the health stories are …
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How has modern technology and new media changed our relationship with the news?
Look at the people below and
read their answers. Then watch the video from 2:02–2:45 and complete what they say.
On my
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_____________ I can go on the internet and I can just see what the
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_____________ are. I can see news developments as, as they happen, almost in
_____________.
Adrian
There are many di erent
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_____________ and therefore you o en compare and
contrast what di erent
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_____________ are saying.
John
O en you don’t
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_____________, so you don’t have to – it doesn’t discriminate against
people who don’t have money.
Taherali
We used to rely on the
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_____________ from TV, from di erent outlets and now with
things like Twitter people can spread
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_____________, but it does run the risk that it’s
not always
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_____________.
Mairi
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In your opinion, does the media use its power responsibly?
Look at the people below and read their answers.
Then watch the video from 2:48–3:45 and write true (T) or false (F) next to each answer.
A
Adrian
B
Joanna
C
Mairi
D
John
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He thinks the media
behaves responsibly
most of the time.
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He doesn’t like news
about celebrities. _____
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She thinks the
media itself doesn’t
understand how
powerful it is. _____
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She thinks the
media uses its
power irresponsibly
everywhere in the world.
_____
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He is very satisfied with
the way the news media
reports stories about
health. _____
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THE WAY WE SPEAK:
The people below talk about the media. Read what they say and complete their sentences
using words and phrases from the video with a similar meaning to the words in the brackets. Then watch the
video from 2:48–3:45 and check your answers.
I think in general yes, but
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_____________ (sometimes) I think it’s irresponsible. I
think, for example, when they
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_____________ (constantly follow famous people), for
example, I don’t think that’s very responsible news. I don’t even think it’s very good
news.
Adrian
I think the media has a lot of power and it doesn’t always appreciate
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_____________
(how much) it can a ect things.
Joanna
In my area – I’m especially interested in the area of health – o en you get these health
stories about immunisation or about some latest
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_____________ (panic) about cancer
and this causes
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_____________ (a lot of fear), and yet when you go down to the real
truth it’s o en based on very
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_____________ (weak, not convincing) foundations.
So, I think the media do have a, a duty to use their power responsibly.
John
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PERSONALISATION:
Write a short paragraph giving your views on the news media. Use Val’s questions to help you.
How do you usually get your news?
What kinds of news stories interest you most and why?
How has modern technology and new media (the internet, etc.) changed our relationship with the news?
In your opinion, does the media use its power responsibly?
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