"This category lists genres of television programming."
1 Program Content : 1.1 Genres - 1.1.1 Scripted entertainment
- 1.1.2 Unscripted entertainment - 1.1.3 Informational
4 Distribution : 4.1 Seasons/Series - 4.2 A UK/US comparison
names for television (answers.yahoo.com)
- Samsung's 'future-proof' voice-controlled television
"A "smart" internet-connected television that has the ability to have its hardware upgraded every year has been unveiled by Samsung...
In addition to its "smart evolution capability" Samsung has also added gesture, voice and face recognition features to the ES8000 model..."
Topic: "A man and woman discuss what they want to watch
on TV, with an unusual ending."
I. Pre-Listening Exercises
II. Listening Exercises
III. Post-Listening Exercises
- Task Town
is for students who want to participate with the audio. (elllo.org)
As you listen you need to make choices or interact with the
audio. Have Fun!
What's on TV
Commercials - Video Listening Exercises (eolf.univ-fcomte.fr)
Alexis Lechine Wines - Bathroom Cleaner - Baggies Food Wraps - Beech-Nut
Baby Food - Bounty Paper Towels - Cherrios and V-8 Juice - Dentu-Creme
- Chevrolet - Wonderful Fords
- UK Television
"adverts for Abbey National, Adidas, Becks, Boddingtons, British
Airways, Budweiser, Carling, Carlsberg, Coca-Cola, Dime bar, Dry Blackthorn,
Dunlop, Frontera 4x4, Guinness, Honda, KitKat, Labatt's, Levi's, Lilt,
Lynx, Morgan stanley, Nike, Nintendo gamecube, Olde English cider, o2,
Orange, Pringles, Reebok, Sony, Stella Artois, Strongbow, Tango, Tennent's
Pilsner,TTA, T-mobile,Vodafone, Volvo, Worthingtons."
- "Short sound
clips together with their transcripts.
Clips come directly from commercially produced TV series and movies,
like Star Wars and Black Adder." (The English weblab)
INTERACTIVE exercises :
"Put each of the following words or phrases in the correct gap."
"program, channel, commercials, quiz shows, subjective, prime-time,
documentary, media, newscast, viewers, soap operas, watch, switch, surfing,
couch potato, talk shows, series, movie, network, cable, infomercials"
- Television - (British Council)
"At the top are five words related to television.
Below are sentences about television, with gaps in them.
Can you put the words in the right spaces?"
Shows (British Council) - an article with a comprehension
and the Media Quiz - ex :
""Those were today's headlines. And now it's Angela McCarthy with
her weather ...... ". forecast / broadcast / presentation" (world-english)
Exercises TO PRINT :
COMMERCIAL (Académie de Montpellier)
- Une grille de lecture sur les spots de publicité et documents publicitaires
Lesson plans :
Larry King to Quit His CNN Show (1st July, 2010) - a lesson plan
Larry King was "an American television and radio host."
He "conducted some 40,000 interviews with politicians, athletes, entertainers, and other newsmakers..."
Reality TV - une séquence (prévue pour le lycée - à adapter pour le collège)
Mots-clefs : B1 - B2 - BY-NC-SA - exp. orale - EOi - EOc - exp. écrite - comp. orale - comp. écrite
- Tâche finale
- Supports (la plupart sont des vidéos)
- Variante GAL
- Déroulement séquence
- Fiches élèves + corrigés
21 November is World Television Day. Practise your English while you learn about television.
"Have a look at the articles, story, word game, cartoon, trivia and links."
Soap operas - with a text you can listen to
+ Activities to download
+ Related links : The Flatmates - EastEnders - Coronation Street - Emmerdale - The Soap Show
TV shows, Big Brother
- une séquence "qui part de "Big Brother", l'émission
de TV réalité et débouche sur l'étude de "1984", extrait du livre de
Dans une perspective actionnelle, les tâches demandées aux élèves s'enchainent,
dans les différentes activités langagières
(Compréhension orale ,
Production Orale, Compréhension Ecrite, Production Ecrite)
pour parvenir à la tâche finale : simulation d'un débat à la radio."
+ évaluation (compréhension orale) proposée à plusieurs niveaux : B2
Séquence prévue pour une classe de 1ère, à
adapter pour le collège.
(Pascale Catoire - Ac. Orléans-Tours)
people and television - a lesson plan
"In this lesson the students will look at the television
viewing habits of young people in the UK and compare them to the habits
young people in their own country. They will begin by making television
posters, then they will do a split reading activity in pairs.
The text is about television habits in the UK. They will complete a
questionnaire about their own viewing habits and discuss how
their habits are different from those of young people in the UK.
There is an optional role playing activity where students have to agree
on what to watch on television."
a lesson plan (breakingnewsenglish.com)
BEFORE READING / LISTENING
WHILE READING / LISTENING
- TV Turn Off Week
- a lesson plan (english-4u.com) Inscription nécessaire
Language function: discussing issues, presenting opinions, reading comprehension
Vocabulary area: television, types of TV programmes
- with Teacher's Notes
INTERACTIVE games :
Television - interactive crosswords (BBC)
"Watch the video and listen to Peter Carter, then play the
Activity created by: Renée Maufroid
Conversation questions :
TV archetypes: Which one are you?
"A new US documentary series on PBS, America in Primetime, explores the relationship between TV characters and society over the past six decades...
The catchphrases and clothes may change but the archetype endures, subtly reflecting and shaping the culture and even the way we act and behave, the series suggests."
But how much influence have these characters really had? And are they as rooted in reality as their creators claim?"
- Television, the Drug of the Nation - The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy (YouTube)
+ the LYRICS
"T.V. it satellite links
our United States of Unconsciousness
Apathetic therapeutic and extremely addictive
The methadone metronome pumping out
150 channels 24 hours a day
you can flip through all of them
and still there's nothing worth watching"
- I Watch Too Much TV by Alev Lenz
"I think I watch too much TV
I think they sometimes lie to me
I think they're also trying to scare me
I can't sleep through the night
Although you're by my side
Life is dangerous on TV
Spinning stories in my mind
Of what there could be...
Maybe I'll go and read a book"
Cartoons : (Si le lien est inaccessible, enregistrer l'image pour obtenir la taille initiale.)
Cartoon: Screen Time
"This cartoon by Brighty from The Sun is
a comment on the the fact that
watching TV is not as popular as it used to be, especially at Christmas time..."