"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
- 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."
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"
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 :
Binge-watching television causes sleep problems (August 20, 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"New research shows that binge-watching television can adversely affect your health."
Try the same news story at these easier levels: Binge-Watching TV - Level 4 or Binge-Watching TV - Level 5
Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)
Rants and Raves - Reality TV
"This activity provides short listening practice based around a monologue regarding reality TV in the UK. The monologue provides observations of reality TV.
In this lesson, students will listen to a monologue about a persons reflection of reality TV. They will pu the monologue in order and answer comprehension questions. There are also suggestions for developing the theme of reality TV to practise specific areas of grammar."
- with AUDIO
LESSONS: TV SERIES 4 LEARNING
- Séquence - Reality TV (A2 - B1)
"La séquence s'inscrit dans la perspective actionnelle et s'inspire des scénarii du DCL.
Il s'agira pour les élèves de collecter de l'information dans différents types de documents pour mener à bien une mission
La tâche finale / la mission à accomplir : Imaginer un nouveau programme de TV - réalité et en faire une présentation écrite et orale devant un jury de professionnels."
Séquence créée par Laurence Bernard (Ac. Martinique)
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
Soap operas - with a text you can listen to
+ Activities to download
+ Related links : The Flatmates - EastEnders - Coronation Street - Emmerdale - The Soap Show
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
INTERACTIVE games :
Television - interactive crosswords (BBC)
"Watch the video and listen to Peter Carter, then play the
Activity created by: Renée Maufroid
Conversation questions :
Could you give up TV for one day a week? Which one? - 23 September 2014
"Health experts advise that giving up television one day out of every seven would be beneficial to our waistlines.
But which day should you choose?"
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"
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..."
Television is a drug