BACK TO :
VOCABULARY
RESCOL

 

TV series :

B
BOARDWALK EMPIRE
C
COLD CASE - CRIMINAL MINDS - CSI -
D
DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES - DEXTER- DOCTOR HOUSE -
F
FLASH FORWARD - FRIENDS -
G
GLEE -
H
HEROES -
K
KID NATION -
L

LIE TO ME - LOST -

M
MAP -
N
NCIS -
P
PRISON BREAK -
R
RICK and MORTY -
S
STAR TREK - STATE of PLAY -
T

THE CLOSER - THE INSIDE - THE LOST ROOM - THE MIDDLE - THE PRISONER -
THE SIMPSONS - THE WALKING DEAD - THE WIRE -

V
V -
W
WITHOUT A TRACE -

 


Related pages :

TELEVISION with Media + Advertising + Posters / Ads + Violence

ADS / COMMERCIALS and KIDS

 


Vocabulary :

  • Television genres (Wikipedia)
    "This category lists genres of television programming."
  • Television program (Wikipedia)
    1 Program Content : 1.1 Genres - 1.1.1 Scripted entertainment - 1.1.2 Unscripted entertainment - 1.1.3 Informational
    2 Development
    3 Production
    4 Distribution
    : 4.1 Seasons/Series - 4.2 A UK/US comparison
  • Slang names for television (answers.yahoo.com) - UPDATED

 

Facts :

 

  • 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..."

    (BBC)

 

Listening :

  • TV Guide (esl-lab.com:80)
    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

 

  • LOST - "Listen and find the missing words." (Soundguide)
    (cliquer à gauche sur Sujets divers / Séries télé)

 

  • 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
  • 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 -
    "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 :


 

 

  • Desperate Housewives
    "How well do you know the characters of this American series?"
    Activity created by: Renée Maufroid

 

  • Television - (about.com)
    "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?"



  • Reality Shows (British Council) - an article with a comprehension exercise (interactive)



  • Television 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 :

  • TV COMMERCIAL (Académie de Montpellier)
    - Une grille de lecture sur les spots de publicité et documents publicitaires -

 

 

Lesson plans :

  • See Lesson plans ('Publicité')

  • Larry King to Quit His CNN Show (1st July, 2010) - a lesson plan
    (breakingnewsenglish.com)

    Larry King was "an American television and radio host."
    He "conducted some 40,000 interviews with politicians, athletes, entertainers, and other newsmakers..."

    (Wikipedia)

  • 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
    (Ac. Toulouse)

    Sommaire :

    • Tâche finale
    • Supports (la plupart sont des vidéos)
    • Évaluations
    • Variante GAL

    Documents :
    - 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."

    (British Council)

  • Soap operas - with a text you can listen to
    Vocabulary explained

    + Activities to download
    + Related links : The Flatmates - EastEnders - Coronation Street - Emmerdale - The Soap Show

    (BBC)

 

  • Survivor Sequence + the different genres of TV reality shows
    (Florinda FERNANDES - Calvados)

 

  • 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."

    (Laurence Bernard - Ac. Martinique)

  • Reality 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 G. Orwell.
    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 à A2
    Séquence prévue pour une classe de 1ère, à adapter pour le collège.

    (Pascale Catoire - Ac. Orléans-Tours)

  • Young 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 of
    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."
    (British Council)

  • Television shoes - a lesson plan (breakingnewsenglish.com)
    THE ARTICLE
    WARM-UPS
    BEFORE READING / LISTENING
    WHILE READING / LISTENING
    AFTER READING
    LANGUAGE
    DISCUSSION
    SPEAKING
    LISTENING
    HOMEWORK
  • 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

 

 

Webquests :


 

INTERACTIVE games :

  • Television - interactive crosswords (BBC)

  • Couch Potatoes
    "Watch the video and listen to Peter Carter, then play the game."
    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?"

    (BBC)

 

 

Poems :

 

Songs :

 

  • PUPAJIM - Television Addict (YouTube) + LYRICS :
    "Just a story,
    About the disease of the century
    You are addict
    The First thing you do when you arrive at home is to turn on the television
    You channel up..."

    (lyricsmania.com)

 

  • 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" 

    (artists.letssingit.com)
  • 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"

    (lyricsmania.com)

 

 

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..."

+ LANGUAGE
(englishblog.com)

 

 

Television is a drug
(records.viu.ca)

 

 


REALITY TV



 

Reality TV vs Harry Potter
(cagle.com)


 

 


 

 

 

Tear-off carpet
(cartoonstock.com)

 

 

Problem solved
(cagle.msnbc.com)


 

Attention problems
(cagle.msnbc.com)


 

Influence
(bluecorncomics.com)

 

 

Your head is going to explode
(robrogers.com)

 

 

Where do kids learn
to be so violent?

(caglecartoons.com)

 

 

Poor guy!
(cagle.com)

 

KIDS AND TOO MUCH TV ...
by all the top cartoonists!
(cagle.com)

 

 

- UPDATED