Look through the following choice of TV programmes and make a draft broadcasting schedule of what your parents, friends, children (pupils) would rather see on this or
that day of the week.
1)On Monday (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday) my mother(father, son(daughter) husband(wife), friend(s), pupils) would E) Let's speak about TV programmes in Russia. choose (like to see, enjoy, decide upon) some...
...documentary film(s) about historical events in Russia or abroad. ...old but enjoyable comedies (plays). ...old/new feature films. ...sports program(s) or music show(s). ...cartoons and other popular programs for children.
...quiz shows ("The Field of Wonders", "Who Wants to E) Let's speak about TV programmes in Russia. Become a Millionaire?" etc.)..."The Travellers' Club" or "The Animal Planet". ...talk show(s)
...football/hockey/basketball match(es). ...program(s) on education/science/culture. ...concert(s) of rock/pop/classical music. ...program(s) on poetry/art/religion. ...news program(s).
2) Ask your partners if they or their friends (relatives E) Let's speak about TV programmes in Russia.) would like to see this or that programme next week. Let them express their likes and dislikes.
-Would you like to see...? Would you enjoy watching...? Or would you rather see.../choose...?
-I (he, she,they) can't stand....; I am keen on....;he is crazy about....; They E) Let's speak about TV programmes in Russia. are very fond of....; She is over- enthusiastic about...; I really( never) enjoy...; I hate (dislike)...
IV. TV programmes differ greatly by their content and subject matter. Different age groups may regard one and the same TV programme differently. They may use different words while speaking about the same broadcasts E) Let's speak about TV programmes in Russia..
Speak of a number of programmes from the viewpoint of a ten-year-old child a teenager, a young person, an old-age pensioner. Use the substitution table.
|some (all) news||are often|
|programmes||are always||unbearable and monotonous.|
|I think||old films and plays||are seldom||useless E) Let's speak about TV programmes in Russia. and primitive.|
|I believe||cowboy films and||are sometimes||interesting and pleasant.|
|In my opinion||cartoons||are never||very good and clever.|
|To my mind||sports programmes||can be||necessary and useful|
|music, shows and||must be||instructive and stimulating.|
|concerts||funny and enjoyable.|
|quiz shows||quite useless.|
|educational E) Let's speak about TV programmes in Russia. programmes|
V. You had a task to prepare a public opinion poll about television. You've asked some people of different age whether or not they watch TV. The class divided into three groups and each group have asked their own group of people (the pupils of the 5th E) Let's speak about TV programmes in Russia. form, your classmates, your parents). Summarize the results of the poll.
a) Television Questionnaire
1) How many hours a week do you spend watching television?
a) less then 5 hours
b) 5-10 hours
c) 10-15 hours
d) more than 20 hours
2) What sort of programmes do you like watching?
3) Are there any sorts of programmes you don E) Let's speak about TV programmes in Russia.’t like?
|classical music programmes|
|pop music programmes|
1) What is you favourite programme?
2) Are there any sorts of programmes you would like
a) more of
b) less of
B) Present your results in class.
VI E) Let's speak about TV programmes in Russia.. And now let's discuss the pros and cons of watching TV. You have a list of arguments and counter-arguments, which can help us formulate our opinion about television.
- Television is necessary for keeping the public informed of the world and national events.
- Television is the main source E) Let's speak about TV programmes in Russia. of entertainment.
- Television seems to present too much of a fantasy world.
- Having TV sets at home, we forget how to communicate.
- Lots of TV programmes are based onconversation into which the viewer is involved.
- Because of television people are losing touch with one another and becoming more selfish.
- Television E) Let's speak about TV programmes in Russia. helps us settle different personal problems.
- TV suggests great possibilities for education.
- Television wastes too much of our valuable time.
- Either television can use you, or you can use television for your own needs and interests.
- Watching TV is always a pleasant change after everyday activities
- Think of those E) Let's speak about TV programmes in Russia. lonely people who have no better companion their TV set.
- Seeing has ever been so powerful! Television cultivates our viewing habits, taster and manners.
- Television stimulates curiosity.
- Without TV we shall find more time for reading, sports and games.
- Television helps us understand the world around.
- Television affects our health.
VII E) Let's speak about TV programmes in Russia.. Choose a pairof statements presenting an argument and a counter-arguments ("on the one хэнд... but on the other хэнд...") and explain why you think so.
E.g. It is true that television affects our health. People move less. They have to sit in front of the screen for quite E) Let's speak about TV programmes in Russia. a time forgetting that it tires the eyes. Besides, a TV set makes much noise. But on the other хэнд, watching TV is a good change after work or study. You can relax, forget about your troubles and have a really good time.
VIII. Comment upon any of the E) Let's speak about TV programmes in Russia. following statements:
a) To watch or not to watch television is one's own business.
b) Television affects people as much as people do.
c) Television is a part of modern culture. We shouldn't forget about it.
d) Television is a means of communication.
e) Television E) Let's speak about TV programmes in Russia. means technical progress.
IX. So, on the one хэнд TV plays a great role in our life, but on the other хэнд there a lot of problems connecting with TV and this problem we 've tried to discuss during our lesson.
I would like to finish our lesson with E) Let's speak about TV programmes in Russia. a proveb:
- Too much water drowned the miller
What is the Russian equivalent to this proverb? (Все отлично в меру)
Work out some recommendations that could be addressed to TV producers in our country and abroad from: a) a parent; b) a nine-year-old boy; c) an eighteen-year E) Let's speak about TV programmes in Russia.-old girl; d) an old lady; e) a teacher.