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THIS UNIT we will:

12 April – 10 May 2012

TOPICS: Technologies and Communications Read/view/listen to different types of texts (news reports, articles and essays) (i) Technologies and Media Evolution (ii) Social Media (iii) Media Bias Build up vocabulary and consolidate grammar points: Focus: Phrasal Verbs, Countable/Uncountable Nouns, Connectors/Complex clauses,Relatives, Tense revision, Passives Prepare a TV broadcast (breaking news, commercials, debate,…) Write a news report and a for-and-against essay Write notes and final texts for the TV broadcast (different text types) As usual you will also write different Learning Journal (LJ) entries that will show understanding of the topics and will assesswork done. You’ll work alone, in pairs, and in group. Groups will be reshuffled and reorganized according to the final task (TV broadcast)

Introducing the topic - Media Evolution

DAY 1 (12.4)

1. Social media - initial brainstorming and listening/viewing (note taking) 2. Did you know? – Listening/viewing and note taking 3. Reading comprehension + Use of English (vocabulary): TB – Unit 3.1 – Media Evolution (pp 116-119)

4. Wrap up and writing LJentry – ‘my definition of social media’ and ‘could I live without my cell phone’? HW: WB pp 44-46 News reports (newspaper /online and television)

DAYS 2 & 3 (16 & 19.4)

1. Viewing/listening comprehension – BBCOne Minute World News - note taking 2. Reading Comprehension – A news report (worksheet) 3. Focus on grammar: tense revision, phrasal verbs and connectors, passives 4. ‘Citizen Journalism’ – what role in today’s society?’ – brainstorming and discussing ideas 5. Writing a news report 6. Wrap up – Learning Journal entry – “If I were a citizen journalist …” Television - Are images worth a thousand words? (Media bias) DAY 4 (23.4) 1. An advert – text and sub-text 2. Listening and reading comprehension – TB – Unit 3.7. – Media Bias – pp 140-142 3. Relative Pronouns – reviewing (WB pp 51-52) 4. Wrap up – “How to be a critical media viewer” Discussing the media 1. Building an advert - Disclosing sub-text…

DAYS 5 & 6 (26 &30.4)

2. How to write a for-and-against essay - worksheet 3. Writing an argument Preparing TV broadcasts DAY 7 (3.5) Group work / Writing tasks to be handed in at the end of each lesson Preparing TV broadcasts DAY 8 (7.5) Group work / Writing tasks to be handed in at the end of each lesson Television broadcast - LIVE

DAY 9 (10.5)

NOTES 1. There may be some variation on the dates of the different tasks. Always bring your TB and WB. 2. Use your WB (and grammar) to read further and consolidate vocabulary and grammar. Work on your own. Hope you enjoy the unit.


[SUMMATI VE TEST – 21 & 24 MAY]


HELLO TV   NEWS + outside NEWS REPORTS (w/ interviews) 1. Anchor 12. Anchor 2 – 3. Reporter 1 4. Reporter 2 5. Reporter 3 DEBATE – The evolution of the media – Do social media play an important role? (and related issues such as media bias, privacy…)????????????? 6. HOST YES– Here to stay 7. Expert 1 – 8. Expert 2 NO – Passing fad 9. Expert 1 10. Expert 2 CULTURE & ENTERTAI N M E N T 11. Host – 12. A film we recommend – 13. 14. A day in the life of XXXX – 15. Presentation … 16. Presentation .. 17. … 18. … 19. … 20. (Reading a poem) 21. (Reading a poem) 22. (Reading a poem) 23. (Reading a poem) COMMERCIAL


24. A commercial 25. A commercial – 26. …………………….27. …………………… 28. ………………….


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