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On this page you will find 55 free, printable worksheets on mass media. This mass-media worksheet encourages intermediate and upper intermediate learners to consider the positive and negative effects of television, complete some comprehension exercises, and think about the future of mass media. There are a variety of activities and the short article could be used to lead into a discussion too. You could even create your own true or false questions to further test student comprehension. There is a lot of variety in the activities dealing with this topic so for lower level learners or even more advanced material, look through the rest of the section.
Mass media plays a prominent role in the lives of many people today while others are entirely without the things many of us take for granted. You can talk to your students about mass media when discussing habits. Ask “How many hours of TV do you watch?” and compare that to how many hours they spend reading. Ask them to imagine what they would do with that time if the TV suddenly broke and see what they have to say. Remember not to criticize their lifestyles because that is not the point of the exercise and many people enjoy sitting down to several hours of mindless TV in the evening after a long day of work or school. Students in some countries are just as stressed by their studies as adults are with their jobs so that downtime is precious to them.

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What are Mass-media?
Mass media refers collectively to all media technologies, including the Internet, television, newspapers, film and radio, which are used for mass communications, and to the organizations which control these technologies. Since the 1950s, in the countries that have reached a high level of industrialization, the mass media of cinema, radio and TV have a key role in political power. Contemporary research demonstrates an increasing level of concentration of media ownership, with many media industries already highly concentrated and dominated by a very small number of firms.
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Movie Worksheet: Broadway Musical Hamilton + Reading

Movie Worksheet: Broadway Musical Hamilton + Reading

sasha_alexandra
Hit Broadway musical "Hamilton" is getting more popular everyday, so I decided to make a worksheet dedicated to it. I'd say it's suitable for ss older than fourteen. It's perfect for intermediate ...
3 Views 3,684 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
Famous Photos

Famous Photos

William Work
This is a PowerPoint presentation for vocabulary with a number of internationally famous photos. When they are first displayed, the photo has no caption. The students are to look at the photos and ...
12 Views 7,239 ElemPre-IntIntAdv
Movie Worksheet: Tavi Gevinson. A Teen Just Trying to Figure It Out

Movie Worksheet: Tavi Gevinson. A Teen Just Trying to Figure It Out

sasha_alexandra
This worksheet may be interesting to a class of teenage girls. Tavi Gevinson, being a teenager herself, tells about her own web magazine and problems that modern girls and women face. Not only thi ...
2 Views 3,274 AdvExam
Movie Worksheet: President Obama's Statement on the Paris Attacks

Movie Worksheet: President Obama's Statement on the Paris Attacks

BusyTeacher Contributor
This is a worksheet for a listening and viewing comprehension about a statement that President Obama gave just after the attacks took place. Recommended level is pre-intermediate. It goes with thi ...
3 Views 5,564 Pre-Int
Channel One News

Channel One News

•, , Mass-media,
This is a worksheet I use with Channel One News. Before watching the news, students try to predict what the news will be about on that day in a classroom discussion. During the video, students fil ...
4 Views 6,002 ElemPre-IntInt
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The Oxford English Dictionary - New Words for 2015

The Oxford English Dictionary - New Words for 2015

The Oxford English Dictionary have just announced their latest additions - this time it's more than 500 words, phrases and meanings that have entered into common use over the last 10 years. I hav ...
7 Views 7,765 IntAdvExam
Types of Media

Types of Media

•Mass-media,
This is a simple worksheet to introduce the different types of media and to define them. Students will also classify different types of media using key expressions and discuss their opinion with a ...
14 Views 13,606 Pre-IntInt
Media Habits Quiz

Media Habits Quiz

•, Mass-media
This is a quiz that aims to make students more aware of their media habits. Students interview each other (pair work) and then share the results with the whole class. Recommended for teenagers or ...
13 Views 10,228 ElemPre-IntInt
Movie Worksheet: Media's Manipulative Influence

Movie Worksheet: Media's Manipulative Influence

This is a worksheet that uses the video "The Media's manipulative influence over your morals" as a starting point to discuss the effects of the media's influence on women's self-awareness and care ...
8 Views 6,239 IntAdv
Movie Worksheet: Mad City (the Media)

Movie Worksheet: Mad City (the Media)

This is a worksheet based on the film "Mad City" starring John Travolta and Dustin Hoffman. It aims to show students how the media is a powerful tool that can shape people’s opinions and sel ...
7 Views 5,166 IntAdv
Graphic Novel Worksheet: The Influencing Machine - on the Media

Graphic Novel Worksheet: The Influencing Machine - on the Media

This is a worksheet based on some extracts from the graphic novel The influencing machine by Brooke Gladstone. Students will do reading comprehension exercises, summarize a page and practise corre ...
4 Views 4,179 IntAdv
Debate: Should the Media Be Regulated by the Government?

Debate: Should the Media Be Regulated by the Government?

These are prompts for a debate on the topic "Should the media be regulated by the government?". I have included a debate outline that assigns roles to all of your students, in case you have more t ...
8 Views 9,113 IntAdv
Game, Tic Tac Toe

Game, Tic Tac Toe

•Mass-media,
This worksheet contains some cards for a game called Tic Tac Toe. The questions are all related to media. Divide the class into two groups. Each group must answer the question correctly to place t ...
7 Views 6,072 Elem
Information Gap Task 2/4: City Events

Information Gap Task 2/4: City Events

Sirhajwan Idek
•Mass-media,
The information gap consists of one version of news reports (3 news reports)and one version of advertisements ( 3 ads) on city events, the two versions are followed by information transfer, senten ...
6 Views 7,214 ElemPre-IntInt
Television Reality Series

Television Reality Series

•Mass-media,
Reading worksheet about television reality series The World's Strictest Parents. Reality television is a genre of television programming that documents unscripted situations and actual occurr ...
3 Views 8,274 Pre-Int
Entertainment Listening Task

Entertainment Listening Task

I use this worksheet to check listening comprehension. It relates to the topic entertainment and media, cinema, movie and has keys. Students make first activity without listening to the recording, ...
11 Views 10,332 Pre-IntInt
Movie Worksheet: TED- The Key to Media's Hidden Codes

Movie Worksheet: TED- The Key to Media's Hidden Codes

The worksheet is based on the TED talk by Ben Beaton "The Key To Media's Hidden Codes." I designed it for a group of general English upper-intermediate students. Before watching the talk, students ...
5 Views 8,473 AdvExam
Write and Present the News

Write and Present the News

•Mass-media,
I had some students that wouldn't speak at all so I invented this. I have used it for all levels (from teenagers up) and it is always good fun. Give students around 30 minutes to work together in ...
21 Views 20,640 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
Breaking News! (Passive Voice in Use)

Breaking News! (Passive Voice in Use)

How to make learning the passive voice fun? Create and shoot the news! First of all let your ss recollect thematic parts a newspaper consists of. Then give them examples of the news/parts of the a ...
26 Views 36,323 Pre-IntIntAdv
Listening to BBC Radio 4: Facebook and Twitter

Listening to BBC Radio 4: Facebook and Twitter

This is a podcast from BBC Radio 4 and the questions I made for my students of upper-intermediate level. The topic itself is not that unique. However, I am sure, it will be an interesting lead-in ...
3 Views 7,583 IntAdv
Mark Zuckerberg is the Time's Person of the Year

Mark Zuckerberg is the Time's Person of the Year

It's an article about Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook which is based on http://www.english-online.at/news-articles/people/mark-zuckerberg-person-of-the-year.htm. Some of the information has been upda ...
15 Views 10,512 Int
Television: the Good and the Bad

Television: the Good and the Bad

Discussion topic - with the support of vocabulary - descriptive adjectives /known vocab items as well as new ones, and reading - supporting text focused on verb forms - mixed tenses,speaking can b ...
9 Views 13,857 IntAdv
Movie Worksheet: TED: and Now, the Real News

Movie Worksheet: TED: and Now, the Real News

This worksheet was designed for the TED talk by Kirk Citron "And Now, The Real News." I created it for a group of Business English students, when we covered the topic of predictions. It includes t ...
11 Views 9,210 Adv
The Press Crossword Puzzle

The Press Crossword Puzzle

• » Mass-media
This is a picture crossword for teaching or revising the press related vocabulary. Recommended for intermediate students who are asked to complete the crossword by using the clues provided.&n ...
6 Views 6,747 Pre-IntInt
Types of TV Programmes Wordsearch

Types of TV Programmes Wordsearch

•Mass-media,
This is a wordsearch puzzle for revising types of TV programmes related vocaulary. Recommended for intermediate students who are asked to find the name of each programme in the grid using the defi ...
14 Views 14,858 Pre-IntInt

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