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1 MASS MEDIA Grupo Donos

2 NEWSPAPERS In Britain, most newspapers are daily (they come out / are published everyday); a few only come out on Sundays. Magazines are usually weekly (=they come out every week), or monthly (= published every month).

3 Some newspapers are tabloids (= small in size) e.g. The Mirror; In general, the tabloids represent the popular press (short articles and lots of pictures) Some newspapers are tabloids (= small in size) e.g. The Mirror; In general, the tabloids represent the popular press (short articles and lots of pictures) Others are called broadsheets(= larger in size) e.g. The Times. and the broadsheets represent the quality press (longer articles and more serious). Others are called broadsheets(= larger in size) e.g. The Times. and the broadsheets represent the quality press (longer articles and more serious). The largest circulation (= number of readers) is The Sun. The largest circulation (= number of readers) is The Sun.

4 CONTENTS Most British papers contain the following: home news (= news about Britain) foreign/international news (= news about other countries) business news sport news features (= longer articles about special subjects, e.g. a famous person or a political issue) radio and TV programmes weather forecast (= tells you what the weather will be like ) reviews (= when films, theatre and music critics write about new films, plays and records, and give their opinion on them)

5 TELEVISION Operating a television TELEVISION Operating a television plug it in turn it on (opposite : turn it off) remote control You may also want to turn it up (=increase the volume because you cant hear) or the opposite turn it down; and turn over (=change to a different channel,e.g. from 1 to 3 ) Note, you can also say switch on, switch off, or switch over (but not switch it up/down)

6 Types of programmes : a programme often on two or three times a week, which follows the lives of a group/community of people; the stories are often exciting, dramatic and hard to believe. Soap opera: a programme often on two or three times a week, which follows the lives of a group/community of people; the stories are often exciting, dramatic and hard to believe. Quiz show or Game show: individuals, teams or families who answer questions or play different games against each other. The winner gets a prize, e.g. a car, a holiday, money. Quiz show or Game show: individuals, teams or families who answer questions or play different games against each other. The winner gets a prize, e.g. a car, a holiday, money. Chat show: a programme where a presenter talks to famous people about their lives and careers; sometimes there is music as well. Chat show: a programme where a presenter talks to famous people about their lives and careers; sometimes there is music as well. A series: a number of programmes about the same situation or the same characters in different situations. This maybe a comedy series (the programme are intended to be funny), or a drama series (the programmes are intended to be exciting, with interesting characters and A series: a number of programmes about the same situation or the same characters in different situations. This maybe a comedy series (the programme are intended to be funny), or a drama series (the programmes are intended to be exciting, with interesting characters and situations) Documentary: a film with factual information, often analysing a problem in society. Documentary: a film with factual information, often analysing a problem in society. : a programme about a current social/political problem. Current means that it is happening now / at the present time Current affairs programme: a programme about a current social/political problem. Current means that it is happening now / at the present time

7 COMPUTERS Hardware VDU (monitor) central processing unit (= the heart of the computer) Screen keyboard laser printer laptop As well as the hardware (=the machines), you also need a software (=the programmes needed to work the machines). These programmes are on disks, e.g. the hard disk inside the computer, or floppy disks or on CD-ROMs (=Compact Disc Read Only Memory, a CD on which you can put a large amount of information).

8 open a new document open a existing document print save the data in this document bigger paste copy hyper link insert board OPERATING A COMPUTER Using the mouse, you can do a lot of things by clicking on different icons (=moving the mouse to point at different pictures at the top of the screen) TOOL BAR:

9 WHAT DO PEOPLE USE COMPUTERS FOR? A word processor is a computer used to prepare documents or letters, or the software which is used for this purpose. Many people use their computers for A word processor is a computer used to prepare documents or letters, or the software which is used for this purpose. Many people use their computers for word processing, e.g. writing letters and reports. A lot of business people use word processing, e.g. writing letters and reports. A lot of business people use spreadsheets (=a programme used to enter and arrange numbers and financial information) and spreadsheets (=a programme used to enter and arrange numbers and financial information) and databases (=programmes which allow you to store, look at or change a large amount of information quickly and easily ). Some people also use databases (=programmes which allow you to store, look at or change a large amount of information quickly and easily ). Some people also use graphics (=the pictures and symbols a computer programme can produce). graphics (=the pictures and symbols a computer programme can produce).

10 More and more people are becoming computer-literate (= have experience of working with computers and know how to use them) More and more people are becoming computer-literate (= have experience of working with computers and know how to use them) as many programme and machines are so user-friendly (=easy to use). as many programme and machines are so user-friendly (=easy to use). You can now connect your computer to computers all over the world using the Internet. (=a system that allows computers to connect using telephone lines). You can now connect your computer to computers all over the world using the Internet. (=a system that allows computers to connect using telephone lines). People send each other (=electronic mail) messages using this system or network. People send each other (=electronic mail) messages using this system or network. If your computer is slow it may need more memory. If your computer is slow it may need more memory. It may crash (=stop working) It may crash (=stop working) if there is not enough memory or if it has a bug (=a software problems; also a virus). Make sure you make a back-up copy of your work (=an extra copy on a floppy disk or pen drive). if there is not enough memory or if it has a bug (=a software problems; also a virus). Make sure you make a back-up copy of your work (=an extra copy on a floppy disk or pen drive). IMPORTANT VOCABULARY


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