English Listening Lesson on
 Reality TV

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THE LESSON ON REALITY TV

Try the online quiz, reading, listening, and activities on grammar, spelling and vocabulary for this lesson on Reality TV. Click on the links above or see the activities below this article:


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I don’t get the point of reality TV. First of all, it isn’t real, so I don’t know why they call it reality TV. How can it be real when there are TV cameras everywhere? People don’t act in the same way when there are cameras around. I think it’s the very worst type of television show. It’s all about celebrity and me, me, me. The people who appear in reality TV shows have no talent. There is nothing you can learn from these shows. TV companies must be really short of ideas, or money. I can’t think of a bigger waste of time than looking at a group of people in a room together, and seeing how they get on or don’t get on. I’m amazed they are so popular. Perhaps I’m missing something. If you know what the attraction is, tell me.





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THE ACTIVITIES

LISTENING GAP FILL

I don’t ________________ reality TV. First of all, it isn’t real, so I don’t know ________________ reality TV. How can it be real when there are TV cameras everywhere? People ________________ same way when there are cameras around. I think it’s the ________________ of television show. It’s all about celebrity and me, me, me. The people who appear in reality TV shows have no talent. There is __________________ from these shows. TV companies must be __________________, or money. I can’t think of a __________________ than looking at a group of people in a room together, and seeing how they ________________ get on. I’m amazed they are so popular. Perhaps I’m missing something. If you know _____________________, tell me.




CORRECT THE SPELLING

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UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

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DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

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STUDENT REALITY TV SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about reality TV in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

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WRITING

Write about reality TV for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other’s work.

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HOMEWORK

1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

2. INTERNET INFO: Search the Internet and find more information about reality TV. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about reality TV. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. REALITY TV POSTER Make a poster about reality TV. Show it to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your posters.

5. MY REALITY TV LESSON: Make your own English lesson on reality TV. Make sure there is a good mix of things to do. Find some good online activities. Teach the class / another group when you have finished.

6. ONLINE SHARING: Use your blog, wiki, Facebook page, MySpace page, Twitter stream, Del-icio-us / StumbleUpon account, or any other social media tool to get opinions on reality TV. Share your findings with the class.

ANSWERS

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