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Sách Từ vựng IELTS – Unit 19: The media – Học Hay

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Fame

2.1  Use a dictionary to check the meaning of these verbs. Find out the noun and adjective forms and write them in your notebook.

bias       exploit        expose             inform      publish               publicise

 intrude   invade           investigate ………..  sensationalise             verify

 

 

2.2   Use a suitable form of the words in 2.1 to replace the words in bold.

1              There has been a lot of gossip ………….. in the media about the identity of the victim.

2              Not surprisingly, the reporter was unable to prove the truth behind ………..the claims.

3              The government has agreed to launch an official inquiry ………..into the matter.

4              There has been a great deal of media hype ………..about the new James Bond movie.

5              I’m not sure celebrities are being used ……….. , they often seem to court fame.

6              Most people believe that this newspaper favours the government too much to provide an

impartial …………….  coverage of the election.

 

Đáp án:

  1. speculation
  2. verify    
  3. investigation    
  4. publicity    
  5. exploited
  6. unbiased

 

3.1  These adjectives can be used to talk about the media or people in the media. Decide whether they are used in a negative or a positive way and put them in the correct box.

artificial         biased         distorted          factual         informative         pervasive         superficial

invasive         realistic          unbiased         intrusive         sensationalist          attention-grabbing

 

Positive

Negative

 

 

 

 

Đáp án:

Positive

Negative

factual, informative, realistic, unbiased

artifcial, attention-grabbing, biased, distorted, intrusive, invasive, pervasive, sensationalist, superficial

 

3.2  Think about your answers to these questions. Try to use as many of the adjectives from 3.1 as you can.

1    Would you like to be famous? (Why? / Why not?)

2    Do you think famous people have a positive or a negative influence on young people?

3    Nowadays we have access to the news 24 hours a day. What effect does this have?

 

3.3   Complete these answers to the questions in 3.2 with a suitable word or phrase. Then listen and check your answers.

1    I think a lot of people want to be famous nowadays and that’s why reality TV is so popular. But I wouldn’t like to be famous at all. Being famous nowadays simply means that you’re in the 1 t…………..a lot and you’re followed by the 2 p ………..everywhere you go. I’d find that very i………..Famous people have no 4 p ………..at alt in any part of their life. Their life also seems to be very 5 s ………… because they spend all of their time going to parties and trying to look glamorous. It all seems very 6 a ………..to me – they just don’t seem to be part of the real world at all.

2    I think they should have a positive 7 i………….  on young people, but many of them don’t. Some personalities are good role models and use their c ………..status to encourage people to think about important issues, but we often see photos of famous people behaving badly.

3   I think it can a ……….. us in both positive and negative ways. On the one hand, it’s very convenient to be able to catch up with what’s happening in the world at any time of the day or night, no matter where you are. But on the other hand, this kind of news can give you a 10 d……………………….. view of what’s happening, because even minor news 11 s………………………… are given more importance than they perhaps should have.

 

Đáp án:

  1. tabloids
  2. paparazzi   
  3. intrusive
  4. privacy
  5. superficial
  6. artifcial
  7. influence
  8. celebrity
  9. affect
  10. distorted
  11. stories

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