News Reports

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This lesson contains 18 slides, with interactive quizzes, text slides and 3 videos.

Items in this lesson

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The goals of this lesson
  • Content: Learn what the characteristics
      are of the text type "televised news report."
  • Language: become more familiar with
      listening/speaking in formal register

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Whole task first
When we have finished reading and discussing "The Hate You Give", you will give a presentation about a news report.  Your presentation will be assessed on:
  • How well it demonstrates understanding of the book
  • How well your report demonstrates understanding of the difference between formal and informal register

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Protesters took part in a Black Lives Matter rally in Seattle on Apr. 15, 2017

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What does "Black Lives Matter" stand for?

Slide 5 - Open question

Some people say it should be 'All Lives Matter' instead of
'Black Lives Matter'. 
1. What do you think they mean by this? 
2. Do you agree or disagree? 

Slide 6 - Open question

Watch and listen to the following item
Is it a typical news item? How is it similar or different?

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Slide 8 - Video

What are typical content features of news items?

Slide 9 - Mind map

Was this report typical of news reports? Explain your answer.

Slide 10 - Open question

Watch the following item and pay attention to the visual features, including the texts shown
Watch the following news item
Pay attention to the visual features.

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Slide 12 - Video

What are the typical visual
features of news items?

Slide 13 - Mind map

What do you notice about the texts displayed.

Slide 14 - Open question

Listen to the language spoken by the reporter
While you are watching, write down words you would not usually use.

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Slide 16 - Video

What words does the reporter use that you do not normally use in everyday speech?

Slide 17 - Open question

What are the typical features of the language used in news items?

Slide 18 - Mind map