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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

1. GRAMMAR
A. In pairs, answer these questions.
1) Which sentences have the same meaning?
a) I like to listen to the radio.
b) I want to listen to the radio.
c) Id like to listen to the radio.
d) I like listening to the radio.
2) Which sentence(s) above refer to specific wishes now or in the future?
3) Which sentence(s) refer to general likes?
B. Complete the sentence with a form of like or would like and the
verb in parentheses.
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)

Im very thirsty. Id like to have (have) a drink of water.


Im a mathematician. I ________________ (do) math.
Shes very musical. She __________________ (listen) to music.
Susie ____________________ (see) the new James Bond movie.
_________________ (listen) to the radio in the mornings?
Theres a new DVD Frank ____________________ (borrow).

2. VOCABULARY: MEDIA
A. Write the words from the box with the correct verb.
A novel - TV - a DVD - the radio - music - a biography - a magazine - a
movie - the news

Listen to

watch

read

B. Add more words to each category.

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3. WRITING SKILLS
A. Complete the sentences with a verb ending to make sentences that
are true for you.
1) I love watching _____________.
2) I dont really like to listen _____________.
3) I enjoy _____________.
4) Id like _____________.
5) I prefer _____________ to _____________.
6. I like _____________.
B. In pairs, read your sentences aloud and compare your ideas.
C. Write a summary of your attitudes to media.

4. VOCABULARY: RADIO AND TV SHOWS


A. Match the different kinds of radio or TV shows with a definition to
make a sentence.

B. In pairs, think of an example of each type of show.


The beautiful and the Damned is a soap opera.
C. In pairs, talk about these questions.
a) What other kinds of radio or TV shows are there?
b) How many channels are there in your country?
c) What kinds of shows do you like to watch/listen to?
d) Do you like TV advertisements? What is your favorite one at the moment?

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5. GRAMMAR: TOO MUCH, TOO MANY, NOT ENOUGH


A. Look at these extract from the audio script. Underline the phrases
that talk about an excess or a lack of something.
1) There are too many quiz shows.
2) For me, there arent enough educational shows.
3) Theres probably too much news for me.
B. Use the examples to complete the table.

C. Complete the sentences with too much, too many, or enough.


1. This movie theater is very USEFUL LANGUAGE crowded. There are too
many people and there
arent____________ seats.
First,
2. I cant come to the movie. Another problem is
I dont have ___________
money.
that
Also,
3. That movie is boring.
There isnt ___________
action.
4. This soap opera is very confusing. There are ___________ characters.
5. This magazine is not very good. There is ___________ advertising.
6. WRITING SKILLS
A. Write a short paragraph with your opinions about TV in your
country.

B. Read your paragraph aloud. Do most of the students have similar


ideas?

WRITING A