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Talking about television

the mass media

Los medios de comunicacion

Whats on (TV) tonight ?

Que hay en televisin esta noche?

to switch on the TV

encender el televisor

to switch off the TV

apagar el televisor

(to use) a TV guide

la guia de TV

to broadcast

difundir

to televise sth.

televisar

a live broadcast

transmitir en directo

the public sector

el sector pblico

public service broadcasting

la difusin pblica

to be viewed freely (nationwide)

ser visto libremente (a escala nacional/la television abierta)

pay TV

la televisin paga / cable

commercial TV

la televisin comercial

educational television

la TV educativa

the news

las noticias

a news programme

noticiero/ informativo (Uruguay)

the weather forecast

el pronstico del tiempo

a documentary

un documental

a movie (channel)

una pelcula

a (daytime) soap opera

una telenovela (diaria)

a sitcom

una comedia

a detective story / whodunnit

una novela policaca

a chat show / talk show

un programa de entrevistas / debate

a science fiction movie

una pelcula de ciencia ficcin

a game show / quiz show

un programa de concursos

a music programme (channel)

un programa musical / de msica

a sports programme (channel)

un programa deportivo

an arts programme

un programa de arte

a animated cartoon

los dibujos animados

a commercial

un comercial

a repeat / re-run of

retransmitido

to have high ratings / low ratings

tener buen / mal rating

to dub a film

doblar una pelcula

to use subtitles

subtitular

What does TV do with the viewer ?


to inform viewers

informar a espectadores

to educate viewers

educar espectadores

to broaden our horizon

expandir nuestros horizontes

to make us aware of

hacaernos conscientes de asuntos mundiales / de lo que

world affairs /

sucede en el mundo

of what is going on in the world


to provide us with background

proveernos de informacion de fondo /previa sobre asuntos

information about issues


to entertain viewers

entretener espectadores

to make you forget lifes worries for a

hacernos olvidar de nuestras preocupaciones por un

while

momento.

to simply give us sth. to talk about with

darnos algo para hablar con nuestros amigos

our friends
to influence sb.

influenciar

to influence public opinion

influenciar la opinin pblica

to explore sensitive issue

explorar temas sensibles

to discuss current affairs

discutir temas actuales

political / social events

polticos/ eventos sociales.

to create stars / idols ?

crear estrellas

Negative points of watchin (too much) TV


to become a TV addict

hacerse adicto a la TV

to become a couch potato

hacerse telespectador pasivo

to spend too much time in front of the

pasar mucho tiempo frente a la TV

tube
to escape into a dream world

escaparse en un mundo de ensueo

to portray too much violence

retratar demasiada violencia