Lesson 2 - LS, Functions, Pronunciation - THE MEDIA - Page1
Look at these questions.
Do you have Internet access at home?
Who’s your Internet service provider?
How much do you pay for internet access?
Do you have cable TV?
How many TV channels do you have?
Do you ever watch wildlife documentaries or sitcoms?
Did you watch the live coverage of that concert last night?
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Listen to David and Liza’s conversation to answer this question.
David wants Liza’s opinion on
Internet access at home Źle
wildlife documentaries Źle
the offer from CDSA Dobrze
her family Źle
going to concerts Źle
eating popcorn while watching TV Źle
children watching TV Źle
cable TV Dobrze
English sense of humour Źle
Now listen again for more details and answer the following questions.
1. David wants Liza’s opinion because
he is not sure if he needs cable TV. Dobrze
the offer looks attractive but he isn’t sure if he wants it. Dobrze
he doesn’t understand the offer and wants her to explain it. Źle
he wants her to recommend the best Internet service provider. Źle
2. What does Liza think of cable TV?
She thinks it is wonderful. Dobrze
She thinks that few channels are worth watching. Źle
She thinks it’s not good for her kids. Źle
She dislikes it when her husband John watches sport on TV. Źle
3. David is not excited about news channels because
he is too busy to watch TV. Źle
he doesn’t need more than one short news bulletin a day. Dobrze
he finds news depressing. Dobrze
he is not interested in the news at all. Źle
4. What does David think of children watching wildlife documentaries?
Children shouldn’t watch them at all; they should get the real experience. Dobrze
It’s a good opportunity to learn about wildlife. Źle
It’s a good opportunity to find out about animals that live on different continent. Źle
They shouldn’t watch them because they eat too much unhealthy food and grow fat. Źle
5. Liza likes “Life on Campus” because
she likes all sitcoms. Źle
it is very funny. Dobrze
it is about ballet. Źle
her husband likes it, too. Źle
6. When she says, You are being really impossible, she means
It’s impossible to believe in what you’re saying. Źle
You are behaving in an awful way. Dobrze
You usually behave like that so I’m not surprised. Źle
It’s impossible to understand what you’re saying. Źle
7. At the end of their conversation Liza gets upset because
David asked for her opinion but doesn’t really care about it. Dobrze
David is critical of everything she says. Dobrze
David criticizes everyone she’s talking about. Dobrze
David is not listening to her. Źle
8. She wants him to go on holiday because
she’s angry with the way he behaves. Dobrze
she thinks he may behave in this way because he’s overworked. Dobrze
she’s trying to be nice to him. Źle
she wants him to go on holiday with her family. Źle
FUNCTIONS: expressing opinions
Liza loves cable TV so she says
Cable TV is absolutely brilliant!
David doesn’t seem to like sitcoms so he says
They are impossibly silly!
There are other phrases you may use to express opinions. Listen and repeat.
Listen to these questions and answer them with one of the phrases you’ve just practiced.
Do you have cable TV? What shows do you watch? Express your opinion on three shows you know.
Listen to the words with [ a ] and repeat them.
Listen to the words with [o:] and repeat them.
Listen to the pairs of words with [o:] and [a] and repeat them. Note that in British English –r is not pronounced.
Listen to these words and decide if you hear [o:] or [a] .