The Media: Learning Page
Activities, Games, & Quizzes | Headline English | Links
"What media event from
your lifetime affected you the most?"
The media includes newspapers, magazines, TV,
and--of course--the Internet. We've created this page about the media to help you
practice your English. There are quizzes to test your English skills, a discussion
forum where you can share your ideas, games and activities, and links to other web sites
about the media. Come on, stay with the times.
There's a lot happening in the world.
Stop by PartyLand's discussion forum on
The News & Current
Events to ask questions,
share your opinion, or just see what other ESL students and teachers have to say. If
you're not sure what to say, try answering one of these questions:
- What do you think was the biggest media
event of the 1990s?
- How do you stay up to date with the
to see what other ESL students and teachers are saying.
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Can you recognize this famous person? Do you know why she is an
important media figure?
| Activities & Games
WWW Activity: Princess Diana--Practice your vocabuary, reading, and writing as you
participate in this interactive lesson on the death of Princess Diana.Matching Activity: TV--What Type of
Show Is It?--How well do you know North American TV shows? See if you can match
these popular shows with the type of show each is.
The Nightly News--Can you unscramble these ten sentences from the nightly news?
Warning: This one's difficult!
Newspaper Headlines--Can you match each of these ten headlines to the section of the
newspaper where you'd find them?
Internet Worksheet: CNN Interactive
This worksheet will help you use a great web site called CNN Interactive.
You can print the worksheet, or you can work directly on your computer.
News on the WWW -- This Internet
scavenger hunt will introduce you to the newspaper USA Today On-line, teach you
one way to find newspapers on the WWW, and involve you in learning about current events at
CNN Interactive. You can work on this activity directly from your computer, or you
can print the page before visiting each web site.
Practice your TOEFL
skills by taking an interactive quiz!
out this hot link for a guide to newspapers from around the world.
Newspaper headlines look
different from regular English sentences because headline writers don't want to use too
many words. Headlines often leave out grammatical structures like articles and
auxiliary verbs. They use simple forms of verbs to describe something that has
happened. They use infinitive forms to describe something that is going to happen.
Headlines also use abbrieviations and idioms.
Click on one of the following
actual newspaper headlines to see how it translates into ordinary English.
Arizona voters click into history
Close aide to Iranian president shot
Boomers to retire where they work
The Scene: Web Links
to learn more about what's happening in the world? Check out these cool sites. Some
are for English speakers, while others help you practice your English through interactive
quizzes and games.
|USA Today On-line--This extensive web site is home to the newspaper USA
Today. Find out what's happening in the United States and around the
The New York Times on the Web--For coverage of "all the news that's
fit to print," visit the New York Times web site.
Realguide-At this site for English speakers, you can listen to news braodcasts from
around the world.
Newspaper Headlines--This is a quiz on newspaper headlines, brought to you by the
Internet TESOL Journal.
Related ArticlesESL News Scavenger Hunt - Part One: USA Today Online
This is the web site for the newspaper USA Today. Go to the above address and answer the following questions:
What are the main headlines for...TOEFLesque News Events -
Big News Events from the 1990s
Each of the following sentences has one mistake. Select the INCORRECT part of each sentence.
The Hubble Space
Telescope, which...Interactive Media Web Activity -
The Death of Princess Diana
This activity will help you
practice your vocabulary, reading, and writing. When you click on an answer, look at
the top of this page to find out...Matching Exercises - Name the Show -
What Type of Show Is It?
The following are all real programs that
appear on TV in the United States. Think about the title of each show on the left. Then,
match it to type of program on...Scrambled Sentence Exercise - 1/5 -
The Nightly News, Sentence 1
Next Sentence >>>
...Scrambled Sentence Exercise - 2/5 -
The Nightly News, Sentence 2
Next Sentence >>>...Scrambled Sentence Exercise - 3/5 -
The Nightly News, Sentence 3
...Scrambled Sentence Exercise - 5/5 -
The Nightly News, Sentence 5
...Scrambled Sentence Exercise - 4/5 -
The Nightly News, Sentence 4
Next Sentence >>>...Matching Exercises - Newspaper Headlines -
Match the newspaper headlines on the left to the newspaper section on the right.
Dow breaks 10,000
Choose an answer
Real Estate...Interactive Media Web Activity - http://literacyworks.org/learningresources/
Today, we are going to visit a very extensive web site previously known as CNN Interactive. At this web site, you can read different news stories. Every...Online TOEFL Materials -
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