E-learning jako vzdělávací nástroj školy 3. tisíciletí

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Maturita Practice – Contrasting pictures – Media

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1 Look at the pictures A and B below. Choose one of them and describe it. The following ideas may help you:

  • Place
  • People
  • Activities
  • Atmosphere
  • Media
  • Advantages / Disadvantages
  • Other



2 Now compare and contrast both pictures in detail.

  • Place
  • People
  • Activities
  • Atmosphere
  • Media
  • Advantages / Disadvantages
  • Other

3 Answer the following questions:

  • What is your attitude towards newspapers or mobile phones and modern technology?
  • What other mass media do you know? Characterize them shortly.
  • What is the role of mass media today?
  • What was their role in history?
  • Which of them have been most influential?
  • Could you imagine your life without mass media?
  • Which media do you prefer? Why?


4 Read the statements below and express and justify your opinion on them.

  • Do you agree or disagree with the statement? Why?
  • Present an example and/or talk about your own experience.


  1. If Jesus were here today, he wouldn't be riding around on a donkey. He'd be taking a plane, he'd be using the media. Joel Osteen
  2. Whoever controls the media, controls the mind. Jim Morrison
  3. Societies have always been shaped more by the nature of the media by which men communicate than by the content of the communication. Marshall McLuhan
  4. I try to give the media as many confusing images as I can to retain my freedom. What's real is for my children and the people I live with. Sting
  5. Whoever controls the media, the images, controls the culture. Allen Ginsberg
  6. I'm always on the phone because I'm usually not with the people I want to be with. Natalie Portman
  7. E-mail is far more convenient than the telephone, as far as I'm concerned. I would throw my phone away if I could get away with it. Tom Hanks
  8. Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper. Thomas Jefferson
  9. Any newspaper, from the first line to the last, is nothing but a web of horrors, I cannot understand how an innocent hand can touch a newspaper without convulsing in disgust. Charles Baudelaire


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