Let s talk about the mass media.
What do mass media involve? How important are they?
The means of communicating news and information is termed as mass media. Mass media is classified in two categories: one is print media and the other is electronic media. Print media include newspapers, magazines, journals and other printed materials, while electronic media include radio, television, satellite channels, internet, cinema etc.
It goes without saying that mass media has become an integral part of modem people’s life. The Internet, newspapers, magazines, journals, TV and radio keep us always informed about all the spheres of our life. Mass media offer us a great range of opportunities for education and entertainment. However, I’d like to point out the fact that we can benefit from mass-media sources only possessing critical thinking. The information attacks us all the time and we undoubtedly need to filter it in order to save our sharp mind, creative thinking and bright personality.
Media is called the public fomm or people’s parliament. Media play the role of a bridge between the government and ordinary people. Media do not simply provide people with information, news and ideas but also raise various issues on social, economic and political matters. They also form consciousness and public opinions in different problems and issues. People express their opinions through media. Various formats of programmes like talk show, street show, documentary, live reporting, video articles, editorials on different local and global issues are broadcast and published. Media keeps us dated about what is happening around the world. Media focus on various social evils, political or economic crisis and guide people through them. Today right to information is recognized as one of the fundamental rights of people and media ensure this right.
What influence does the Internet make on us?
The Internet has changed communication as we know it. From education to advertisement, this new technological advance has affected practically every aspect of our lives. Magazines, newspapers and even books are "online" and can be read on the computer. You can find information on any topic — the possibilities are endless. The Internet can instantly connect you to other computers, allowing you to "chat" with people all over the world. It’s actually very easy to learn how to use the system, and once you’re online, you’ll never want to turn the computer off! The development of such technology has come a long way. These amazing electronic devices have changed many people’s life forever.
What questions can you ask a friend who has bought an expensive telephone?
What kind of mobile is it?
Is it brand new? Is it easy to use? What exclusive functions does it have?
What kind of camera does it have?
What processor and how much memory does it have? What platform does it run on?
How much does it cost? What is the origin?
Are you happy with your new smartphone?
How to make your parents buy you an iPad?
Try to be reasonable when asking your parents for an iPad. Explain the advantages of owning it and let them make a list of disadvantages to compare. If they still say no, don’t push it — wait until they’re in a good mood, and talk to them then.
See customer reviews on the iPad at certain selling sites. If you don’t want to pay full price, check out eBay or Amazon for a used iPad. Try to find a good deal, or trade. You could offer to pay half of the price if your parents seem a little unconvinced.
Ask for it on birthdays, special occasions, Christmas.
Try not to keep on about it, as your parents will likely become stressed and annoyed.
People are becoming more dependent on high-tech devices Is it good or bad?
Sure in reasonable limits and with definite targets it is good. We can’t imagine our life today without the Internet. With the help of modem devices we have got an opportunity to access news, documents, images, sounds, video and games, to make friends, to book tickets and to purchase different things online. There are a lot of different sites for students, gardeners, businessmen, engineers, for people who are fond of music, cinema, theatre, sports and even for disabled people. What is more, the Internet has revolutionized the way people communicate. Sending electronic text messages is much faster and easier than writing letters. People use e-mail to stay in touch with friends worldwide. The only thing is not to go crazy about constant buying new brand devices though the high-tech world is developing so fast.