New Cutting Edge Intermediate Module 6
Choose one of the adjectives below and work together to find at least one film, TV programme, newspaper, TV channel etc that you agree is described by it, then continue with other adjectives below.
terrific/ fantastic/ amazing
very scary/ very frightening/ terrifying
pretentious/ over intellectual
confusing/ hard to follow
What expressions did you use to agree?
What other ways of saying that are there? Turn over the page and check.
Useful language- the language of agreement
That’s just what I was going to say
You took the words right out of my mouth
I couldn’t agree with you more
That’s just the point I was trying to make
That’s just what I think
I am in complete agreement
I wholeheartedly agree
The media discussion points
Read out or change and read out one of the statements below so that you get a statement of agreement from your partner
Most horror films nowadays are disgusting rather than scary
Films over two and a half hours long are always slow and boring
Most of what the media produces nowadays is unbelievable (journalists making up stories etc)
They only show bad news on TV, never good news
There’s too much sex and violence on TV early in the evening when young children are still watching
TV is better than it used to be
Watching cartoons or animated movies is a sign of a childish adult
The plots of most Hollywood films are predictable
A movie being star studded is usually a sign of quality
There’s nothing wrong with liking sentimental stories
Newspapers and TV stations cover trivial stories because that is what the public is interested in
The media is in the hands of too few people in my country
You are going to hear four people give their opinions on four of the topics above (New Cutting Edge Intermediate Module Six T6.2). The first time you listen, just identify which topics they are speaking about. Do they agree, partly agree or disagree with the statements above?
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