Media vocabulary list dictation


Without looking at the list below, listen to your teacher list vocabulary from one area of the media. When you are sure which one it is, put up your hand and guess. You are only allowed one guess, with one point for a correct answer but minus five points for a correct one. NB, because some of the words could be in more than one section and so you have to wait until a clue that tells you for sure which section is being read from.


Label the sections below with different types of media. Most types have more than one section each.

guest, FM, AM, long wave, short wave, frequency, local, NPR, receive/ pick up, listen to, broadcast,

remote control, high definition, couch potato, channel hopping, commercial break, reality show, cable, satellite, announcer, anchor, documentary, live coverage,

static, tuner, podcast, DAB/ digital, turn the dial, turn up, turn down, on air, DJ, talk show, interview, traffic news, weather forecast, newsflash, World Service,

weather forecast, (Nielsen) ratings, switch channels, the zapper, soap opera, sit-com, breaking news, talk show, quiz show, prime time, on air, VJ, pop video, telly, telly addict,

popcorn, PG, X, trailers, the credits, B movie, review, producer, director, green screen, CG, subtitles, sequel, prequel, drama, IMAX, cartoon, Western, musical, horror, 15, 12, U, outtakes, special effects/ SFX

broadsheet, tabloid, editorial, classified ads, obituaries, crossword, your stars, sports pages, headline, reporter, editor, subeditor, columnist, column, the press, paparazzi,

caption, interview, (entertainment) listings, circulation, newsstands, newsagents, photographer, Sunday supplements, travel section, celebrity gossip,

interview, subtitles, rolling news, cameraman, miniseries, drama, rerun/ repeat, the box, terrestrial, listings magazine, CNN, game show, viewer, infomercial, current affairs, costume drama, episode, contestants, shopping channel,

extra, stuntman, box office, star studded, blockbuster, black and white, wildlife documentary, projector, censor, shoot, rom com, 3D glasses, drive in, double bill,

cartoon, candid camera, flat screen, surround sound, the watershed, dish, black and white, travel programme, broadcast, cop show, aerial/ antenna,

Play the same game as in the warmer, choosing the most difficult vocabulary to guess first. You can use vocabulary from more than one section (as long as it is the same kind of media) and your own ideas.

Extra practice of media vocabulary online

Online vocabulary quiz- fill the gaps

Online movie vocabulary quiz with vocabulary in short texts


PDF or easy saving and printing: Media vocab list dictation

Related pages

Cutting Edge Intermediate Module 6 page

Arts and media page

List dictation guessing game – TEFLtastic classics Part 10

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