Using similar expressions, change some of the statements about media below to make them more realistic. You can start with any you like, and use any other language that seems useful (e.g. changing “media companies” to “large media companies”).
Media companies have too much influence
There is no need for the government to own any media organisations
Media organisations don’t need any government control
Paper newspapers will soon disappear
You shouldn’t trust any journalists
TV programmes are never better than movies
TV news stories are depressing
TV is always bad for kids
Animation is only for kids
Hollywood movies are predictable
There’s no reason for any news coverage of the private lives of any famous people
Japanese media has no influence outside Japan
Foreign media organisations have no influence in Japan
Foreign media organisations will have no influence in Japan in the future
Compare your sentences with another group.
Discuss the last three above, then discuss the questions below.
What influence do Japanese media have outside this country? How does that compare to other countries?
What do you know about British and American media?
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