As our aim is to know if mass media is a curse or blessing, your task is to listen to me,
my opinion of one of the kind of mass media-radio. Do you want to listen to my
opinion? After it you should do some work in groups. Let’s start.
To my way of thinking mass media is not always useful for contemporary society, it is
better to say that in most cases it is harmful for people. I want to start with radio. It is
goes without saying that radio plays a very important role in the public life. Do you
agree with me? But inspite of improving your mood after having heard famous song or
funny story it can bear negative influence on us. What are negative influence? For
example, by vulgar anecdotes. Very often we can hear how leadings make fun of
hearings. Did you hear something about it? To attract a large audience, radio makes up
unreal information about celebrities. But of course there are stations which give us
historical, political information and can raise our cultural level. That’s why we should
aim to listen to these only radio stations. To what radio stations should we aim to
Now, as I promised, you will work in groups. Your task is – in 4 minutes you should
tell us about advantages and disadvantages of different kind of mass media: (группам
даются темы бесед ).
5) Radio (для самой слабой группы)
As we see every group found as positive as negative points of mass media. That s why
mass media can be a curse and blessing at one time.