Тест "Средства массовой информации" 9 класс

Не секрет, что в последнее время экзамен по английскому языку в форме ЕГЭ занимает
всё более прочные позиции. Для того, чтобы дети могли сдать этот экзамен успешно,
подготовку к нему нужно начинать уже на средней ступени обучения. Поскольку учебник, по
которому мы работаем, далеко не идеален, приходится перечитывать огромное количество
литературы, чтобы найти к каждой теме учебника соответствующие задания в форме ЕГЭ.
Разумеется, эти задания предлагаются учащимся после знакомства с новой лексикой и
различных видов работы с текстами. Вот какие задания я подобрала по теме «Средства
массовой информации» для 9 класса.
Read the text. Divide it into five paragraphs. Match each paragraph with one of the
headings A-F below. There is only one paragraph to one of the headings. One heading is
Television unifies us
The press, television and radio (mass media) play an important part in the life of the society. They
influence the way people look at the world and make them change their views. Some people say,
”News is not what happens – it is what you see or read in mass media.” In other words, mass media
shapes public opinion. (Sometimes it is good, but sometimes terribly bad. It depends.)
Millions of people in their spare time watch TV and read newspapers and magazines. Television
dominates one`s life if the family watches it most of the time. Television informs, educates, and
entertains people. It is also a habit-forming drug impossible to resist.
Various TV games, such as quiz shows, and music programmes attract a large audience. During
TV quiz programmes the questions are answered by the viewers.
Then there are daily TV serials known as soap operas. Some people find them boring, others
consider them to be good entertainment and relaxation.
There is also a lot of advertising on TV. A lot of commercial firms buy the time to advertise their
Advertising often annoys the general public. A film, a good basketball or football match may be
interrupted several times with advertisements for the soap powder or new perfume.
To convince the viewers that a certain product is the best and to persuade him to buy it takes not
only a lot of imagination but also a lot of time. The same advertisements are repeated dozens of time
every day, which bores the viewers.
Some people say there is too much violence on television, which has a bad influence on viewers,
especially young people. Television often shows scenes of violence.
But it is hardly fair to say that TV doesn`t try to raise the cultural level of the people or develop
their artistic taste. Many of TV programmes are excellent: they are made in good taste and with great
professional skill. Television brings into millions of homes not only news and entertainment, but also
cultural and educational programmes.
Good or bad, television brings the world into our home and makes us closer to other people.
Besides, it is a good company for people who live alone.
A. Promoting hate
B. A pleasant way to relax and spend our free time
C. Not only entertainment
D. Time is money
E. Guidelines about watching
F. TV is more real than reality
Listen to the text.
For questions 1-5, decide whether they are true or false according to the text.
The first commercial television broadcast was made on April 20, 1939 by Radio
Corporation of America. Since 1939, it has become one of the most important facts of modern
life. Television is very much a part of modern world. Its influence is felt all over the world.
Television is a reflection of the modern world, some people say. It shows contemporary
It affects customs and culture, others say.
Television is bad for culture because it keeps culture from growing, still others say.
Good or bad, television is difficult to avoid. It enters homes, stores, airports, and offices. It
is here to stay.
1. Radio Corporation of America is important in the modern world.
2. Television has wide influence.
3. Television is bad for culture, some people say.
4. Television only provides us information but doesn`t affect customs and culture.
5. Some people try to avoid television.
1. Match expressions from list A with single word equivalents from list B.
1. made to sell for profit a) effect
2. from the time that b) affect
3. influence c) avoid
4. of the present time d) gossip
5. to influence or change e) confidential
6. even, yet f) violent
7. to keep away from g) still
8. to dislike greatly h) contemporary
9. to talk about other people i) since
10. intended to be treated as private j) society
11. characterized by or acting with k) commercial
extremely rough physical force l) hate
12. all the people
2. Complete these sentences using the correct form of one of the word from list B.
1. Television shows __________________ society.
2. The Internet __________________ our lives.
3. The most negative _________________ of the Internet might be addiction to it.
4. Though the Internet has already revolutionized the way we live and work, these are
_________________ early days for the Internet.
5. A lot of _________________ firms buy the time to advertise their goods.
6. Don`t believe all the __________________ you hear on TV.
3. Read the text. Use the word given in capitals at the end of each line to form a word that
fits in the space in the same line.
In Britain there are 12 national (1) ____________ newspapers DAY
and most people read one of (2) ____________ every day. THEY
Daily newspapers are (3) ________________ on every day PUBLISH
of the week except Sunday. Sunday newspapers are
(4) ___________ than daily newspapers. All the Sunday LARGE
newspapers are (5) ______________ . Most national news- NATION
papers in Britain express a (6) ________________ opinion, POLITICS
most of them right-wing, and people (7) _____________ the CHOICE
newspaper that they read according to (8) ___________ own THEY
political (9) _____________ . BELIEVE
Paragraph 1: The press…depends on.
Paragraph 2: Millions…relaxation.
Paragraph 3: There is…viewers.
Paragraph 4: Some…violence.
Paragraph 5: But…alone.
1 f, 2 t, 3 t, 4 f, 5 f.
1. 1 k, 2 i, 3 a, 4 h, 5 b, 6 g, 7 c, 8 l, 9 d, 10 e, 11 f, 12 j.
2. 1 contemporary, 2 affects, 3 effect, 4 still, 5 commercial, 6 gossip.
3. 1 daily, 2 them, 3 published, 4 - larger, 5 national, 6 political, 7 choose,
8 their, 9 beliefs.
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