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English Grammar and Vocabulary - The Media (Advanced Level)

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Learn how to talk about films, television and newspapers etc.
  • Duration

    1-2 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

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In this course, English Grammar and Vocabulary - The Media (Advanced Level), you will practice using vocabulary and grammar for describing television programmes, newspapers and different types of media; adjectives for describing films, common expressions used by film reviewers; negative expressions used to describe films; review of the passive form; learn passive reporting structures as commonly used in news reports etc.

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After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Justify when it is necessary to use the preposition 'by' in passive sentences.
  • State the instances in which the passive form is generally used.
  • Review the use of passive reporting structures and how they differ to active sentences.
  • Analyse the correct use of the passive in different tenses and forms.
  • Review the language used for describing news and media.
  • Summarise the language used for reviewing television series.
  • Review the language used for describing films.
  • Trace the most appropriate news-related idioms in a given context.
  • Explain the differences between tabloid and broadsheet newspapers.

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