English Grammar and Vocabulary - The Media (Advanced Level)
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This course will first introduce you to English vocabulary related to watching media, such as 'to stream' which means to watch a movie online, and 'binge-watch' which means to watch many episodes of a tv programme at once. You will then look at English for news and learn about 'headlines' which means the most important news stories on a particular day and 'editorial' which is an opinion piece written by a newspaper editor.
You will then study the passive form of sentences and practice using the verb 'to be + past participle'. You will learn how to use the passive form with the preposition "by", as well as when to use the passive form. You will also learn when to use the infinitive and how to form the perfect infinitive by using 'have + past participle'. The course will then teach you how to structure passive reporting in English.
There is always something new to talk about in the media, so by taking this course you will improve your English conversational ability immensely. This course also contains collocations and common English phrases that will really help you sound more like a native English speaker. By the time you have finished the course your English will be at a new level, so get started today and gain some new English skills in no time at all!
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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