Words Used in Connection with The Media
A newspaper that both entertains and reports is called a "tabloid".

Words Used in Connection with The Media

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Try this English quiz on media words to help you understand and spell words which describe media texts such as newspapers, magazines, advertisements, brochures and leaflets.

1.
Choose the correct definition for the following term.
Viewpoint/bias
What the audience believe
What the characters believe
What the reader believes
What the writer believes
Bias: possibly writer/company/editor opinions
2.
Choose the correct definition for the following term.
Sub-headings
All go underneath the main heading
Follow after useful information
Repeat the headline fully
Structure the text into sections using key words
Key words showing location of information in text
3.
Choose the correct definition for the following term.
Layout
How language is used in the text
How persuasive words are used in the text
How specialist vocabulary is used in the text
How the design of the page presents the text
Layout: headlines, columns, pictures, bullet points etc.
4.
Choose the correct definition for the following term.
Columns
Division of text into one paragraph on a page
Division of text into one row across a page
Division of text into several paragraphs on a page
Division of text into several rows across a page
Columns break up the text on a page
5.
Choose the correct definition for the following term.
A fact and an opinion
A belief and a true statement
A belief and an untruth
A true statement and a belief
An untruth and a belief
Fact: 1066 Hastings. Opinion: ice cream is overrated
6.
Choose the correct definition for the following term.
Broadsheet
A boat's jib
A boat's main sail
A newspaper which entertains and reports
A newspaper which reports and informs
Broadsheets originally were large in format
7.
Choose the correct definition for the following term.
Target audience
Intended readership
People watching the play
People who would not usually read such a text
Those who will not read the text
e.g. a leaflet on lunch box contents might target parents
8.
Choose the correct definition for the following term.
Tabloid
A newspaper which entertains and reports
A newspaper which reports and informs
A table shape
A writing pad
Tabloid = condensed: small, concise newspapers
9.
Choose the correct definition for the following term.
Emotive language
Words which make the reader ask questions
Words which make the reader happy
Words which persuade the reader to feel pity
Words which persuade the reader to laugh
Emotive pictures: often used persuasively in leaflets too
10.
Choose the correct definition for the following term.
Logo and slogan
A group of words and one word
Company symbol and memorable catchwords
Memorable catchwords and company symbol
One word and a group of words
Slogan: an apple a day keeps the doctor away!
Author:  Sue Daish

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