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Teacher Training College No 85 Language and Culture II

Ana Laura Bozzani

QUESTIONNAIRE: THE MEDIA

THE PRESS

1- How can newspapers be classified? Mention characteristics


2- Which newspapers are the market leaders?
3- Why has there been a loss of readership?
4- What´s Fleet St?
5- What do the words “Freebies” and “Reuters” refer to?

RADIO & TV

1- How was the BBC established?


2- What type of service does it provide?
3- How is the TV service? Why can the British TV be considered a world
leader?

GOVERNMENT & THE MEDIA

1- What type or role does the government have in relation with the media?
2- How do they exert control?

Questionnaire on WWI.

1. Which were the indirect causes of WWI?


2. What sparked the beginning of the war?
3. Why was the trench warfare so important?
4. What did the Schiefeld Plan consist of and why did it fail?
5. Which were the most important battles during the war?
6. Why did the U.S.A. enter the war? Why was this so crucial?
7. What happened to Russia on the Easter Front?
8. In which battle was gas used for the first time?
9. What type of jobs did women have before and after the war?
10. Why did women gain the right to vote?
11. Why were weapons and technologies so important?
12. Which was the most powerful weapon used in WWI and why?
Teacher Training College No 85 Language and Culture II
Ana Laura Bozzani
13. What type of food was available?
14. Which were the most serious health problems?
15. How was the League of Nations organized?
16. Which were the terms of the Threaty of Versalles?
17. Which were the geographical changes at the end of the war?

Questionnaire on Discourse

1. Chapters I & II .

a. Read them and prepare your own summaries and they will be introduced in

class.

2. Chapter III

a. State and describe the elements of communication and the


macrofunctions of language.
b. Comment briefly on Speech Act Theory’s origins. What do we mean
by declarations and performatives?
c. Define these technical terms:
i. Locution
ii. Illocution
iii. Perlocution
d. Summarize 3.15
3. Chapter IV

a. What is the Birmingham School of Discurse Analysis?


b. Why is the contribution of this school so important?
c. What type of division of Discourse Typology have we traditionally
had? What new one does Cook suggest?
d. Can we include conversation as a type of discourse? What do we mean
by Conversation Analysis?
e. What is the gist in 4.9?
4. Chapter VII
Teacher Training College No 85 Language and Culture II
Ana Laura Bozzani
a. Mention the two approaches to discourse processing and explain
them. Which can be considered as holistic and which one as
atomistic?
b. What type of argument would be considered against traditional
atomistic approach?