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Unit 10 - The Media


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anchor
1. (n) someone who present the news on a telelvision or radio news programme 2. (v) to present a television or radio programme, especially the news
broadcast
1. (n) a programme that is broadcast 2. (v) to send out messages or programmes to be received by radios or televisions 3. (v) to tell people something, especially something that you wanted to be a secret
columnist
(n) a journalist who writes a regular series of articles for a particular newspaper or magazine
correspondent
(n) a newspaper or television resporter, especially on who deals with a particular subject or area
caption
(n) words printed near or on a picture that explain something about the picture
coverage
(n) 1. news about something on television or radio or in the newspapers, sometimes used about the amount of attention that television, radio and newspapers give to something, or the way in which something is reported 2. information about a range of things, for example in a book or course of education
critic
(n) 1. someone who does not like something and states their opinion about it 2. someone whose job is to write or broadcast their opinions about things such as books, films or plays
footnote
(n) a note at the bottome of a page that gives more detailed information about something on the page
ghostwriter
(n) someone who writes something for someone else whose name will appear on it as the writer
handbook
(n) a small book that gives information about a subject or instructions about how to use something
manifesto
(n) a formal statement expressing the aims and plans of a group or organisation, especially a political party
novelist
(n) someone who writes novels
pamphlet
(n) a very thin book with a paper cover, usually given free to people
prerecorded
(adj) prerecorded messages, music, television or radio programmes have been recorded so that they can be used later
reviewer
(n) someone whose job is to write articles in a newspaper or magazine giving their opinion about a new play, book, art exhibition, etc.
spine
(n) the edge of a book where all the pages are fixed together
subtitles
(n) a translation of what people are saying in a foreign language film or television programme that appears at the bottom of the screen
supplement
(n) a separate part of a newspaper or magazine
tabloid
1. (adj) relating to newspapers with fairly small pages mostly containing stories about famous people and not much serious news 2. (n) a newspaper with fairly small pages mostly containing stories about famous people and not much serious news
trailer
(n) an advertisement for a film or television programme that shows a short part of that film or programme
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