MEDIA

MOCK SPEAKING QUESTIONS: THE MEDIA

1. How often do you read the paper or watch the news on TV? Why?

2. How important is it for you to keep up with current events?

3. Do you think that news reporting has gotten better or gotten worse?

4. Do you think that there are things journalists shouldn't report on? Why?

5. How has technology affected the way we receive news?

6. Do you think that media is objective? Why or why not?

7. In your opinion, what has been the biggest news item in recent years? How did the media cover this event?

8. Do you think that a celebrity's private life is newsworthy*? Why or why not?

*newsworthy (adj):

interesting enough to be reported in newspapers, on the radio or on television.

 

9. Why do you think people are so interested in the private lives of celebrities?

10. Do you think that a politician's private life is newsworthy? Why or why not?

11. Do you think there is too much violence on TV and in movies?

12. Should some books/magazines/TV programmes be censored? 

13. What do you think about soap operas? Do they have positive or negative effects on society?

14. What are the good and bad things about the media in your country?

15. Does the media care about truth or profits?

16. Do you think the media tries to manipulate people or change their views? Why?/Why not?

17. Should there be any censorship of the media?

18. Should the government control the internet? 

19. Should films and television be censored or should we be free to choose what we see?

20. How do you think censorship laws will change in the next 20 years?

21. Does the media in your country pay more attention to global or national events?

22. Should the media pay more attention to global or local events?

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