Saturday, 14 November 2009

Ready for CAE p 30. Duping the Tabloids. Extra Listening



Listen to the news report and write T (True) or F (False) next to the following sentences.
1. Chris Atkins proves in his film that some of the stories in the tabloids are always invented.
2. If a story is funny you just need to give your name and phone number and it is published.
3. For the film they invented several stories and they were all published.
4. Atkins wants to denounce the status of power and influence that tabloids have achieved.
5. He says celebrity journalists despise the truth and the facts behind stories.
6. The publicist Max Clifford says Chris Atkins could plant those fake stories because they were unimportant.


KEY
1. Chris Atkins proves in his film that some of the stories in the tabloids are always invented. F
• False: he proves that it is easy to make an invented story be published.
2. If a story is funny you just need to give your name and phone number and it is published. T
3. For the film they invented several stories and they were all published. F
• False: They invented four stories and several got published.
4. Atkins wants to denounce the status of power and influence that tabloids have achieved. T
5. He says celebrity journalists despise the truth and the facts behind stories. T
• False: He says they take a scant regard for the truth, they don’t pay too much attention to the truth.
6. The publicist Max Clifford says Chris Atkins could plant those fake stories because they were unimportant. T

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