Monday, January 24, 2011

Fill in the blanks choosing correct word - improve spoken English

Task 1: Fill in the blanks choosing the appropriate words /
phrases given in brackets:

1. If you want to sell or rent your house, the ............................. in
the local newspaper is the best place to announce it. (classified
ads/city news column)

2. Did you read the Literary Supplement .................... this week
in The Hindu? (printed/published)

3. The film was ....................... before they showed it on television.
(edited / censored)

4. Reports on the World War I and II were broadcast from all the
radio ...............(channels /stations)

5. The Epic Ramayana was shown as a ................... on television
every Sunday. (Series/Serial)

6. Comedy Time is a very popular ...........................on Sun
television. (Series /Serial)

7. Congratulations! Your State rank in the Board Exam will be a
.................. news tomorrow! (headline / heading)

8. The medical college publishes a .................. in which they bring
out the recent research findings of their scholars. (tabloid /
journal)

9. The tabloid started by the club last year has a ................. of
one thousand now. (circulation / circumscription )

10. The famous actor’s marriage to his co-star was .....................
in the film magazines. (reported / featured)

Task 2: Compare two English newspapers circulated in your
locality and state your observations on the following:

1. Total number of pages in each

2. Number of pages/space allotted for each of the following:

a. regional news
b. state news
c. international news
d. business review
e. sports news
f. feature articles
g. Editorial
h. readers’ letters
i. commercial ads
j
. classified ads

3. Do the papers contain the following?

a. Radio and TV programmes
b. Bus and Train timings
c. Weather forecasts
d. Cartoons
e. Crosswords

1 comment:

Rain Mitchell said...

Hands down, this is one of the most informative blogs I've seen on how to improve our written and spoken English. More power!

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