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Which of the magazines in Question 5 is the most popular? • What sort of newspapers or magazines are the people reading? • Do you read sports/gossip/fashion/computer/ music magazines? • the Past Simple Passive with was/were and the Past Participle. Organisers in the USA, UK, France, Brazil and Spanish-speaking countries believe that over 300 million people have taken part in the turn-off, with millions participating each year. ‘We often watch shocking TV pictures of wars, social problems or famine, but we often don’t understand why these problems started.’ Campaigners also say that watching TV is a passive activity. But what do anti-TV campaigners recommend instead of TV entertainment? The five most popular newspapers in the world are all sold in the same country — which one? When were the first photographs printed in a newspaper? Which of these international magazines has been published for the longest time? 1 In pairs, look at the photo and answer the questions. • We use the Passive when we are more interested in the action than the person who does it. 4 Look at the underlined verbs in sentences 1-3 in Exercise 3 and complete the rules with the words below. Since then, every year during the last week in April people are invited to turn off their TVs for a week and to ‘turn on life’ — to do something useful instead of just sitting and passively watching TV. Doesn’t TV news tell us more about what is happening in the world than any other type of media? ‘Television is hopeless at explaining the reasons behind the news,’ they argue.

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• the Present Perfect Passive with has been/have been and the Past Participle. 8 Complete each sentence using the Passive so that it means the same as the sentence above it. In the early 1960s people proposed the idea of computer networks. Have a look at their websites, read their leaflets and you will find lots of ideas: go to the library, learn to play a musical instrument, play with your pets or start a diary.

We often use the word by to indicate who does the action. 6 In pairs, complete extracts a-f with the correct passive form of the verbs in brackets. readers’ letters — a In your article you say that every year hundreds of cyclists 1) are killed by drivers. In the early 1960s the idea of computer networks was proposed. In 1965 somebody connected two computers by telephone across the USA. Or you could learn about your family history, do some charity work, or go to a museum.

To form the Passive we use the correct form of the verb to be and the Past Participle. How many car drivers 2) were killed by bicycles last year? In 1965 two computers were connected by telephone across the USA. Read a newspaper or listen to the radio.’ So, there are plenty of things to do, but are they as much fun as watching TV? Do you ever argue at home about which programme to watch?

The Sun is bought by about 3.7 million people every day. sports — b The world 100 metres record 3) has been broken for the second time this week! 7 In pairs, look at the words and phrases in Exercise 6 and answer the questions. D) Annie Davidson, a lecturer in Media Studies from North London, doesn’t think that watching TV is a passive activity.

The planet 5) was discovered by astronomers in California early last week. Deep 6) is not asked to play comic roles very often, but he is really funny. international news — f More than 2,500 people 8) were killed in an earthquake in Iran. ‘On the contrary, it gives you something to talk about. How many hours of TV do you usually watch in a week?

gossip column — e Glamour couple Chrissie Butros and Spike Dare 7) are photographed everywhere they go. For example, when we watch a soap opera, we form opinions about characters or stories.

And if you don’t watch it too much, TV isn’t necessarily harmful for your health.

The dates for Screen-Free Week are May 4-10, 2015 and May 2-8, 2016.

Will you take part in it and find out the wide range of possibilities open to you when television is not a part of your life?

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