LEVEL 3 WRITTEN TASK 2

LEVEL 3 - WRITTEN TASK 2
REALITY SHOWS

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READING COMPREHENSION
Do you like reality shows?________________________________________________
Do you watch them?____________________________________________________
Would you participate in one? Why/ Why not?_______________________________
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Read this report on Dark Island   
Reality shows are popular all over the world and Dark Island  is no exception. A lot of people watch it and a lot of young people want to participate in it.
There are 12 players in Dark Island. They live on an unexplored island for 20 days. Each participant lives alone in a different part of the island. They sleep in the open. They hunt and fish to get their food. They walk around the island to get fruit and vegetables. They light fires to keep them warm. They climb trees to escape from wild animals. They live in bad conditions. They have to sort out some dangerous tasks. Sometimes they get tired of this life and they leave the show. They also have to answer some questions from the programme producers.



There are 4 cameramen in Dark Island. The cameramen live in tents and they film about 5 hours a day. Then, the producers edit the episodes and choose the scenes for the TV programme. They show the answers but they don’t show the questions. They make the episodes attractive, interesting and dramatic. They make the players appear good or bad, sensitive or insensitive, modest or arrogant, easy-going or bad-tempered. Finally, the audience choose the winner among the remaining players.
A lot of people believe what they see in the show, but some people say they don’t, but they still watch the show.

Choose a title for the text
 Reality shows around the world          What’s behind reality shows?              Welcome to Dark Island?



TRUE OR FALSE Justify the false ones
1-      Dark island is a documentary                                                    ______
2-      Players work in groups                                                                ______
3-      Players find their own food                                                      ______
4-      Cameramen sleep in the open                                                ______
5-      Producers show the audience part of the filming            ______
Answer
Do the producers of reality shows manipulate the players?
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Do you think the players are spontaneous? Why/ Why not?
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Put the verbs in brackets in the right form
The X-treme Scout ____________________ (BE) my favourite TV show. It ____________________ (NOT BE)  a reality show; it ____________________ (BE) an adventure programme. There …………….(BE) only two participants. In this programme, Ronnie and Benny Wilson ____________________ (EXPLORE) different places around the world and ____________________ (DO) very difficult things. There ____________________ (BE) always obstacles and problems to solve.
Ronnie ____________________ (BE)  an excellent sportsman and he ____________________ (CAN) survive in bad weather. He ____________________ (CAN)  build shelters too. He ____________________ (BE) sporty, hard-working and very patient. He ____________________ (BE) easy-going and he ____________________ (HAVE GOT) a lot of friends. He usually ____________________ (CLIMB) trees and mountains on remote islands, or ____________________ (GO) swimming and fishing in tropical seas. He ………………… (LIKE) living in the open, sleeping in tents and cooking.
Benny, Ronnie’s brother, ____________________ (NOT BE) a very good assistant. He ____________________ (BE)  very friendly and easy-going but he is a bit lazy. He ………………. (NOT CAN) dig tunnels or light fires. He ____________________ (NOT  LIKE) sleeping in the open and he ____________________ (NOT CAN)  climb rocks or read maps- he ____________________ (HAVE GOT) problems every show and Ronnie ____________________ (HELP) him to survive.

LISTENING
Watch the video and decide if the sentences are TRUE or FALSE
  
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             Simon is a casting director                                                                          TRUE     FALSE
2.       It’s difficult to get a casting audition                                                          TRUE     FALSE
3.       The casting scouts look at the profiles on the net every day                      TRUE     FALSE
4.       You have to respond to the audition request if you get a call                     TRUE     FALSE
5.       Create your video before they contact you                                                 TRUE     FALSE
6.       If you don’t submit your video, they can find you anyway                        TRUE     FALSE
7.       You have to be 14 years old or older                                                           TRUE     FALSE
8.       Click on the link and sign for a 14 day trail offer                                       TRUE     FALSE
9.       You have to pay more to get access to the members area                           TRUE     FALSE
1.        Once you sign, you can’t cancel                                                                   TRUE     FALSE

WRITING
Read this fact file with information about a new reality show, “Monster Mountain”.
LOCATION: Los Andes
NUMBER OF CAMERAMEN: 3
NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 15 (3 GROUPS)
NUMBER OF DAYS IN THE MOUNTAIN: 20
SHELTER: cameramen- huts / players – caves
ACTIVITIES: climbing mountains, cooking, competing in contests
FILMING: 6hs a day
INTERVIEWS: 10 /15 minutes a day
PRIZE: $100.000
Describe the setting (THERE IS…../THERE ARE………/ IT’S ……………) _________________________________________________________________________________________________
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Describe some of the players
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What are they like?






What can they do?







Now, use your notes to write a report on the reality show (80-100 words)
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You can follow this plan when you write your report
PARAGRAPH 1 – Describe what the programme is about
PARAGRAPH 2 – Give more details about the programme
PARAGRAPH 3 – Give your opinion / a recommendation