This unit talks about the electronic media but taking more emphasis on radio and television.It also looks at other electronic medias

Radio and Television.

Read, spell and use given words.

a) Vocabulary

  • telecast
  • programme
  • live coverage
  • announcements
  • entertainment
  • knob
  • gospel
  • pop
  • channel
  • country music
  • speaker
  • talk show
  • aerial
  • straight talk
  • broadcast
  • tune
  • station
  • forecast
  • studio
  • cassette
  • drama
  • eject
  • favourite

b) Structures.

Using: “ If I had ……… , I would ……”


(having money, buying a radio)

If I had money, I would buy a radio.


e) Comprehension.

Read the passage and answer questions about it in full sentences.


Ref: MK book 7, page 127

1.According to the passage, what is the other name for a radio?

2.Who invented the radio?

3.How is a radio useful to the people?

4.Give two functions of the knob.

5.Why is an aerial important on a radio or a TV set?

6.How has the radio been improved upon over the years?

7.According to the passage, write down the different programmes you can hear on the radio.

8.Give a word or group of words to mean:

a) bulletin ………….

b) invention ………….

9.Suggest another title to this passage.


  1. Which organization carried out this survey?
  2. When was the survey carried out?
  3. What was the most popular radio?
  4. How many radio stations were included?
  5. Write CBS in full.
  6. Which radio station had the least number of listeners?
  7. What is the difference between the radio with the lowest and biggest number of listeners?
  8. According to you, which is your favorite radio station and why?
  9. Write programme in short.
  10. What do we call someone who conducts a programme on a radio?

Other Electronic Media.

a) Read, spell and use given words meaningfully.

  • eject
  • on
  • off
  • guide
  • extension cable
  • advert
  • video
  • CD ROM
  • CD
  • DVD
  • press
  • compact
  • disc
  • internet
  • connect
  • volume
  • critically
  • amazed
  • fan

b) Structures:

Using: Despite the fact/ Inspite of the


They did not switch off the TV. Their father told them to switch it off.

  • Despite the fact that their father told them to switch off the TV, they didn’t.
  • Inspite of the fact that their father told them to switch off the TV, they didn’t.

c) Exercise.

Use the following words to begin these sentences.

(a) Despite ……

  1. (b) Inspite …..
  2. I bought an expensive aerial but my TV doesn’t show clear pictures.
  3. Sarah reminded you to buy for her a DVD but you have not bough it.
  4. Moses took his radio to the mechanic to repair it but he never repaired it.
  5. The children were told by their parents to reduce the volume on the radio cassette but they never paid heed.
  6. There were many adverts about the programme but many people did not watch it.
  7. Sarah’s TV set is very new but it does not work effectively.





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