1 Complete the sentences with one word in each gap. You can see the first letter of each word.
0 What’s your favourite TV channel? BBC World, it’s very interesting.
1 My friend’s a j__________. He writes for the Times.
2 The Office is a great c__________ series. It’s very funny.
3 What’s on TV tonight? I don’t know. Look in the TV g__________.
4 Which search e__________ do you use most? Google?
5 I like to know what’s happening in the world so I always read the i __________ news.
6 I love listening to p__________ -in shows. You never know what people will say.
2 Circle the correct answers: a, b or c.
Celebrity Big Brother
One of the most talked about TV programmes in Britain is Celebrity Big Brother. It is a
(0) __________ TV show but with famous people. Usually they are people who have been forgotten
and want to get back into the (1) __________ columns. The celebrities don’t often
(2) __________ with each other but they often (3) __________ and sometimes have terrible
arguments, shouting at each other. I don’t know why they can’t (4) __________ with each other.
Maybe they are just acting so that they are written about in the (5) __________ newspapers. Some
people think these shows are stupid but a girl who I used to (6) __________ loved them.
0 a) soap b) reality c) documentary
1 a) headline b) newsagent’s c) gossip
2 a) fall in love b) split up with c) go out with
3 a) fall out b) fall down c) fall in
4 a) come on b) get on c) go on
5 a) gossip b) headline c) tabloid
6 a) get out with b) fall out with c) go out with
3 Complete the text with one word in each gap.
I listen to the radio a lot and I often listen to phone-in shows. They can be really funny.
On the other (0) hand they can be really boring, too. I’ve (1) _______________ listened to
one, it finished a few minutes ago and I’ve (2) _______________ forgotten most of what was
said. It was about schools in England. I haven’t been to school (3) _______________ about 20
years but people were still talking about the same problems. I don’t think anything
(4) _______________ changed (5) _______________ I was at school. I’ve
(6) _______________ telephoned to a phone-in show but maybe one day I will.
4 Put the verbs in brackets into the correct form: active or passive.
One of the most popular TV shows in Britain is Dr Who. It (0) (show) has been shown on
BBC television since 1963 and there have been 9 actors who (1) (play) _______________ the
part of the Doctor. It (2) (watch) _______________ by millions of people each week. The doctor
(3) (fight) _______________ many enemies, the most famous are the Daleks, a kind of robot.
The Doctor (4) (travel) _______________ through time but doesn’t usually know where he will
stop. A lot of people say they (5) (watch) _______________ the programme from behind the
sofa because it is very frightening but it isn’t really frightening at all because it is obvious that
the monsters (6) (make) _______________ of plastic! I liked it best when the doctor
(7) (play) _______________ by Tom Baker about 30 years ago. He (8) (act) _______________
very well and was very funny.
5 Circle the correct words.
0 I have never seen / saw a better film than this.
1 Oh, no! Look what you have did / done!
2 Johnny isn’t here. Oh. Where has he been / gone?
3 Why haven’t you done / you haven’t done your essay?
4 Have you heard about Dennis? Yes, I have / heard.
5 Has he eaten lunch? No, he haven’t / hasn’t.
6 Ssh. We haven’t finished our test yet / still.
7 You’re late. Where have you been / gone?
8 Has your dog come / came home?