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Traditional Media | Intermediate Vocabulary

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Describing Traditional Media in English

Traditional media includes television news, radio programs, and newspapers which form a sort of institution in modern democracies. The reporters and editors usually have formal training in journalism, and they hold a lot of responsibility to report the truth about current events.

Learn 15 words to describe traditional media

Use these flashcards to learn the meaning of the terms for this unit. You can also practice the pronunciation by listening to the audio on each card.

Practice Exercises for Traditional Media Vocabulary

Exercise 1 – Find the vocabulary in this word search game

Exercise 2 – Practice using the vocabulary in context

Exercise 3 – Listening activity

Exercise 4 – Speaking activity

To do this activity, you must use the Google Chrome web browser. You also must give permission to use your microphone.


Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 3

Exercise 4

To do this activity, you must use the Google Chrome web browser. You also must give permission to use your microphone.


Vocabulary Quiz

Let us review the vocabulary terms to describe traditional media.

TermPart of speechDefinition
culturenounthe beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society, group, place, or time
current eventsnounimportant events that are happening in the world
dailyadjhappening, done, made, used, or existing every day
declineverbto become lower in amount or less in number
editornouna person whose job is to fix or improve something
entireadjcomplete or full
headlinenounthe title written in large letters over a story in a newspaper
journalismnounthe activity or job of collecting, writing, and editing news stories for newspapers, magazines, television, or radio
nationaladjof or relating to an entire nation or country
promisenouna statement telling someone that you will definitely do something
publishverbto prepare and produce (a book, magazine, etc.) for sale
sectionnounone of the parts that form something
severaladjmore than two but not very many
the pressnounnewspapers, magazines, and radio and television news reports
wholeadjhaving all the parts