The arts and the media

Here are the most common vocabulary relating to the topic ‘The arts and the media’. These words are collected from different sources and can be used in both productive sections of IELTS. They can also help you better understand the Reading section of the test.

  1. coverage (noun) – the reporting of a particular important event or subject.
    – What did you think of the BBC’s election coverage?
    – The wedding received extensive coverage in the newspapers.
  2. tabloid (noun, adj) – (of or relating to) a type of popular newspaper with small pages that has many pictures and short, simple reports.
    – The tabloids often attract readers with sensational headlines.
    – He doesn’t want this story to get into the grubby hands of the tabloid press.
  3. cencorship (noun) – the act of censoring books, films, etc.
    – Artists and critics accused him of censorship.
    – I recognise the importance of the question of the efficiency of film censorship.
  4. broadcast (noun) – a television or radio programme; the act of sending out a programme on television or radio.
    – We watched a live broadcast of the concert.
    – The broadcast of the interview offended many people.
  5. press baron, also called as media baron, media tycoon (noun) – someone who owns and controls a large number of newspapers, television companies, magazines, etc. and is able to influence public opinion.
    – He became one of Britain’s most powerful media barons.
    – A press baron is an immensely powerful figure.
  6. media awareness (noun) – an understanding of the different methods for presenting information in newspapers, on television, on the internet, etc., and of the possible uses and dangers of these methods.
    – Only staff who have received media awareness training are allowed to speak to the press.
    – Some schools teach media awareness in order to show children the difference between advertising and other information.
  7. ballet (noun) – a type of dancing where carefully organized movements tell a story or express an idea, or a theatre work that uses this type of dancing.
    – By the age of 15 he had already composed his first ballet.
    – Thanks for inviting me, but ballet isn’t really my cup of tea.
  8. headline (noun) – the title of a newspaper story, printed in large letters
    – The whole of the front page of the paper was taken up with the headline ‘YOU LIAR’.
    – The news of his death was splashed in headlines across all the newspapers.
  9. footage (noun) – a piece of film showing an event.
    – Detectives were studying security video footage taken from several locations around the van.
    – The five-minute footage was later shown on the internet as well as by foreign television networks.
  10. hype (noun) – a situation in which something is advertised and discussed in newspapers, on television, etc. a lot in order to attract everyone’s interest.
    – There’s been a lot of hype around/surrounding his latest film.
    – I’ve been put off reading the book by all the hype.
  11. publicity (noun) – the attention that someone or something gets from newspapers, television etc.
    – Standards in education have received much publicity over the last few years.
    – The adverse publicity had damaged sales.
  12. publication (noun) – the act of making a book, magazine etc available for sale, or the time at which this is done.
    – This novel began attracting attention well before its publication date.
    – Our latest publication is a magazine for health enthusiasts.
  13. appreciation (noun) – pleasure you feel when you realize something is good, useful, or well done.
    – It helps children to develop an appreciation of poetry and literature.
    – Murphy teaches classes in art appreciation to young children.
  14. artefact (noun) – an object that is made by a person, such as a tool or a decoration, especially one that is of historical interest.
    – The museum’s collection includes artefacts dating back to prehistoric times.
    – An artefact from the past can be used to engage interest and awaken curiosity.
  15. bias (noun) – the action of supporting or opposing a particular person or thing in an unfair way, because of allowing personal opinions to influence your judgment.
    – The senator has accused the media of bias.
    – Reporters must be impartial and not show political bias.

By Atajanov Khamdambek

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