Online Class Notes (Li)[S]

Vocabulary

reality TV: a show about people in real life

kill time /waste time

scripted: written script or broadcast that has been planned beforehand

eg. Most reality tv shows are scripted to gain more viewership.

eg. I used to like watching Masterchef Junior until I found out that it was scripted.

rigged: to conduct or arrange something dishonestly so as to gain an advantage 操纵;对…做手脚

eg. Last year’s elections have reportedly being rigged by the ruling party.

sob stories: a sad story told to generate sympathy for the storyteller

eg. She tried to get people to support her through her sob story.

very imaginative/creative

commit suicide: to kill yourself

eg. My neighbour committed suicide by hanging herself.

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very horrible – very scary/frightening 

Speaking

I think for these shows they give me some fun facts, it’s useless for me. These TV shows give me some interesting experience. For reality TV, they always go abroad to film and the experience and culture is interesting. For the shows they want to show some 矛盾点, the audience don’t want it to be boring. I watched a show about a goat on the island. The man tried to kill the goat but couldn’t. The next day the goat suicide on the beach.

Revised: 

I think for these shows they give/provide me some fun facts and that’s useless to me. These TV shows can give me/let me gain/show me some interesting experience. For reality TV, they always go abroad to film and the overall experience and the culture shared on the show are interesting. For the shows, they want to show/portray some confrontation/problems because the audience doesn’t want it to be boring. I watched a show about a goat on an island. The man tried to kill the goat but couldn’t. The next day the goat committed suicide on the beach.