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1. DISCOVER THE GRAMMAR

I. Read the article. Underline the modals and the verbs that follow

TV LITERACY

The average U.S. teenagers might watch as many as 18.000 hours of TV by the time heor she graduates. You may think that anyone who watches this much TV has got to understand how it works. However, most of us (not just teenagers) can’t recognize many of the messages TV is sending.For this reason, many experts think that everyone should become “TV literate.” People who are television literate are able to understand how TV messages influence an audience. They don’t have tobelieve everything they see on the tube. Here are some things you ought to know about television
• TV networks have to make money by selling time to advertisers. This fact influences all commercials TV.A drama writer, for example, may avoid topics that could embarrass the advisers sponsoring the program.
• TV’s world is not real, this might sound obvious, but you ought to remind yourself, oftenof this fact. After all, when you see something, you feel that it must be the real thing. You’ve got to remember that the cereal commercial uses white glue, not milk, so cereal doesn’t get soggy theway it does in real life.
• TV uses specific techniques and you can learn to identify them. Lighting, camera angles, and music have got to the ability to make things seem beautiful, frightening, orfunny. They can also make you feel that you must buy a certain product.
Get literate, and you’ll be able to enjoy TV, without being its victim

II. Put the underlined verbs (modal + Verb) into thecorrect categories

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