Unit 6 discussion questions – Day 4 – Due Sept 18

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We will have a class discussion/debate on Thursday, September 18.

I will ask the class several discussion questions. Students are encouraged to reply with specific examples. To receive participation points, students must raise their hands and share their thoughts. Prepare to discuss the following in class.

Key Discussion Questions

  • Give an example of an ad, TV program or product of the media that supports some key points of Reading 1:
    • Ads use our emotions to help sell products.
    • Our lives are dull and ordinary.
    • We can trust things more than actual people.
    • Products give us love we don’t get in our lives.
  • Give an example of a company, ad, TV program or product of the media that supports some key points of Reading 2:
    • They provide information for buying something.
    • They pay for things we enjoy like TV programs and smartphone apps.
    • Public service announcements inform the public.
    • They help make the world more colorful.
  • Further questions
    • Is there too much advertising?

4 Replies to “Unit 6 discussion questions – Day 4 – Due Sept 18”

  1. Are we supposed to find an example ad that covers all those key points? I think that will be too difficult. Or are we supposed to find an example for each key point?

    1. Ads use our emotions to help sell products.
      – (from the book) buying an expensive car to protect our children
      – Saving Bank (저축은행) commercial: a father separated from his family to encourage savings accounts

      Our lives are dull and ordinary.
      – the Hyundai car ad we saw in class. My life isn’t that cool!

      They pay for things we enjoy like TV programs and smartphone apps.
      – At the end of your favorite TV show, see who the sponsors are.

      Public service announcements inform the public.
      – An ad from New Zealand that encourages people to drive more slowly (very emotional, too).
      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/embed/video/1079428.html

      They help make the world more colorful.
      – Some people may argue the inside of Gangnam Station, especially in the DX Line (신분당선) wing, looks really cool because of all the big ads.

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