II. While Reading Activities
- choice |CHois| noun-an act of selecting or making a decision when faced with two or more possibilities: the choice between good and evil.
- commercialized kəˈmərSHəˌlīzd| adjective-designed principally for financial gain; profit-oriented: commercialized resort areas.
- preschool |ˈprēsko͞ol| adjective [ attrib. ] of or relating to the time before a child is old enough to go to kindergarten or elementary school: a preschool play group.
- noncommercial |ˌnänkəˈmərSHl| adjective-not having a commercial objective; not intended to make a profit: a noncommercial radio station.
- Stereotyping ˈsterēəˌtīp| noun-a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing: the stereotype of the woman as the carer | racial stereotypes.
- degrade |dəˈɡrād| verb-treat or regard (someone) with contempt or disrespect: she thought that many supposedly good jobs degraded people.
- media |ˈmēdēə| noun (usu. the media) [ treated as sing. or pl. ] the main means of mass communication (broadcasting, publishing, and the Internet), regarded collectively: their demands were publicized by the media | [ as modifier ] : the campaign won media attention.
- broadcast |ˈbrôdˌkast| verb (past and past participle broadcast) transmit (a program or some information) by radio or television: the announcement was broadcast live | (as noun broadcasting) : the 1920s saw the dawn of broadcasting.
- consumer |kənˈso͞omər| noun-a person who purchases goods and services for personal use: [ as modifier ] : consumer demand.
- defend |dəˈfend| verb -resist an attack made on (someone or something); protect from harm or danger: we shall defend our country, whatever the cost.
Source: New Oxford American Dictionary
Reading Comprehension: Word -Recognition
Public television works hard to engage young learners and build the skills needed for a jump-start on life. We need our youngest to be curious, resilient and empathetic, and prepared for the jobs of the future.
Grammar Focus: Prepositions
Many parents are busy in the morning and busy at night. They want to protect their children from commercialized content. The federal appropriation for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting — supports more than a thousand television and radio stations at a cost of about $1.35 per citizen.