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Task Description
Upper-intermediate gap-filling exercise (words cut out of the text for students to fill)
Video details
Scene summary
False news can spread at an incredible pace. Can we stop it? Can we avoid falling for it?
Video length
3 minutes 42 seconds
Video genre
Lectures (e.g. TED talks)
Language goals
Listening comprehension
General topic
Other pedagogical goals
The above lesson is a great teaching resource for:Upper-intermediate (B2)
Student type
This resource is intended for:Adults, High schoolers
High schoolers
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This resource is licensed by nocucha under the iSLCollective Copyright License.
Published 07/04/2020
Video quiz questions (printable)
1. Fill the gap.
There's a quote usuallyto the writer Mark Twain that goes,
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There's reason tothat Mark Twain ever said this at all,ironically, proving the point.
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And today, the quote, whoever said it, isthan ever before.
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… most media with globalconsisted of several major newspapers and networks which had the resources toinformation …
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Outlets like Reuters and the Associated Press thator rereport stories were relativelycompared to today.
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The speed with which information spreads now has created the ideal conditions for a phenomenon known as.
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This is when publication Amisinformation,
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It's also considered a form of circular reporting when multiple publications report on the samepiece of false information,
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… the 1998 publication of a singlepaper arguing that routine vaccination of children causes autism inspired an …
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Deliberatelychildren are now contracting contagious diseases that had been virtually eradicated in the United States,
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In aless dire example,
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… a joke article in theBritish Medical Journal entitled `` Energy Expenditure in Adolescents Playing New Generation …
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User-generated content, such as wikis, are also acontributer to circular reporting.
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As more writers come toon such pages for quick information,
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Recent advances in communication technology have had immeasurablein breaking down the barriers between information and …
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But our desire for quick answers maythe desire to be certain of their validity.
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And when thiscan be multiplied by billions of people around the world, nearly instantaneously, moreis in order.
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… searching for criticisms ofinformation,
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