There are thousands of weekly and monthly magazines in Britain. They can be divided into four main groups: specialist magazines, such as the computer magazine PC Weekly, general magazines, such as the magazine Radio Times. women’s magazines and teenage magazines.
Young people below the age of 18 do not usually buy newspapers, but they do buy magazines The favourite magazines of 15-year-olds are shown in the chart (на диаграмме). Many more girls than boys buy magazines. Their main interests are boys, clothes and make-up. Teenage girls like to read magazines which are for older age group, lust Seventeen is not only the most popular magazine for 15-year-olds, it is also popular with 12-year-olds.
1. Choose the title which fits the text best.
a) Do You Like Reading Newspapers?
b) British Magazines for Teenagers and Grown-ups.
c) Teenage Magazines and Newspapers.
d) How to Read Magazines.
2. Decide whether the following sentences are true (T) or false (F):
A lot of different magazines are published in Great Britain.
There are four main groups of magazines: specialist magazines, general magazines, women’s magazines and men’s magazines.
Young people buy both newspapers and magazines.
Many more boys than girls buy magazines.
Teenage girls are interested in boys, pop music, clothes and make-up.
Teenage girls en joy reading magazines which are for a younger age group.
Shout is a favourite magazine of 15-year-olds.
3. Write down the answers. Use the chart.
— What is a favourite magazine of 15-year-olds?
— What is the least favourite magazine of 15-year-olds?
4. What does the word "general" mean in the phrase "general magazine"?