Condé Nast/Publisher's collection
Mad Magazine/Publisher's collection Condé Nast/Editor's archive
Newsweek Magazine Europe/Publisher's collection
Seventeen Magazine/Publisher's collection
a) Agriculture & Gardening
b) Art, Literature & Music
c) Business & Finance
d) Cars & Motorbikes
e) Current Affairs, Culture & Politics
f) Computer Games
g) Design, Architecture & Construction
j) Health & Medical
m) Science, Geography & History
n) Sports & Hobbies
p) Youth Issues
2. Think of other magazines you know. Do they fit in any of the categories of exercise 1? If not, what other categories do they fit in?
3. Do you read magazines (both in print and online)? What kinds of magazines do you like reading? Are Afro-Brazilians and Indigenous people well represented? Give examples.
4. Read cover 1 and answer the following questions in your notebook.
a) Does the girl in the cover represent the girls you know?
b) Which elements on this cover convey the idea of happiness and perfection?
c) What can we expect to find in the news “Crash Course”?
a) The title indicates that there is a good level of ethnic diversity on magazine covers.
b) The words in orange represent the key words of the text.
c) The study investigated the covers of 16 magazines during one year.
d) The results of the research surprised the author of the text.
e) Only one magazine included women of color on its cover.
f) The author of the text does not identify herself with the girls on the cover.
6. Read the following headlines and decide which category of magazine they were probably taken from. Then write down the answers in your notebook.
a) Airlines Are Swimming in Profits