Unit Two News media Do you know how a newspaper is made? Interview (journalist) Meeting (chief editor and journalists) Taking pictures (photographer) Writing reports Deciding the contents and the headlines Developing films Delivering newspapers Publishing newspapers
(chief editor and journalists)
Deciding the contents and the headlines
The text below is about reporters and newspapers. Look at the title and the pictures. Try to guess which of the following questions the text will answer.
____How does a reporter decide what to write?
____How much does a newspaper cost?
____Why do people read newspapers?
____How do newspapers report what happens?
____Where do people read newspapers?
____How do newspapers help us understand the
Try to decide the following sentences are True or alse
6. Newspapers and other media simply record what happens.
10 As a reporter, his/her basic task is to discuss his/her articles with the editor, listen to his comments and suggestions.
11. Carefully written articles and TV programmes can cause misunderstandings between people in different countries.
12. If a reporter writes about the efforts made to bring stolen cultural relics back, he/she has to contact famous museums around the world and interview the experts in the field.
2.Which article do they like best?
3.What would they like to write about
4.Uses of news media
5.How do media influence our life?
Newspapers and other media do more than simply record what happens.
The interview with Zhu Lin and Chen Ying is mainly about ___________________ and _________________________.
the journalists’ work
how the news is made
editor / reporter
(long& important )
how to ask,
which of the articles do you like best ?
about the efforts to bring ..back
( news& story)
about an ordinary young woman
( with real passion,
realize … different)
explore mysteries in life
music, art, nature
The basic task is to report an event truthfully.
people we seldom read about
( solve…social problems,
help … suffer from..,
not ignore )
1. help solve problems and draw attention to situations where help is needed.
2. help people become interested in important questions around the world.
3. help people all over the world know about each other.
How important news media are!
solve problems and draw attention to situations where help is needed
better understanding … on all sides
future world where…people are respected views, opinions are tolerated
Newspaper and other media do more than
simply record what happens.
How the journalists decide what they are
going to write.
The favourite articles that Chen Ying and Zhu
Lin have each written.
What kind of articles Chen Ying and Zhu Lin
would like to write in the future.
The news media can help people understand
each other and this world better.
Famous people are often asked for their opinions on current affairs. Why do people want to hear their opinions? Should we listen to them? For example, if a film or sports star is asked to comment on a “hot topic”, do their opinions matter?
They don’t know much about what they are talking about.
They are often young and lack experience.
They don’t know much about ordinary people and the life we live.
They are normal people like us.
They are famous.
They are”neutral”; they don’t belong to either side of the the argument.
make informed decisions
relate to sb./sth.
give sb. suggestions
a feature story
develop the story
present…in an organised way
make decisions based on information and knowledge
understand sb. /sth.
13. adapt to sth.
14. spiritual fulfilment
15. be addicted to…
16. suffer from
17. even if…
18. draw (one’s) attention to
19. carefully written articles
20. printed articles
21. a better understanding of…
22. on all sides
24. check news sources
25. change one’s mind
26. current affairs
27. comment on…
28. hot topic
29. burn down
30. go up
31. would rather do sth.
32. caring citizens
33. make one’s voices heard
Listening is more than listen with ears.
2. They also make sure that readers can relate to the stories.
relate to sb./sth. 理解／同情某人（某物）
It’s difficult to relate to the life of a scientist.
If you relate the results to /with the cause, you will find things are not that simple.
(3)vi. 有关；涉及；常与介词 to连用
That does not relate to him.
for once=just for once /for this once就这／那一次
For once you are right.
rather than=and not
He decided to write rather than to phone.
I’d like to go there in autumn rather than in summer.
5…. It was the first time that I had written with real passion…
6. The result is a better understanding of the world on all sides, leading to a future world where people from all countries are respected and different views and opinions are tolerated.
A reporter begins by contactingthe people to be interviewedand then prepares questions.
n. / vt. (As a noun, it refers to an activity.)
n. (It refers to a person who are interviewed.)
n. (It refers to a person who interviews somebody else.)
The media have been filled with tales
of horror and loss resulting from
1.They are reliable friends .
2.We can’t rely on her for help .
rely on / upon sb. for help 指望某人的帮助
rely on/upon =depend on 依靠
I rely on her to pay back the money.
You may rely on it that he will come to meet you.
rely on it that 句式，“放心好了”
(1) 解雇，开除=dismiss (hire 雇佣）
The man was fired for not being fit for the position.
(2) 开火,开枪 vt./vi.
He fired (his gun)at the big snake.
We must find out who fired the first shot.
The story fired his imagination.
火，火灾catch fire / (be) on fire /
put out the fire / set …on fire / set fire to …
He faced the difficulty with courage.
We must face these difficulties and overcome them.
Sb be faced with面对，面临
Sth be faced with 被…所覆盖
I am faced with a new problem.
The boy was caught cheating in the exam
and had to face the music.
1.The goods have gone up in quality ,but have not gone up in price
2. The life went up to the fourth floor .
3. There is a path going up to the mountaintop .
4. A cheer went up in the hall.
The wood-shed burnt down in half an hour.
rob sb./ a place of sth / steal sth from sb.
1.Mrs Smith was robed of her 83,000 designer watch at her westLondon home .
2. She was caught stealing food from the shop .
５. The editor’s job is tokeep the newspaper balanced and interestingto the readers.
keep the newspaper balanced and interesting 为keep + 宾语+宾补结构式, 使人或物保持…状态, 宾补可以由介词短语、形容词、副词和分词短语充当。
I alwayskeepthe key in my pocket.
Pleasekeepthe room clean.
Keep him out.别让他进来。
He or she must present the material in an organized way and make sure that the article reflects events and opinions truthfully.
make a visible image of … 反射；映出
Mirrors reflect light.
trees reflected in the water
Her sad looks reflected the nature of her thoughts.
６. Even though I have interviewed famous people, the story I like best is about an ordinary young woman who tries to adapt to her new life after having studied abroad.
I like her even though she can be
When he moved to Canada, the children
adapted to the change very well.
adapt oneself to
adapt sth. to
There are mountains on all sides. （四面都是山。）
The Olympic Games held in Athens were reported on all sides.
tolerate vt. bear, stand
I can’t tolerate his rudeness. （我不能容忍他的粗鲁行为。）
neutral 中立的 (middle)
present relate reflect tolerate
1 Mr. Jones, who has worded for this company for 25 year, president last week.
2 More than 2090 people died or in the earthquake.
3 Mr. Thompson by the publishing company because many of his news stories were not true.
4 As he was fluent in both languages he had no problems
from Chinese into English.
present relate reflect tolerate
5 Mathilde’s rough hands and face a life of hard work.
6 What you have said not to what we are concerned with now.
7 He is so rude to his parents. I wouldn't’t that kind of behavior in my family.
8 She spent the whole weekend collecting information on the product, and planned to her findings to her boss on Monday.