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1. What sort of information do you get from newspapers and magazines?(what’s happening in your country and abroad; financial news, news of sport , stories of crime, latest fashions in clothes)

2. What are main newspapers in Great Britain? (There are serious papers for those who want to know about important happening everywhere, both domestic and foreign news. There are popular papers for those who prefer entertainment to information

3. Which newspaper has the largest circulation?( popular newspapers have much larger circulation than the serious newspapers)

4. What major groups can British newspapers be subdivided into?(Daily papers, morning papers and evening papers)

5. What do quality papers usually contain? (Quality newspapers are printed on a large size of paper and contain mainly serious news and reports e.g. The Times)

6. What is a tabloid?( small in size and contain light or popular news stories. e.g. The Mirror)

7. What other types of newspapers except daily newspapers are there? (In addition to daily newspapers there are other papers, published in provinces (outside the capital) regional newspapers)

8. What groups can the national newspapers in the United Kingdom be divided into?(The national newspapers can be divided into quality papers and popular papers, such as The Times and The Daily Telegraph which report the news seriously and thoroughly , and the popular papers such as The Sun and the Daily Mirror, which go in for sensational news and use lots of pictures, often of girls.)

9. Which of the national newspapers do you think is best known?(The Times. It has a high reputation for reliable news and serious comment on the news. It is independent paper, not giving its support to a particular political party)

10. Which part of the newspaper do you turn to first?(After reading the front page I always turn to the sports pages to find out the latest football results)

11. Do you buy a weekly(monthly) magazine?

12. What do you like about them?


- a person who is in charge of a newspaperand who decides what is published in it (editor)

person who finds out the news and writes about what’s happening(reporter)

-a person who earns his living by selling his services to several organizations (freelance)

- a person who publishes material in newspapers and magazines (journalist)

-a journalist or photographer who follows famous people around in order to get interesting stories or photographs(paparazzi)

- a person who tries to get secret information about another country, organization (spy)

- a person who officially appointed to examine articles, books, films and remove parts which are considered offensive (censor)

-number of copies (of a newspaper or magazine) sold to public) (circulation)

- a piece of writing, complete in itself, in a newspaper( article)

-power to change the ideas, beliefs and acts of others( influence)

-piece of writing that gives the views of the editors on events(leading article)

-news about events at home (domestic news)

a line of words printed in large letters at the top of a page or an article, esp in a newspaper( headline)


I. What the people in the picture are reading?

a magazine ( probably a woman’s magazine)

a children’s comic

a popular(tabloid) newspaper

II. Look at the Contents list of the newspaper, and check that students understand what all the items mean:

Home news-news about your own country

International news-news about other countries

Financial news-news about money and business

Leading articles-articles written by the editor, giving the newspaper’s own opinion

Art and Entertainment- What’s on at the theatre, cinema and reviews

Obituaries-articles about famous people who have died

classified advertisement-small ads

cartoons-picture stories


What page would you turn to?

-you want to find out what is happening in Angola

-You want to know what will happen to you next week

-you want to know what weather is going to be the next week


SPEAKING ACTIVITY:Students read the questionnaire and discuss their answers with their partner:



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