Unit 4 Making the News
Warming up and reading
Question Where can we get the information?
Means of media today
Means of media today
How many different kinds of jobs do newspapers have? What are they?
Look at the following pictures, and guess what they are?
Who interviews people and writes news stories?
Who is in charge of the newspaper?
Who takes photos of important people or events?
Who designs each section of the paper?
Who prints the newspaper?
What kind of jobs do the newspapers have?
Takes photographs of important people or events
Interviews people or finds out about events from onlookers
photographer advertising editor
Prints the newspaper
Lays out the article editor and photographs
Makes sure the writing is clear, concise and accurate; checks facts
1.journalist 2.chief editor 4.photographer 5. printer 6.Critic 7.cartoonist
1).Which two words mean the same? 1.journalist/3.reporter 2).Who gives opinions on plays and books? 6. critic
3).Who decides on the content of the newspaper? 2. chief editor 4).Who prints the newspaper? 5. printer 5) Who writes news stories? 1.journalist/3.reporter
6) Who designs comic drawings with captions(说明,标题)? 7.cartoonist 7) Who takes photos of important people or events? 4.photographer
How is a newspaper made?
The______ editor hold chief a meeting. Photos are quickly developed _________ Editors check the ______ report. The newspapers are delivered ________by train and truck Journalists__________ people interview and write stories Photographers ______ take photographs. Editors write the headlines __________. The newspapers are __________. printed
? If you want to be a reporter, do you think what qualities a good news reporter needs to have?
Not very important
1 Higher level of education
2 Work experience
3 Good communication skills 4 Curious, active personality 5 Hard-working
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6 Enthusiasm for the job
7 Prepared to work long hours 8 Ability to work in a team
My First Work Assignment “Unforgettable,” says new reporter
Read and answer
1. Where did the conversation happen? At the office of a popular English newspaper. 2. Who were talking? Zhou Yang and his new boss Hu Xin.
3.What does the reading passage mainly talk about? A.The skills necessary to become a good reporter B.The skills necessary to become a good photographer C.How to conduct a good interview D.Being carefully in the new environment E.A and C
True or False
1. Zhou can go out on a story immediately. 2. Zhou took a notebook, a pen, a camera with himself.
3. While interviewing, the reporter would just ask
the questions prepared before hand. 4. The footballer admitted he took the money.
5. Zhou took a course of photography at mid-school.
6. Zhou is very enthusiastic.
Read and fill in the blanks
Zhou Yang’s notes
curious Skills ◆ We need to be _______ . ◆ To _______ all the information we acquire need to know, we have to ask questions many different _________ . ◆ To be a good reporter, we must have a “____ ” for a story. nose ◆ When we find people are not ______________ telling the truth , we must find out the missing parts of the story ______ .
get the detailed facts The importance _________________ of listening
◆ ______ to the Listen
______ ◆ Don’t be _____. Don’ts rude ◆ Don’t talk too much ourselves.
To the reporters,it’s ____________for them to take a unnecessary camera because they have professional photographers ______________________ with them. The reporters should be ________ and they curious nose must have a _____ for a story.They know how to acquire _______the information they need.While interviewing, they won’t be rude they won’t talk too much themselves _______,___________________________, __________________________________. They will and they listen to the interviewee carefully listen to the _______ facts and ask new questions.There detailed is a trick of the______,that is ,with the permission of the trade interviewer, they would use __________ which could recorders support keep the evidence to help __________their story.
What is news?
It is some unusual or uncommon happenings. For example, when a dog bites someone, it is too common to become news. But when you bite a dog, it becomes news!
So, can you make a piece of news in one sentence? A man was seriously injured in a car accident at about 7a.m. on the 101 Road because of the heavy fog.
Who What How When Where Why
A man was injured seriously
at about 7a.m.
on the 101 Road
because of the heavy fog
Can you make your own news in one sentence? Who What
How When Where
Translate the following phrases and sentences.
cover a story have a “nose” for a story a trick of the trade get the fact straight get the wrong end of the stick This is how the story goes get a scoop
1. His discussion with his new boss, Hu Xin, was to strongly influence his life as a journalist. 2. You’ll find your colleagues very eager to assist you. 3. Not only am I interested in photography, but I took an amateur course at university to update my skills. 4. Only if you ask many different questions will you acquire all the information you need to know. 5. They must use research to inform themselves of the missing part of the story.
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