1. Radio, television, magazines, newspapers and computer are known as the mass media(大众传播媒体). We can get
information or news we need through them. All
and news are made by journalists , who are called “uncrowned king (无冕之王)”.
2. Do you want to be a journalist? Why? Yes, I do. Because as a journalist I can report many things
which happened/is happening all over the world in time so
that others can know these/those quickly. In my opinion, it’s a great job.
No, I don’t. As you know, the journalist is very busy. If I
were a journalist, I may have less time to accompany my family. Sometimes, it’s even not safe for them to report something.
3. Supposing you are the judge who has right to decide whether a journalist is excellent or not, what are the qualities
an excellent journalist should be with?
In my opinion, an excellent journalist should have higher level of education, rich work experience, good communication skills, curious and active personality, enthusiasm for the job and so on. Of course, hard-working spirit is also important.
Ⅱ. Read the text quickly and choose the best answers. 1. 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. A and C
2. Why did Zhou Yang think his first work assignment was
unforgettable? A. Because it was his first day at work. B. Because he was given a chance to meet his new boss. C. Because he was given some advice of great help. D. Because his ability made a strong impression on his new boss.
3. When can a new reporter cover a story by himself?
A. Never can a new reporter cover a story by himself. B. Only after he has seen what an experienced reporter does. C. Not until he is old enough. D. Only when he takes a camera with him.
4. The footballer was thought to be guilty because_____.
A. he usually told lies B. he stopped the reporter publishing an article C. he took money for not scoring D. he bribed another football team
Ⅲ. Choose the correct explanation to the underlined phrases 1. What do I need to remember when I go out to cover a story? A. to go and interview somebody about an incident or something happening B. to write a story C. to make up a story
2. We say a good journalist must have a good“nose” for a
story. A. to have a sense about what is going to happen B. to be able to“smell” when somebody is trying to hide a good story that may reflect badly on himself/ herself C. to be able to get the answer from the one who is interviewed.
3. This is a trick of the trade. A. something that cheats somebody B. something that helps you do the job in a professional way C. something used to achieve secrets 4. If the interviewee agrees, you can use a recorder to get the facts straight.
A. to make sure that the story is accurate
B. to get the facts directly C. to get the things specially
Ⅳ. Read the passage again and answer the following questions. 1. Where did the conversation happen? Who were talking? Zhou Yang was talking with his boss, Hu Xin at the office of a popular English newspaper.
2. Can Zhou Yang go out on a story alone immediately? Why
(not)? No. Because he lacks experience, at first he will be an assistant to an experienced journalist.
3. What should Zhou Yang keep in mind? He should not miss his deadline, not be rude, not talk too much, but make sure he listens to the interviewee carefully. 4. Why is listening so important? He has to listen for detailed facts. Meanwhile he has to prepare the next question depending on what the person says.
Ⅴ. Fill in the blanks with the proper words in the text. To be a 1. journalist , it’s unnecessary for them to take a camera because they have professional 2. photographers as their colleagues to 3. assist them. The journalists should be curious and they must have a good4. nose for a story. They know how to 5. acquire the information they need. While interviewing, they won’t be rude, they won’t talk too much and they should listen for detailed facts. 6. Meanwhile they have to prepare the next question. There is a trick of the trade, that is, if the 7. interviewee agrees, they would use small 8. recorders which could keep the evidence to help support their story.
The first newspapers were written by
hand and put up on walls in public places. The earliest daily newspaper was started in Rome in 59 BC. In the 700’s the world’s first printed newspaper was published. Europe didn’t have a regularly published newspaper until 1609, Germany. when one was started in
The first regularly published newspaper in the English
language was printed in Amsterdam in 1620. In 1621, an English newspaper was started in London and was published once a week. The first daily English newspaper was the Daily Courant (每日新闻). It came out in March 1702.
Benjamin Harris printed the first American
newspaper in Boston. But not long after it was first published, the government stopped the paper. In 1704, John Campbell started The Boston Newsletter (波士顿新闻通讯), the first
newspaper published in the American colonies. By 1760, the colonies had more than thirty daily newspapers. There are now about 1, 800 daily papers in the United States.
Today, as a group, English language newspapers have the largest circulation (发行量) in the world. But the largest circulation for a newspaper is that of the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun (朝日新闻). It sells more than 11 million copies every day.
1. The first daily newspaper came out in _________.
A. 59 BC B. 700’s C. 1609 D. 1620
【 解 析 】 选 A。 细 节 理 解 题 。 由 第 一 段 的 第 二 句 话 “ The earliest daily newspaper was started in Rome in 59 BC. ”可知 答案。
2. The first regular published newspaper in Europe was printed in _______. A. England B. Germany C. France D. Sweden
“Europe didn’t have a regularly published newspaper until
1609, when one was started in Germany. ”可知答案。 3. The first printed newspaper in America came out in _____. A. Washington C. Boston B. New York D. New Orleans
4. Today there are about _________ daily newspapers printed in the United States.
A. 1, 621
B. 1, 704
C. 1, 760
D. 1, 800
are now about 1, 800 daily papers in the United States. ”可知
5. Which is NOT true according to the passage?
A. The first regularly published newspaper in the English
language was printed in Amsterdam. B. English language newspaper sells more than 11 million copies every day. C. Europe didn’t have a regularly published newspaper in 1608. D. The first daily English newspaper came out in March 1702.
【 解 析 】 选 B 。 细 节 理 解 题 。 由 最 后 一 段 的 “ English
language newspapers have the largest circulation in the world.
But the largest circulation for a newspaper is. . . 11 million copies every day”可知答案。
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