I don’t read newspapers very often. Bad news depresses me, and newspapers are full of bad news. When I do buy a Sunday paper, I look quickly at the big letters on the front page called the
. I get bored quickly with the
section which talks about national events and politics. I prefer to read about other countries in the
section. I also like the extra colour magazines that Sunday papers have, called
I think it would be exciting to write for a newspaper. I wanted to study
at university, but I wasn’t accepted.
I didn’t want to be a
for a small local paper, writing about local politics and events in the area. I dreamed of travelling all over the world to exotic and dangerous locations working as a
for the big national papers and international news agencies.
I wouldn’t like to do the job of the person who checks the facts for a news story. This person, the
, spends hours in front of a computer looking for information. I wouldn’t like to be the
either. He or she has to decide which news stories and articles to include in the paper, and they also have to meet the
so that the paper is printed on time and doesn’t come out late. It must be a job with a lot of pressure and stress.
Listen and check your answers.
Listen again (without looking at the text). Can you remember the vocabulary?
'News' (noticias) es un sustantivo incontable, por lo que aunque
puede parecer plural se utiliza siempre la forma singular del verbo
después del nombre.
'the news is' y nunca 'the news are'.
'the news has...' y no 'the news have...'
'this news' y no 'these news'
We've been waiting for this news for 3 months
Hemos estado esperando esta noticia 3 meses
- Nunca decimos 'a news', sino que se utiliza siempre una
forma partitiva ('some news', 'a bit of news', 'a piece of news').
Tengo tres noticias
three pieces of news.
siguientes sustantivos derivados de 'news':
· newsagent (UK) / newsdealer (USA) = vendedor/a de periódicos
· newsagent's, news-stand = quiosco de prensa
· newspaper = periódico
· newsprint = papel de periódico
· newsreader (UK) / newscaster (USA) = presentador de noticias
· news item = noticia
· news letter = nota de prensa
· news report / newscast (USA) = programa informativo