From where can we get this news? Which news media has the longest history?
What are the qualities a good news reporter needs to have?She or he needs to be…
Fluent in English
able to work under pressure
brave enough to expose truth
good at communication
MY FIRST WORK ASSIGNMENT “Unforgettable,” says new reporter
The purpose of the passage
1) It shows the students some necessary skills to become a good journalist.
2).It wants to show how to conduct 进行 a good interview.
? Careful Reading
Read the text carefully and choose the best answers. 1). Why was Zhou Yang’s first work D assignment unforgettable? A. Because it was his first work day as a reporter. B. Because he had the chance to meet his new boss. C. Because he made a strong impression on his new boss. D. Because he got some advice from his new boss.
2). According to the text, which of the following is NOT true? A A. The questions a reporter prepares to ask are fixed. B. A reporter must be able to tell when people are lying. C. Listening is a very important skill for a reporter. D. Zhou Yang’s colleagues are willing to help each other.
3). According to the text, which of the D following is TRUE? A. Zhou Yang covered a story on the first day. B. The footballer was proved not to be guilty. C. A reporter needs to take a camera with him or her. D. A reporter needs to take notes while listening.
Guess the meaning of these expressions cover a story a trick of the trade get the fact straight get the wrong end of the stick how the story goes a real “scoop” have a “nose” for a story
cover a story a trick of the trade get the fact straight get the wrong end of the stick
Be able to “smell” when sb is trying to hide a good story . clever ways known to experts to present ideas fairly not to understand properly To get the story first This is the story
how the story goes
get a scoop have a “nose” for a story
to report on an important event
listening:True or False
1 Zhou Yang’s colleagues are able to work in a team.
needn’t 2 A reporter needs to take a camera with him or her.
3 A reporter must be able to tell when people are lying . 4 While interviewing, the reporter would just ask the questions depending prepared before hand. on what the person says 5. A reporter can use a recorder to get the facts straight whenever he or she wants. if the interviewee agrees 6.The footballer denied admitted he took the money. 7.The footballer were proved not to be guilty. 8. Zhou is very enthusiastic and modest.
Complete the summary according to the passage:
If you get a job as a journalist , you can’t go out on a story on your own immediately . At first,you should work as an assistant of an experiencedjournalist.You can have a professionalphotographer with you to take photos.Your colleagues are very eager to assist you. When covering a story,a journalist must becurious . Only if you ask many questions will you acquire all the information you need.Listening is important.You have to listen for details .Meanwhile you have to prepare the next question depending on what the person says.If the interviewee agrees,you can use a recorder to get the facts straight and that’s the evidence to support your story.Do be careful so as to make sure your story is right and accurate,or people may accuse you of making a false report.
Interview (pair work):
Make up a short interview with your partners.
Group 1: a 108 –year- old grandma on her 108th birthday Group 2 and 3: the person who has won a lottery(彩票）of 3 .6 hundred million RMB Team 4 :a top scorer(高考状元） in the 2009 College Entrance Examination Team 5: Liu Xiang
Team 1: a 108- year –old grandma on her 108th birthday
Team 2 and 3 ’s interviewee:
a person who becomes rich overnight by winning a lottery(彩票）
Team 4: a top scorer(高考状元）in the 2009 College Entrance Examination
Team 5: Liu Xiang,the champion of the 110-Metre hurdle race in 2004 Olympics
1. Read the passage fluently
2. Find out the language points
3 Finish the exercises on the book in
Discovering useful words and expressions
Match the correct explanation to the phrases.
Cover a story To have a “nose” for a story An important story which your newspaper gets ahead of all the other newspaper You do not understand properly . Clever ways known to experts Be able to “smell” when sb is trying to hide a good story .
A trick of the trade
Get all your facts straight Get the wrong end of the stick A real “scoop”
Make sure the story is accurate.
Go and interview sb about an incident or happening