1.Which do you prefer, reading newspapers or magazines?
I would say I prefer newspapers. Newspapers in just ten or eight pages give
you a glimpse of the entire world, including all the sections. From fashion to
the general news to comics to sports to almost everything. In just one
newspaper, you have access to the entire world.
2.What type of stories do you like to read about?
I love reading autobiographies and non-fiction. Autobiographies because they
give a glimpse of lifestyle of a very successful person. You get to know them
when they were the mango people and what they did to become what they became.
Their struggle, the inner story, their point of view and for some reasons I find
it quite exciting. Other than this, I like reading non-fiction.
3.Have you ever read a newspaper or magazine in a foreign language?
Yes, all the time. I lived in another country for several years, so reading
in a foreign language was a normal activity for me, not just newspapers and
magazines, but all kinds of documents and literature. I still do it to maintain
my reading skills.
4.Do you think reading a newspaper and magazine can help you learn a
Yes, but it depends on your language level. If you are just beginning to
learn a language then it can be very difficult and frustrating – certainly not
the best way to try and learn a foreign language – but as you progress and
develop your vocabulary it is a good way to learn expressions and phrases
related to common topics in the news and current affairs, or related to a
specific topic in the case of magazines.
5.Why do you think some people prefer magazines to newspapers?
I think the reason might be that magazines are more specific. So, for example
if I am interested in reading about like sports, then a magazine will offer me
better articles and more specific, to be concise. It also de clutters all the
things that one does not wants to read.
6.Which magazines and newspapers do you read (why)?
Answer A) I prefer reading magazines on travel. Being a travel host, it is
very important for me to know about more places and understand them
theoretically, before taking on my camera and team along side. Travel magazine
also help me to understand the perspective of the other person for a same place
that I have also visited. Apart from it, I like fashion magazines as well. Not
for the reasons of fashion, I find them good entertainer when one wants to just
spend time idly.
Answer B) I only read magazines and newspapers if I’m waiting someplace and
they are there, and there is no other alternative. Most of the time, I prefer
doing something on my phone. But, either ways, I like to read sports magazine.
Cars and their engines excite me for the most part. I mean, there are fantastic
cars out there and in magazines, a perfect description is given. Newspapers, I
rarely read. I prefer getting the news on either phone or television.
track the news; peruse my favourite column; subscribe to a publication; catch
a news bulletin; follow a story
Types of News, Newspapers and Magazines
a broadsheet; a tabloid; the dailies; a weekly publication; a news source;
online news; a press conference; a media outlet; a wide circulation; a small
Parts of a Newspaper
an editorial; a subjective opinion piece; a column; letters to the editor;
Types of News
local news; international news; world events; current affairs; business news;
gossip; sensational news; the scandal received wide coverage in the press;
libel; breaking news; make the headlines; objective reporting; cover a story;
news coverage; analysis; the story went viral
The People Involved
I think I’m a pretty good news hound
paparazzi; unscrupulous reporters; a news anchor; a newscaster; a
broadcaster; a columnist; a reporter; a journalist; a photojournalist
phrases and idioms
a rag; the gutter press; yellow journalism
invasion of privacy
a slow news day