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British (Online) Newspapers

  1. 1. British (Online) Newspapers
  2. 2. Can You Guess the Names of the Newspapers Listed Below? <ul><li>You can see yourself in it. </li></ul><ul><li>It sounds like a kind of train. </li></ul><ul><li>You find it in the sky at night. </li></ul><ul><li>An old means of sending messages along wires. </li></ul><ul><li>It doesn’t rely on anyone else. </li></ul><ul><li>It rises in the East. </li></ul><ul><li>It sounds like a letter or a parcel. </li></ul><ul><li>It collocates with ‘angel’. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Evaluating Your Newspaper <ul><li>What’s the front page story? </li></ul><ul><li>Find the Editorial. </li></ul><ul><li>Look for the letters page and read a few letters. What are the writers concerns? </li></ul><ul><li>Take a short article (about your country, preferably) and read it. Share it with the person sitting next to you. </li></ul><ul><li>What is the language like? Easy to read? Slang. </li></ul><ul><li>Is this newspaper similar to any in your country? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you like/ dislike about it? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Newspapers <ul><li>Some useful websites: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.guardian.co.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.independent.co.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://ft.com/home/uk </li></ul><ul><li>http://metro.co.uk/pictures/weird </li></ul>
  5. 5. Listen to the two men speak. Can you remember who reads what newspaper? <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/results ? search _ query = yes +minister- who & search = Search </li></ul>
  6. 6. So, who reads what? <ul><li>‘ I know exactly who reads the pepers: The Daily Mirror is read by people who think they run the country; The Guardian is read by people who think they ought to run the country; The Times is read by people who actually do run the country; The Daily Mail is read by the wives of the people who run the country; The Financial Times is read by people who own the country; The Morning Star is read by people who think their country ought to be run by another country; and the Daily Telegraph is read by people who think it is.’ </li></ul><ul><li>What about the Sun . The Sun readers don’t care who runs the country, as long as she’s got big tits.’ </li></ul>

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