TOPIC 8: NEWSPAPERS & MAGAZINES

NEWSPAPERS & MAGAZINES

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1. Do your often read newspapers?

Yes, I read e-news on a daily basis to stay on top of the news. I want to keep myself updated to the latest affairs taking place worldwide.

2. Do you prefer to read local news or international news?

I actually don’t have any preference toward these. Domestic news is obviously important because those affairs have a direct impact on our life. On the other hand, foreign news is very interesting, they can help me broaden my horizon, therefore I don’t want to lose track of either of them.

3. Which is more popular where you live, newspapers or magazines?

I think that people read newspapers more often than magazines, normally because newspapers are more popular compared to magazines. They are much cheaper and easier to understand. In contrast, magazines require monthly subscription, which readers are unfamiliar with.

4. Do you think newspapers will be very important to you in the future?

I have been in the habit of reading, so newspapers will always be a part of my life. I think it’s sort of a healthy lifestyle, as nowadays youngsters are becoming more reliant on smartphones and all types of social media.

Vocabulary

Phonetic

Meaning

on a daily basis

/ɒn ə deɪli beɪsɪs/

hàng ngày

stay on top of the news

/steɪ ɒn tɒp ɒv ðə njuːz/

luôn nắm rõ tin tức mới nhất

keep oneself updated

/kiːp wʌnˈsɛlf ʌpˈdeɪtɪd/

luôn để bản thân cập nhật tin tức mới nhất

affair

/əˈfɛː/

câu chuyện tin tức

broaden horizons

/ˈbrɔːd(ə)n həˈrʌɪz(ə)nz/

mở rộng tầm hiểu biết

lose track of

/luːz trak ɒv/

mất theo dõi cái gì

subscription

/səbˈskrɪpʃ(ə)n/

việc đăng ký

in the habit of

/ɪn ðə ˈhabɪt ɒv

có thói quen làm gì

reliant on

/rɪˈlʌɪənt ɒn/

phụ thuộc vào cái gì

5. 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’s affairs, 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.

 6. What type of stories do you like to read about?

I love reading autobiographies and non-fiction. I like autobiographies because they give a glimpse of lifestyle of successful people. You get to know them when they were the mango people and what they did to become what they became. Their struggles, the inner stories, their points of view and for some reasons I find these quite exciting. Other than this, I like reading non-fiction.

7. Do you prefer to read local news or international news?

I think local news is more preferable for me. I’m the type of person who cannot digest too much information that is brought about by international news. And the topics are often far from my concern. So I guess I like to narrow my area of concern down to something local.

8. Do many people today read newspapers?

As I’ve mentioned before, newspaper is more approachable in terms of content and more affordable regarding price. Hence, nowadays, people of all ages, genders or occupations love reading newspaper.

Vocabulary

Phonetic

Meaning

give a glimpse of

/ɡɪv ə ɡlɪm(p)s ɒv/

được nhìn, đọc qua cái gì

digest

/dɪˈdʒɛst/

nghiền ngẫm

narrow down

/ˈnarəʊ daʊn/

thu hẹp lại

approachable

/əˈprəʊtʃəb(ə)l/

dễ hiểu, dễ đọc

affordable

/əˈfɔːdəbəl/

rẻ, có khả năng chi trả được

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