IMAGES IN THE NEWS

Choose the best answer to each question. Then check your answers.

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1. Who provides the images we see in the newspapers and on television?

2. What do these people take to places where important events are happening?

3. When we read a newspaper, what do we normally look at first?

4. What should reporters do?

5. What do pictures need so that we can interpret them correctly?

6. Why is this becoming more and more important?

7. Why do more people take pictures today?

8. What happens before ordinary people's pictures are published in the news?

9. What is sometimes the problem of images on websites

10. What should we do before we believe the images we see on the internet?

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SPEAKING

1. Work in small groups. You are a group of journalists. You have just covered an important event (political, international, social, etc.). You are going to present a summary of what you have done to your boss (the rest of the class). Explain the event to them and show them your (imaginary!) photos.

2. Present your news to the class.

3. Listen to the other groups.

4. Vote on the best news items and images!

WRITING

If you were a journalist or a photographer (or both), what subjects would you be interested in? Write a short composition explaining your ideas. The following questions might help you:

- Would you prefer to be a journalist or a photographer or a combination of the two?

- Why?

- What are you interested in? (Political events, conflicts, international news, the economy, social events, etc.)

- What would you write about? / What would you take photographs of?

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