Secundaria. Segundo grado.

Quest 2 Activity book

University of Dayton Publishing

Unit 5. Today`s News

Respuestas del libro

Before you start...

a. What can you see in the pictures?

Respuesta:

Massive media, news


b. Where do you see, read, or hear about the news?

Respuesta:

Newspaper, radio, television, others…


c. What piece of news have you recently seen or heard about?

Respuesta:

(Escribe noticias que hayas escuchado recientemente)


d. What was it about?

Respuesta:

(Escribe de que se trató la noticia)


Ver explicación
A. Look at the two newspaper headlines and answer the questions.

1-. What do you think the two articles are about?

Respuesta:

A department that got caught on a fire


2-. What are the similarities and differences between the headlines?

Respuesta:

The first one is more dramatic than the second one (Answers may vary)


3-. Which article would you like to read? Why?

Respuesta:

The first one because it caughts more my attention


Read the newspaper articles and match them to the headlines.

1

Respuesta:

Fire escape


2

Respuesta:

Inquiry into apartment fire


Analyze the two texts and mark the table.

Less formal

Respuesta:

1

More detailed

Respuesta:

2

Longer sentences

Respuesta:

2

Human interest


Respuesta:

1

C. Match the articles to the newspaper.

Tabloid

Respuesta:

1

Broadsheet

Respuesta:

2

Ver explicación
E. Work in pairs.

Look at the pictures and number the photos in order according to the articles on page 58.

Respuesta:

Picture 1 = 2

Picture 2 = 1

Picture 3 = 1

Picture 4 = 2

F. Read the sentences from the tabloid article on page 58.

Number the events in the order they happened.

Respuesta:

  1. 5
  2. 3
  3. 1
  4. 2
  5. 4
  6. 6
G. Work in pairs. Look at the sentences and verbs you circled from activity F and discuss the questions.

1-. Do the events happen in the past, present or future?

Respuesta:

Past


2-. How does the form of the verbs help you understand the order of events?

Respuesta:

Because the verb tells you it is in past tense


3-. Which sentences describe actions from the earliest part of the story?

Respuesta:

(Escoge las oraciones que describen lo que pasó en la parte inicial de la historia)


4-. Which actions happen at the same time as other actions?

Respuesta:

Dale Winton sleeping and Julie Parks walking her dog


A. Work in pairs. Look at the headlines and the pictures and predict what the news reports are about.

1-. Where and when do the events happen?

Respuesta:

In the present because it is happening and it happens in the city


2-. Who is in the article and what do they do?

Respuesta:

Swimmers rescuing people


C. With your partner, answer the questions.

1-. What was the purpose of the news report?

Respuesta:

(Escribe de lo que trató el audio)


2-. Was the news report clear enough? Why?

Respuesta:

(Escribe si la noticia del audio fue clara o no)


3-. What elements are important to include in a news report? Why?

Respuesta:

(Escribe los elementos importantes para crear una noticia)


4-. Do you think it is important to keep telling people the current status of a news story? Why?

Respuesta:

(Escribe si es importante mantener al tanto a las personas de las noticias y por qué)


F. Match the excerpts from activity B to what the people in the story said.

1

Respuesta:

My mom and I live in the first floor



2

Respuesta:

We moved upstairs to a neighbours apartment.

3

Respuesta:

The water is rising all around my apartment


4

Respuesta:

I learned to swim when I was six


G. Read the excerpts from the news report and number the actions in the order they happened.

1

Respuesta:

1- The reporter speaks with Brandon,

2- Brandon falls asleep,

3- Brandon’s friend calls him


2

Respuesta:

1- The reporter asks Brandon a question,

2- There aren’t any alligators in the water,

3- Brandon is thankful



A. Read the newspaper article and match the elements in boxes to the definitions.

match the elements with the definitions

Respuesta:

  1. Headline
  2. Placeline
  3. Lead
  4. Byline
  5. Photo caption
  6. Extended healine
  7. Body


B. Work in pairs. Discuss the questions.

1-. What do you see first when you look at a newspaper article?

Respuesta:

The headline


2-. What makes people want to read an article?

Respuesta:

If the headline is catchy and says something that calls for the attention, the reader will want to read the article


3-. How important are the pictures?

Respuesta:

Really important because visuals provides additional information to the reader.


A. Work in pairs.

Look at the pictures and say what types of newspapers and articles you can see.

Respuesta:

Newspapers and magazines, the news are about economy and pop culture


B. Answer the questions.

a) Use images?

Respuesta:

Provide visual information 

b) use headlines?

Respuesta:

To call for attention

c) use extended headlines?

Respuesta:

To provide more information that complement the headline 

d) use text?

Respuesta:

To explain the situation, the new or the article

2-. How do you think the language in each type of article is similar or different?

Respuesta:

Depends on the type of article, in an opinion article the language could be more informal, in an economic article the language can have words that aren’t so usual, tabloids use a more colloquial challenge, Etc.


C. Look at the images in activity A. With your partner, discuss and agree which picture represents tabloid newspaper and which represents broadsheet.

Picture 1

Respuesta:

Broadsheet

Picture 2

Respuesta:

Tabloid

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