What is the purpose of the meida?
Do you think people generally take the news at face value?
What are some of the differences between television news and the news in the newspapers?
What makes a good news story, in your opinion. For example, celebrities and their cars, a
general election, the discovery of a cure for a bad disease etc
Have you ever been at the location of a big news story? Were the television reports true? If
not, what does this make you think about the reliability of television news?
How much news do you get from Facebook?
Is the news on Facebook more reliable than the TV? or newspapers?
What about other social networking sites, do you trust these sites to get the news?
Think of three news stories from your lifetime. One from the current month, one
from the year and one from any period.
Answer the following questions about each news story:
What news story have you chosen?
When did it happen?
Where were you when you heard the news?
How did you find out?
How did you feel about the event when you heard about it?
Lesson Plan by Rachael Alice Orbach-Professional English Teacher