A newspaper is made up of several different parts called sections, each of them with a specific purpose. Match the name of each section with its definition.

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A newspaper is made up of several different parts called sections, each of them with a specific purpose. Match the name of each section with its definition.

1.weather forecast A. a part of a newspaper or magazine that has articles on films, books, etc.
2.obituary B. a special article that deals with a particular subject
3. sports news C. a game in which you write words which are the answers to questions in a pattern of black and white squares.
4. editorial D. matters that are connected with our own country.
5. front page E. information about entertainment and programmes.
6. horoscope F. a line of words printed in large letters as the title of a story in a newspaper.
7. classifieds G. information that is so important that it deserves to be printed on the front page.
8. headline H. matters that are connected with other countries.
9. reviews I. information about sports.
10. feature article J. matters that are connected with financial issues.
11. crossword K. an article in a newspaper which expresses the editor’s opinion on a subject of particular interest at the present time.
12. home news L. a report, especially in a newspaper, which gives the news of someone’s death and detail of their life.
13. foreign news M. a description of what is going to happen to you, based on the position of the stars and planets at the time of your birth.
14. TV listings N. small advertisements that you put in a newspaper or a magazine, usually because you want to sell or buy something or to find or offer a job.
15. business news O. a statement of what the weather is likely to be for the next day or few days.


Match the newspapers with the definitions:

1. national paper 3. daily paper 5. tabloid
2. local paper 4. broadsheet  

a. a paper that you can buy every morning

b. a paper that’s sold throughout the country

c. a paper produced in one town

d. a serious paper that reports world events

e. a paper containing sensational stories about the private lives of rich and famous people

Tabloid and broadsheet refer to the size of the newspaper – tabloids are smaller than broadsheets. However, when we talk about tabloids and broadsheets, we are really talking about the content.

The Press means newspaper and journalists.



Match the beginning of the sentences with the endings below:

1. A reporter

2. The editor

3. A correspondent

4. A columnist

5. The proprietor

a. decided what goes in a newspaper or magazine.

b. finds interesting news stories and writes about them.

c. owns the newspaper.

d. writes a regular column in a newspaper or magazine.

e. sends reports from a particular part of the world or about a particular subject.

A journalist is anybody who writes or reports news either for a newspaper or television.




Use these words to complete the sentences below:

front page headlines privacy
circulations supplement article

1. Did you see that really interesting … about India in the paper last Sunday?

2. Have you watched the news today? Somebody broke into the Queen’s bedroom.

- No, but I’m sure it’ll be on the … of all tomorrow’s papers. I can see the … already!

3. The tabloids are full of absolute rubbish.

- I know. I’m amazed they have such big … .

4. I feel sorry for these film stars. Reporters seem to follow them everywhere.

- No, they don’t get much .. , do they?

5. I love the Sunday papers. There are so many sections and usually a colour … too.


Use these common newspaper verbs below:

described announced demanded
claimed appealed

1. Pensioner Sam Mac Donald .. how his attackers laughed as they stole his money.

2. Police in Brighton have .. for witnesses after a man was attacked in the town centre late last night.

3. Angry friends and relatives have … an inquiry after a man died in police custody yesterday.

4. 500 new jobs will be created in the Health Service, the Government …yesterday.

5. Nobody has … responsibility for the bomb which exploded in central London yesterday.


Lesson 80.




Look at the following photographs.

Which of these people could be on the cover of a magazine? Why?

Now, look at the following magazines.


Could any of those people be on the cover of one of these magazines? Which?

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