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NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES
should I read newspapers and magazines? I get news on TV and radio.” You may
have heard people say that. They don’t know that there is much more fun than
just news in a newspaper or a magazine.
You enjoy reading special
articles about hobbies, home, sport, and movie stars. Maybe you’ll like
comics. You read where to buy what you need at a lowest price, what happened
yesterday in your town and around the world. Newspapers also tell you where
to go for fun. They also tell you about shows and sports. Lots of events
happen to people, and newspapers tell you what happened, who did it, where
it happened, why it happened and how it happened.
No one can read everything
in the newspaper every day. But if you read a part of your newspaper every
day, you will know a lot.
The first American
newspaper was published in Boston in 1690. Now lots of magazines and
newspapers are published in the USA. They keep up with all the new
discoveries and events that are happening every day and bring the world of
events into your home.
Magazines and newspapers
can be divided into two large groups - mass and specialized. Mass magazines
and newspapers are intended for large group of people, living in different
places and having many different interests. Among them are newspapers and
magazines for teachers, for cat lovers, for stamp collectors. In fact, there
is a magazine and a newspaper to fit any interest.
Most U.S. cities today have
only one newspaper publisher. In more than 170 American cities, a single
publisher produces both a morning and an evening newspaper. But some cities
(fewer than 30) have different owners. The “New York Times,” “USA Today” and
“Washington Post” can be read everywhere in the United States. Do you want
to know the price? Today most sell for 45 cents or more a copy.
Surprisingly, many people buy newspaper more for the advertising than for
the news. Advertising accounts for 65 percent of newspaper revenues.
Here are some of the
magazines you might read.
“Time” and “Newsweek.” They
come out once a week and give summaries of world and national news and
background information on the news.
They are magazines that
print articles that have already been published some- where else.
They print short stories. Two popular ones are “Ellery Queen’s Mystery
Magazine” and “Fantasy and Science Fiction.”
Magazines for African
articles about African Americans and news of interest to black persons. Some
of them are “Sepia” and “Ebony.”
deal with many
subjects: family life, child care, health, home decorating, beauty,
marriage, divorce, and do-it-yourself projects. There are also advice
columns, short stories and articles about famous women. Other magazines
specialize in beauty, or other tips on face make-up and hair-does.
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magazines for brides and for teenage girls.
“Sport Illustrated” is one of the most popular sports magazines. It deals
with amateur and professional sports.
If you are interested in
model trains, antiques, sewing, cooking, crafts and magic, you can find some
magazines for yourself.
There are plenty of other
magazines to choose from, too.
Ex.1. Answer the questions.
1. Do you and your family
read newspapers and magazines?
2. What information can you
find in them?
3. You read newspapers
every day, don’t you?
4. Do you buy them or do
you subscribe to them?
5. Many newspapers and
magazines are published in Russia, aren’t they?
6. Do you know when the
first Russian newspaper was published?
7. What are Russian
newspapers that can be read everywhere in Russia?
8. What about the price of
your local newspaper?
9. What are mass magazines
10. What magazine would you
choose if you were interested in sports?
11. Do you personally have
a newspaper or magazine to fit your interests?
Ex.2. You know that papers
and magazines have lots of sections. Read these
headlines and try to guess what sections they belong to, matching the both
1. New Plastic Surgery Miracles.
a) Section “Families” (in a newspaper).
2. Dieting? The pill you must take.
b) “Midwest Living” (Everything about Midwest and
3. Focus on Health.
c) TV and Cable Guide (magazine or newspaper)
4. Where Have All the Manners Gone?
d) “Woman’s World” or section “Health” in a newspaper.
5. 1,000 children get HIV each day, study says. (Brussels,
e) Section “Daily Briefing World.” in a newspaper.
6. Storm Tips.
7. Fireworks, Music And Fun on the Fourth.
g) “Woman’s World”(the Woman’s Weekly)
8. Don’t Touch That Phone!
h) “Woman’s World” or section
(How to Resist Calling Him First).
9. Roam Free in South Dakota.
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Can you match the left and the right columns?
There are some paragraphs
from certain articles in the left column and the names of these articles and
newspapers in the right column. Can you guess which article each paragraph
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