Do you know the origin of the word teenager? teenager?
Do you know the origin of the word teenager? The element -teen (as in thirteen, fourteen, etc) originated as an inflected form of ten. The noun teen, usually used in the expression in ones teens from the ages of thirteen to nineteen, was derived from it in the 17th century. The compound teenage is first recorded in 1921, teenager in 1941.
Do you know the origin of the word news? One theory is that news developed as a special use of the plural form of new in the 14th century. A folk etymology suggests that it is an acronym of the cardinal directions: north, east, west, and south.
Where do you get your news from? TV newspapers magazines radio Internet blogs
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What is the situation with the newspapers in Russia nowadays? There are so many editions that it is impossible to count them. Dailies, weeklies, monthlies are at your disposal. There are 'quality' newspapers, which publish serious articles, dedicated to politics and economics. There are also the so called 'tabloids', where you can find very few news items, but a lot of pictures, entertainment, personalities and crime stories. You can subscribe to some newspapers, others you can only buy (at news-stands). There are also newspapers which are distributed free in the streets or dropped into mail-boxes. A lot of people have stopped subscribing to newspapers. Some of them can't afford it any more, some of them try to avoid the stress they can get reading newspapers and some are satisfied with television. Nowadays there is a fierce competition among the newspapers. They organise all kinds of lotteries, prize contests, tours and so on to attract as many readers as possible. A special question is that of financial support of the press. The newspapers are no longer supported by the state, so they have to look for financial backers and publish a lot of advertisements. Newspapers
Match the newspaper 'sections' (1-8) to the descriptions (a-h) 1. domestic a industry and company news 2. business b news about famous people 3. editorial с opinion articles written by the head of the newspaper 4. celebrity gossip d the latest arts news 5. analysis e free time and hobbies 6. finance f local news 7. lifestyle g in-depth exploration of news stories 8. culture h update on the stock markets Newspapers - sections
Match the newspaper 'sections' (1-8) to the descriptions (a-h) 1. domestic f local news 2. business a industry and company news 3. editorial с opinion articles written by the head of the newspaper 4. celebrity gossip b news about famous people 5. analysis g in-depth exploration of news stories 6. finance h update on the stock markets 7. lifestyle e free time and hobbies 8. culture d the latest arts news Newspapers - sections
There are magazines and there are also journals. A magazine is a large, thin book with a paper cover, often printed on shiny paper, which contains stories, articles, photographs and sometimes also news. A journal is a serious magazine on a particular subject, containing articles by university teachers, scientists, doctors, etc (The British Medical Journal, The Journal of the Cricket Society ) magazines
Complete the dialogue and act out -Do you love reading? -(Your own answer) -Do you use the Internet for it? -(Your own answer) -Which of these things do you use the Internet for? -( finding information on-line shopping playing games sending joining chat groups joining newsgroups ) internet
A blog (a contraction of the term "web log") is a type of website, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. blogs