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Keeping in touch with the news

A newspaper tells its readers what is happening in their community, in their nation and in the world. It brings readers information on all sorts of things. It is also a way for merchants to tell customers what they have for sale.

True or false

Tuesday, 24 March, 2009, 12:00am


Word Power

Match the correct meaning

1 blizzards

2 undermines

3 undaunted

4 turnabout

5 debunk

a complete change in opinion, attitude or method

b very bad snowstorms with strong winds

c makes something less strong or less secure

5 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Make your own newspaper

Every reporter has their own way of approaching a news story. But they all follow a simple rule: tell readers the important facts right at the beginning so that they can decide whether they want to read on for more details.

2 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Make your own newspaper

Publishing a newspaper involves more than just filling the pages. A paper needs to inform and entertain to keep the reader's attention.

But not all readers are the same. Some like to read every page; others just flip through until something catches their eye.

2 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Language point

(1) While start-up and electricity costs mean the farming method is still more expensive than relying on the sun ... (2) 'In terms of land use, this is 4,000 times more efficient than regular farming ... (3) The invention is billed as a way to develop purely organic vegetables with less labour ... (4) Red LEDs require less power, cutting the electricity bill by 60 per cent ...

15 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Language point

'A Las Vegas-style wedding has no room for parents or misty-eyed aunts.'

'Room' is a simple word that we all know, eg. the dining room. It is a countable noun. However, in the example above, 'room' means 'the ability to accommodate the contents', eg. leg room. It is an uncountable noun.

19 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Creative Writing

The mother deserves our respect for her diligence. From her, we learn that time management is very important. Otherwise, she could not do well in the office, at school and at home.

Yee-lin deserves a compliment, too. Her article is neat, with a lot of supporting arguments.

15 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Why we must avoid 'but, also and because'...

QUESTION: I wonder whether 'but, also and because' can be put in the beginning of a sentence. My teacher said that it was wrong, but I have often read some examples in newspapers. Please help.

3 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Publicity last thing Mother's Choice needs

IREFER to the article ''Foreign aid workers quit 'dying room' orphanage'' (Sunday Morning Post, January 9).

I am sure I am not alone in wondering what possible explanation can be given for printing such an article, especially when doing so will exacerbate an already sensitive issue and jeopardise the help that can be given to the babies and children involved.

16 Jan 1994 - 12:00am