English Across the Curriculum


Contents of Newspapers

  • International news – large format papers publish more news about world affairs than tabloids
  • National news covers the main events that happen in the country.
  • Local news centres on what happens in the state or district that the reader lives in . Tabloids have more local stories than others.
  • Editorials are articles that show the opinion of the writer .
  • Letters to the editor come from readers and show their opinion on certain topics or agree or disagree with an editorial.
  • Comic strips are a series of drawn pictures , mostly by a cartoonist, that show a story.
  • Crosswords and other puzzles give the reader the chance to solve certain tasks
  • Horoscopes give you a description of your character and the things that may happen to you, based on the position of the stars and planets at the time of your birth.
  • Television guides give the reader an overview of the programmes they can watch throughout the day.
  • Sports are a very important part of most newspapers . That’s why they are often given a larger section at the back of a newspaper.
  • Weather reports and forecasts give the readers information on local as well as travel and international weather
  • Death notices appear mostly in local papers . They show a list of people who have died in the region in the last few days.
  • Advertisements take up large parts of a newspaper and are positioned throughout the paper. Sometimes they can be a whole page in size, in other cases they make up only a few lines.
  • Advice columns offer tips for readers and answer their questions on certain topics
  • Movie, art, book and music reviews give the reader information on new releases. Reporters give their own opinion on how good a new film, book or a newly released CD is

Crosswords are very popular among newspaper readers
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