Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Is, um, it might seem like a relatively simple topic, but, uh, the news, um, when I started researching this lesson there is, uh, there are a lot of things that I can teach you about the news in English. So welcome to this English lesson about the news. Um, I'm going to jump right to the first page, uh, today and talk about news sources. But first let me make sure that everything is working. It looks like everything is working well at my end. Um, again, we are here for a lesson about the news. People are curious about what is happening in the world and what is happening around them. So most of us actually are interested in the news. Um, the news can be local, it can be, uh, the news of your country. It can be news from the world, uh, and you can get the news in a variety of different ways. So thank you for being here for this lesson about the news. As I said, we're going to start by talking about news sources. So when you talk about news sources, that means where you get your news from. So some of us are old and we still get our news from the TV. So we watch TV news. Notice there I said that you watch the news. Um, let's see here. Uh, yes, Deek, I've changed the color of the form and I've limited people to one question again that seemed to work well last Saturday. Uh, for those of you that aren't aware, you can only ask one question today. We're trying to, uh, limit the amount of questions. But news source, you can watch TV news. I mostly watch TV news. You can read the newspaper. So you watch the news on TV, you read the newspaper, uh, perhaps you listen to the news on the radio. That is still a very common way for people to, um, listen to the news. Or maybe you read the news on the internet, maybe you go to Google news or maybe you have an app, uh, possibly on your phone that you use to read the news. Um, so those are, I would think the four major news sources. Um, there might be others, but these are the major four news sources. The place where people get their news from. Um, so again, uh, we're going to start by talking a little bit about TV news. This is news that you get while you are watching television. Um, and again, this is my favorite way, uh, to watch the news are to get the news is on the television. Sometimes after supper at 6:00 PM, we turn on the television so that we can watch the news. Uh, and when you watch news on TV, you are most likely watching news from a news network. So a news network is something like CNN. In Canada, we have CBC news, this stands for the Canadian broadcasting corporation news. But generally you will watch a news network. I think most of you are familiar with CNN. This is a rather large news network from the United States. Some of you might be familiar with CBC news. Um, interesting fact. This news network has English broadcasting and French broadcasting. So in Canada you can watch the news in English. You can also watch the news in French. I, from time to time, watch the news in French. Uh, because that's a really good way for me to practice my French listening skills. So if you watch news on TV, it is from a news network. The person who is on the TV that is doing the talking would be most often called a reporter, but we would also call them a TV journalist. Okay. So this is a reporter or a TV journalist. You can use either word. Um, the, these are the people that go out into the world, uh, and they research what is happening. Uh, and they will report on the news. So a reporter has the name reporter because they report the news. Okay? So, um, I think TV journalists is, um, common as well. But for me, when I speak English, I would use the word reporter, television reporter. Um, if I knew someone who was on TV as a reporter, I would refer to them as a reporter. Um, I'm going to jump over and do some questions right away to get started. First question is from Vitaly Smirnoff. Hi teacher Bob. I hope you're having a great Friday. I'm going to say it again. It's the best time for the stream, one hour before I leave for work. Um, which news source do you prefer? I prefer, so I said I prefer the news on TV, but I also read Google news, so I go to Google news.google.com quite often. But my preferred method is to just sit on the couch and use the remote control to turn on the TV and watch the news that way. And it's definitely my favorite way to watch the news. Um, next question. I'll just do a few questions here. Kaiya says, hi Bob news. What's more popular in Canada? Just want to know the info boat Canada. Thanks. I think all the different kinds of news are popular in Canada. I think a lot of people get their news or read the news on the internet or on their phone using a news app, but I'm not sure what is the most popular. Um, next question from Gregory. Hi Bob. What is your favorite newspaper? What is your favorite kind of news, thanks for the answer. So my favorite newspaper is the globe and mail. Um, I actually have a copy of the globe and mail rate here. Uh, so this is, you can see there the globe and mail. This is a popular Canadian newspaper. We get it at school. So I often read it at work on my break. So anyways, just a quick, quick, a quick pause. There's no such word as quick in English. A quick pause if you're new here. Thank you so much for being here. We have about 328 people watching. We are talking about the news. If you are not a subscriber to my channel, there is a button over there, a red button that says subscribe and you should click it. Give me a thumbs up. Also during the lesson you can ask questions using the link that either Dave or Todd will put into the chat and I will try to answer as many of those questions as possible. And let's keep the chat for conversation and let's keep the chat in English. That is the best way to do this. Let me do one more question. Uh, Dick Shantz has the next question. Do you prefer reading the news online or reading the newspaper? Do you think newspapers will become less common in the future as reading the news online is more convenient. That is already happening in Canada. Newspapers, the print version of the newspaper, um, is having trouble surviving in Canada. Okay. So more and more people are reading online, so yes. [inaudible] I think newspapers will eventually become completely digital. Um, anyways, let's continue talking about TV news. The person here is called an anchor. Okay. This is a news anchor. Um, I think we used to say anchorman, but now there's men and women. So instead of anchorman, we just say news anchor. Um, because both genders can equally work in the field of TV news. So here we have a news anchor. The news anchor is usually at the news desk. Okay? The news anchor is not usually outside of the newsroom. The news anchor doesn't go out to report on the news. The anchor is usually at the desk and they are the main person that talks while you watch the TV news. So that is the anchor. Um, the person, let me go here. The person who goes out to report the news is the person that we would call a reporter. Okay. So just a little difference there. The anchor is inside the reporter is often outside. We also have what we would call a correspondent. So a news correspondent is usually, um, from my understanding a person who is in another country or who is far away reporting on the news. Often when there is a war in some part of the world, there will be war correspondence. So a correspondent is someone who goes to a part of the world where there is news to report on, uh, and they report back to, um, the news desk or the news network. So a little bit different than a reporter. I mean a correspondent is technically a reporter, but a correspondent would be someone who is out in the field. We would say. Um, so we have camera man, camera woman. So this is the person that you usually don't see when you are watching the news. Um, but we definitely have the people who operate the equipment. So whenever you see a reporter or a correspondent, there is often a camera person, a cameraman or a camera woman operating the camera so that you can see the news. Sometimes we forget when we watch the news that there is a camera person somewhere. Um, but there definitely is a camera person somewhere. Um, when you are watching, um, the news you would say that they are, you are watching a news story or a news segment. So this current segment is on American politics or this current story is about American politics. You can use either words. When I talk to my coworkers I would say things like, did you see that story on the news yesterday about that plane crash or some other news story. So we definitely refer to those, um, who are reporting, they are telling the story. It is a news story. Um, I, I'm just going to pause and say hi to everyone in the chat. There are a lot of people saying hello to me. Thank you very much for being here and seeing hi. I really, really do appreciate it. Um, for those just joining us, we are doing a lesson about the news. I'm going over all different English words and phrases that you would use if you are talking about the news. And we are in the middle of talking about a TV news. Let me find that sheet. We're about halfway through talking about TV news, one of the four news sources. Um, so I referred to this earlier. Um, the people who are at the news or in the newsroom, uh, we also call this a studio, but these people are reporting the news from a newsroom. So the room behind them, we would call a newsroom. We would also call this a studio. Okay. So that is where the anchors would be located. They would be in the newsroom or in the studio. And you'll often hear a reporter say, and we're going to go back to bill in the studio, or we're going to go back to the studio and Joe is going to talk about the weather. Okay. So often you will hear them refer to the studio, uh, as the newsroom. Um, or the new, they'll refer to the studio as the place where the dues is coming from. Uh, often when a reporter is out in the field, we also say that they are on location. So when a reporter is outside reporting on the news from the location where the news is happening, we would say that they are on location. Okay. So you'll even hear things like, um, we're going to go to Jane who is downtown on location where there is a parade. Okay. So on location means that they are at the place where some news event or a news story is happening or unfolding. Okay. Let me get a little drink of water here and then we'll do a few more questions. We talked about camera man and camera woman. We would refer to all of the people involved in the news as the news crew. So when you, uh, sometimes are in your downtown area, you will see a news crew. So you will see a sound person and a camera and a cameraman and the news reporter, you will see all of these people. Oh, Susanna just said on the scene in the chat. That is another location. Yes or sorry, another way to refer to it. You could say, um, Phil is on the scene at the, um, where the accident is downtown. So on location, on the scene. Um, but yes, the news crew is the group of people, um, that goes out to report the news and often they will be in a news van and I forgot to make a picture, but they could also be, uh, reporting the news from a helicopter. Some news networks have a helicopter in the air, you know, [inaudible], you know, the sound of a helicopter. Um, but I only made a picture of a news van. So you definitely have, um, different vehicles that news reporters use in order to get to the location where the news is happening. Um, and then the last one, I kind of mentioned this earlier, often a reporter who is reporting on a story from a location, uh, out in the world where we'll say, and now back to the studio where James is going to talk about the weather or back to you. Jim. Um, thanks for letting me report on this story. So you'll hear this phrase used when you watch the news. Uh, so that's TV news. Um, I'm going to do a few questions. I know I've been letting the questions build up. Oh yes, there's Gaga has the next question. Gaga says, what do you think about maybe people will abandon newspapers entirely in the future with the development of technology? I think newspapers will become fully digital. I think they will definitely be online only in about 10 years. Henry from Taiwan. Hi Bob. How does teacher Bob deal with fake news or the spreading of misinformation? Thank you. I try to read multiple news stories. So if I read one news story and I find it hard to believe Henry, I will try to find other new stories to read. Okay. So that if I read three or four stories on the same topic and I try to always get my news from a reliable source like CBC news, the Canadian broadcasting corporation, um, Oh, thank you so much, uh, for becoming a member. I have trouble pronouncing names when it's not the standard English alphabet, but sometimes [inaudible] will help me, but thank you so much for becoming a member. That is awesome of you. Um, next question. Let's see. Um, next question is from Lala Lolita. Hi dear teacher. We miss you a lot. How have you been? I've been good. How can we say what's new? If we meet someone? Come on. [inaudible] what other way to say that in English. Oh, so not technically related to the news, but a yes, we definitely just one sec here, Vitaly.