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3.14 Newspapers

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Published: 6.22.2017
Level 2   |   Time: 1:48
Accent: American
Source: Top Notch TV

Marie and Paul argue over whose newspaper is better.


    

Directions


  1. REVIEW the vocabulary / background.
  2. WATCH the video.
  3. ANSWER the questions.
  4. CHECK your answers. (Show Answers)

Vocabulary


  • 300 miles [n] - 480 km
  • trash [n] - not valuable / not true
  • give birth [exp] - have a baby
  • offensive [adj] - causing someone to feel angry or upset
  • assume [v] - believe something without proof or evidence
  • a limb [n] - an arm or a leg

[n] - noun,  [v] - verb,  [adj] - adjective,  [exp] - expression


Background


Mr. Evans Marie Bob Paul
Mr. Evans Marie Bob Paul
  • Mr. Evans, Marie, Bob and Paul all work in a travel agency.
  • They are eating lunch together.
  • Paul and Marie have just returned to the restaurant with newspapers.

Questions


  1. Paul's newspaper says that a woman ___.
    was killed by a tornado.
    was carried a long distance by a tornado.
    was telling a lie about a tornado.

  2. Marie thinks that ___.
    stories in newspapers are always true.
    the stories in Paul's newspapers are untrue.
    Paul's newspaper is cheap.

  3. Paul thinks that ___.
    stories in newspapers are always true.
    the stories in his newspapers are untrue.
    his newspaper is cheap.

  4. Marie thinks her newspaper ____.
    has real news
    is fiction
    is easier to read

  5. Paul thinks his newspaper ____.
    has more stories than Marie's
    is easier to read
    is more interesting

  6. Paul's newspaper has stories about ...
    a house made of bread.
    a cow that can talk.
    a family murder.
    aliens visiting Earth.
    people injured in a train accident.
    a two-headed baby.
    a dangerous storm.
    a man with extra limbs.

  7. Marie's newspaper has stories about ...
    a house made of bread.
    a cow that can talk.
    a family murder.
    aliens visiting Earth.
    people injured in a train accident.
    a two-headed baby.
    a dangerous storm.
    a man with extra limbs.

  8. Marie is offended because ___.
    the stories in Paul's newspaper are too violent
    the stories in Paul's newspapers are obviously untrue
    Paul doesn't want to read her newspaper

  9. Paul is offended because ___.
    the stories in Marie's newspaper are too violent
    the stories in Marie's newspapers are obviously untrue
    Marie doesn't want to read his newspaper

  10. Bob and Mr. Evans ___.
    agree with Marie
    agree with Paul
    don't want to get involved


Script



Paul: Look at this. The paper says that a tornado carried a woman for 300 miles, and she lived to tell about it.
Marie: I’m not sure if you know this, but that story isn’t true.
Paul: It’s in the paper. It must be true.
Marie: That paper is trash. I can’t believe you’re reading it.
Paul: What do you mean?
Marie: It’s fiction, not news. Nothing in there is true. If you want real news, you have to read this paper.
Paul: That paper is boring. This one’s much more interesting.
Marie: “Woman Gives Birth to Cow!” “Man Builds House from Bread!” “Baby with Two Heads!” Come on. This is offensive.
Paul: “Storm Kills 100 in Texas.” “Train Accident Kills Five, Injures More.” “Man Kills Wife and Son.” I’m sorry, but all that death and destruction is pretty offensive to me.
Marie: I know that these things happened. And I know that those didn’t.
Paul: You don’t know that. You just assume that it’s true.
Marie: Let’s ask Bob and Mr. Evans what paper they read. Never mind. Let’s just read.
Paul: That sounds good to me. Look at this! “A Man with Four Legs!”