Friday, March 18, 2011

Six Questions for Six Minutes

Good day everyone. I am sorry that some time has passed since the last post. Also, that not many people took the previous Six Minute English quiz! But I am very happy to see that Khrystyna, of level 2, has taken part in the Jealousy debate. See the comments in the previous post.

Another good forum for debates is the Rome Students' Forum. You need to register on order to write and express your ideas, but registration is very easy: just give your e-mail address and invent a password. I'll tell you more about the Forum in my next post.

And now for this week's Quiz. It's not the latest Six Minute English programme, but I thought it was interesting. Read the questions first:

1. Which of these seven countries, according to figures from internet world statistics, has the largest percentage of people using the internet?

South Korea, Germany, Japan, the US, the UK, India or China.

Put the countries in the correct order. You will hear the answer at the end of the programme.

2. Could citizen journalists ever replace traditional journalists? Answer this question at the end of the programme.

3. According to the Google employee, the best blogs will become ___ _____ ____ traditional journalism. (One word for each underlined space.)

4. Wikileaks generated __________ words.

5. Alan Rusbridger, editor of The Guardian newspaper, believes that the trained journalist still has a role as ________, _________, ________ and ______ of stories. (Four words each ending in "-er".)

6. And according to Ann McElvoy of The Economist magazine, we still need traditional journalists when we don't really know ............. (Complete the sentence appropriately according to what you hear.)

Now, listen to the programme. When you have finished, give your answers in a Comment, or if they are very short, in a Tag Board Message.

I look forward to everyone's input!

Useful further link: The Guardian

More soon,

1 comment:

Gabriella said...

1)The UK, South Korea, Germany, Japan, the US, China and India.
2)Citizen journalists are a very valuable source, especially when the story is on the street and it's clear who we support, but traditional journalists will always be needed to check and to make sense of large amounts of information.
3)as popular as
4)300 million
5)mediator, analyser, finder and verifier
6)what's going on and we need the traditional skills of journalists to analyse material.