mean (meant, meant)意思是…
meet (met, met)遇见；见到
mistake (mistook, mistaken) 错误；弄错
mm = millimeter毫米
mom = mum妈妈
mommy = mummy妈妈
Newspapers, along with reporting the news, instruct, entertain, and give opinions. An important way for reading a large, big-city newspaper is knowing how to take it apart. Can you find these separate sections: world news, national and local news, sports, business, entertainment, opinions, classified ads? Does your paper have other sections?
News stories give facts, not the author’s opinions. Editorials do the opposite, you can expect an editorial to take sides. Some newspaper editorials have a by-line with the author’s name, but many newspapers have unsigned editorials. These reflect the opinions of the publisher or editor.
You can be a better reader if you know what to expect in a newspaper. For example, you can expect headlines to omit unnecessary words. You can expect to find the most important facts in the lead paragraph (the first paragraph) of a news story. You can expect important news items to be on the front page. You can expect less important items to be on the inside pages.
Most of all, the more you know about the current news, the more you will understand what is in the newspaper; important stories are generally presented one day and followed up on following days. So, an important way for reading newspapers is reading one frequently.
1.A good way to read a large newspaper is __________.
A.to do some paper-cutting
B.to read it from cover to cover
C.to find separate sections
D.to predict what is inside the newspaper
2.Which of the following statements about news stories is TRUE?
A. News stories reflect the opinions of the publisher and editor.
B. News stories contain both facts and opinions.
C. News stories tell the facts without any comments.
D. News stories express the writers’ opinions.
3.If you want to read some less important news without any details, you can read ________.
A.the lead paragraphs of the news on the front pages
B.the headlines on the inside pages
C.news items on the front pages
D.the headlines of some current news on the front pags
4.The best way for reading newspapers is to __________.
A.read extensively and thoroughly
B.read often and with certain skills
C.read occasionally and carefully
D.read them in detail everyday
5.The main idea of the passage is _________ .
A.how to find important news stories
B.how to read newspapers
C.how to tell apart different news sections
D.how to read stories and editorials