In a newspaper you find the information organized into different parts according to what they tell. You probably know how these parts are called, but do you know how they are called in English? Visit these links and answer the following questions:
1. How do you call "the title of an article"?
2. What is the name for the sentence under a photograph?
3. What is the function of that line under the picture?
4. What information do we find in the lead?
5. Do front pages of newspapers contain "skylines" and "mustheads"? What are they?
6. What type of language is used in the headlines of tabloids?
7. Which questions does a good news article answer?
C) BIG QUESTION
8. Would you be ready to teach this vocabulary on parts of a newspaper to a friend? Visit a newspaper and choose one news article from the front page. Then write its:
a. headline c. lead
b. subtitle d. photo caption
Write down its skyline and musthead?
When you finish, show it to another student to be checked. You must check his/hers as well.
1 for each right answer (big question: 2 points)
8-9 points: great! you've done your job well and you have a good idea of the different parts of a newspaper.
7-6 points: good. You have answered most questions right. Think about your mistakes and analize why and what can you do next time not to make them.
4-5 average: You probaly lack some important information. Think about your mistakes and analize why and what can you do next time not to make them.
Less than 3: Quite poor: you have made some mistakes and haven't found all the answers