Interactive English: Reception

Reading and Listening

Magazine articles

on October 1, 2013


One of the activities next week will include summarizing and skimming four short magazine articles. Look at all four titles below. Choose one, think about it, then in the comments tell us what kind of information you think we might see OR what background information you already know.

Article 1: “What’s in a Name: South Australia”

Article 2: “Lost Youth: Middle East Urban Affairs”

Article 3: “War Reporters”

Article 4: “Book Truck: Tokyo”


11 responses to “Magazine articles

  1. Hiroko Takabatake (T4) says:

    I am thinking that article number three will give us brief introduction to the job of war reporters. Although I have heard of the name “War Reporters” , I did not notice until now that I knew almost nothing about it. Therefore I’m guessing that the articles will talk about the importance of the job and how they actually try to seek inside the battle to report the situation. Since there were many sacrifices in the past ( e.g. Japanese war reporter killed in Thailnd) the article might reffer to the danger of the job, too.

  2. Ai Inoue(T4) says:

    Judging from the title, article 3 is obviously about young people, perhaps children, of the middle east. I think it will tell us about how children there have to work for survival and how that results in them not being able to spend their time as normal children.

  3. Kyoko Nomura(T4) says:

    The article number one will be about the name of the places in South Australia. I see some places with animal names, such as kangaroo and wallaroo, and also some unfamiliar names in the picture. So I guess that the article might tell us why those places are named like that.

  4. Kaori Kubo (T4) says:

    From the title of article 1, I am presuming it will be something about how one can associate and picture images and information based off of something’s name. People might associate and visualize general ideas about “South Australia” like kangaroos and koala bears, for example.

  5. Arisa Kurihara(T4) says:

    Guessing from the title, I think that article 3 is going to tell us about the jobs of war reporters and also about some of the risky experiences the reporters have had. I occasionally hear about the death of war reporters on the news but that’s all I hear about them and I’m curious to know how they gather material and why they would risk their lives to do that.

  6. Moeko Ota(T4) says:

    By looking at the title of article 3, I thought it is about people who’s job is war reporter. Taking pictures and writing an article about what’s happening in the war areas around the world. The article might be explaing what they actually do, because most people don’t know what war reporters do for their living.

  7. Eri Fukui (T4) says:

    Article 4 made me think about the fact that e-books are still not in the trends in Japan, and that Japan produces many paper books, especially manga (the thick ones with lots of different stories) which are considered to be a waste of resources.

  8. Maiko Imai T4 says:

    Article 3 reminded me of a TV show. It was about Mika Yamamoto an jouranalist whom died at Syria.

  9. Miki Hosoda(T4) says:

    I think that the third article would tell us about young children living in the Middle East struggling from continuous civil wars. It may focus on children who were forced to live seperately with their family.

  10. Natsumi Maruyama (T4) says:

    Article 3 maybe about the region where wars happen a lot. I suppose Africa.

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