IELTS speaking test questions and answers about news and media
IELTS speaking | Different ways of getting the newsNowadays, we probably have more sources of news than ever before. It's always good to have choice and variety. TV news is still the most popular for a lot of people, althoug maybe my generation gets their news more on the internet than through the traditional TV channels. My father still reads the neswpaper every day, that's another source of news, and my grandfather listend to the daily news on the radio. TV, radio, internet, and newspapers are the main ways of getting news.
Of course, it depends on the type of news, but national and international news appears mainly in the press and on TV. Other news would be more personal, for example, a phone call, and email or a letter, in some cases. But that's only personal news.
I tend to see most of the news on the internet. I visit various sites and my friends sometimes send me links to news pages or articles that they think I would be interested in. I watch news videos and read as well, but I don't do it every day, I'm not like my father - he sits down every evening at the same time to watch the news on TV - I usually scan headlines maybe every two or three days, ot if someone mentions something interesting to me then I'll look it up and find out what's happening.
Being up to date with what's happening in the world, your country or even your city I suppose is important, more important for some people than others, because you could still live without too many problems if you didn't watch or listen to the news. I mean,a lot of news is international which might never actually affect your life, even some of the national news might not have an impact in your life. But if you are, for example, a CEO in a large multinational company then knowing what's happening might be essential so that you can make good decisions about foreign inveestments and things like that.
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