Module 6, Unit 8

“Newspapers and Magazines”

Base Sentences (856-870)

856 I sent in a subscription to that magazine. It’s put out every week.

856 Envié una suscripción a la revista. Se pone cada semana.

857 If you subscribe to the newspaper, it’ll be delivered to your door.

857 Si se suscribe al periódico, que será entregado a su puerta.

858 I didn’t read the whole paper. I just glanced at the headlines.

858 No leí todo el papel. Sólo un vistazo a los titulares.

859 The first chapter of the story is in this issue of the magazine.

859 En el primer capítulo de la historia es en este número de la revista.

860 I haven’t seen the latest issue of the magazine. Is it out yet?

860 No he visto el último número de la revista. ¿Está fuera todavía?

861 What’s the total circulation of this newspaper?

861 ¿Cuál es la tirada total de este diario?

862 I’m looking for the classified section. Have you seen it?

862 Estoy buscando la sección de clasificados. ¿Lo has visto?

863 My brother-in-law is a reporter on The New York Times staff.

863 Mi hermano-en-ley es un reportero de The New York Times el personal.

864 There was an article in today’s paper about the election.

864 Había un artículo en el periódico de hoy acerca de la elección.

865 There wasn’t much news in the paper today.

865 No había muchas noticias en el periódico de hoy.

866 How long have you been taking this magazine?

866 ¿Cuánto tiempo ha estado tomando esta revista?

867 Did you read the article about the rescue of the two fishermen?

867 ¿Has leído el artículo sobre el rescate de los dos pescadores?

868 Why don’t you put an advertisement in the paper to sell your car?

868 ¿Por qué no pones un anuncio en el periódico para vender su coche?

869 I got four replies to my ad about the bicycle for sale.

869 Tengo cuatro respuestas a mi anuncio de la bicicleta para la venta.

870 My son has a newspaper route. He delivers the morning paper.

870 Mi hijo tiene un recorrido periódico. Se entrega el periódico de la mañana.

Verb Study

1. send in =

(A) I sent in a subscription to that magazine. (B) When are you going to send your subscription in? (C) He sends in his subscription to the same magazine every year. (D) I’m sending in a subscription to my favorite magazine. (A) Envié una suscripción a la revista. (B) Cuando se va a enviar su suscripción en? (C) Se envía en su suscripción a la misma revista cada año. (D) Estoy enviando una suscripción a mi revista favorita.

2. subscribe (to) =

(A) If you subscribe to the newspaper, it’ll be delivered to your door. (B) I subscribed to the paper last week. (C) If you had subscribed to the paper, it would have been delivered to you every day. (D) I’m subscribing to the paper so it will be delivered to my door every morning. (A) (A) Si se suscribe al periódico, que va a ser entregado a su puerta. (B) Me suscribí al periódico la semana pasada. (C) Si usted hubiera suscrito el documento, habría sido entregado a usted todos los días. (D) Estoy en la suscripción del documento por lo que será entregado a mi puerta cada mañana.

3. glance (at) =

(A) I didn’t read the whole paper. I just glanced at the headlines. (B) She glances at the headlines before she goes to work. (C) After we had glanced at the headlines, we went to work. (D) I’m glancing at the headlines now. (A) No he leído todo el documento. Sólo un vistazo a los titulares. (B) Echa una mirada a los titulares antes de que ella va a trabajar. (C) Después de haber echado un vistazo a los titulares, nos pusimos a trabajar. (D) Estoy echando un vistazo a los titulares de hoy.

4. sell =

(A) Why don’t you put an ad in the paper to sell your car? (B) I already sold my car. I sold it last week. (C) She sells her old car each year and gets a new one. (D) I’m selling my old phonograph and radio. (A) ¿Por qué no pones un anuncio en el periódico para vender su coche? (B) Ya vendí mi coche. Me lo vendió la semana pasada. (C) Ella vende su viejo coche cada año y obtiene una nueva. (D) que estoy vendiendo mi viejo fonógrafo y la radio.

5. publish, put out =

(A) This newspaper is published every day. (B) Some magazines are put out every week, and others are published once a month. (C) He decided against publishing his novel at this time. (D) That’s a large publishing company. They’ve put out many books on education. (A) ¿Por qué no pones un anuncio en el periódico para vender su coche? (B) Ya vendí mi coche. Me lo vendió la semana pasada. (C) Ella vende su viejo coche cada año y obtiene una nueva. (D) que estoy vendiendo mi viejo fonógrafo y la radio.

Word/Phrase Substitution Drills

1a I sent in a subscription to that magazine, It’s put out every week .

1b I sent in a subscription to that magazine, It’s published every week .

1c I sent in a subscription to that magazine, It’s released every week .

1d I sent in a subscription to that magazine, It’s printed every week .

1e I sent in a subscription to that magazine, It’s issued every week .

2a If you subscribe to the newspaper, it’ll be delivered to your door .

2b If you subscribe to the newspaper, it’ll be left at your door .

2c If you subscribe to the newspaper, it’ll be dropped off at your door .

2d If you subscribe to the newspaper, it’ll be brought to your door.

3a I didn’t read the whole paper. I just glanced at the headlines .

3b I didn’t read the whole paper. I just glanced at the sports page .

3c I didn’t read the whole paper. I just glanced at the front page .

3d I didn’t read the whole paper. I just glanced at the comic strips .

3e I didn’t read the whole paper. I just glanced at the editorial .

3f I didn’t read the whole paper. I just glanced at the society page .

3g I didn’t read the whole paper. I just glanced at the comics .

4a The first chapter of the story is in this issue of the magazine .

4b The first installment of the story is in this issue of the magazine .

4c The first part of the story is in this issue of the magazine .

5a I haven’t seen the latest issue of the magazine. Is it out yet ?

5b I haven’t seen the latest issue of the magazine. Is it on the newsstands ?

5c I haven’t seen the latest issue of the magazine. Is it out already ?

5d I haven’t seen the latest issue of the magazine. Is it on sale now ?

6a What’s the total circulation of this newspaper ?

6b What’s the total circulation of this publication ?

6c What’s the total circulation of this weekly magazine ?

6d What’s the total circulation of this journal ?

6e What’s the total circulation of this newsletter ?

7a I’m looking for the classified section. Have you seen it?

7b I’m looking for the amusement section. Have you seen it?

7c I’m looking for the business section. Have you seen it?

7d I’m looking for the book review section. Have you seen it?

7e I’m looking for the editorial section. Have you seen it?

8a My brother-in-law is a reporter on The New York Times staff .

8b My brother-in-law is a copy editor on The New York Times staff .

8c My brother-in-law is a feature writer on The New York Times staff .

8d My brother-in-law is a linotype operator on The New York Times staff .

9a There was an article in today’s paper about the election .

9b There was an article in today’s paper about the flood .

9c There was an article in today’s paper about the earthquake .

9d There was an article in today’s paper about the bank robbery .

9e There was an article in today’s paper about the disaster at sea .

10a There wasn’t much news in the paper today .

10b There wasn’t much news on the radio this morning .

10c There wasn’t much news on TV tonight .

10d There wasn’t much news in the press release this afternoon .

11a How long have you been taking this magazine ?

11b How long have you been subscribing to this magazine ?

11c How long have you been getting this magazine ?

11d How long have you been receiving this magazine ?

11e How long have you been reading this magazine ?

12a Did you read the article about the rescue of the two fishermen ?

12b Did you read the article about the forest fire in Virginia ?

12c Did you read the article about the pedestrian that was killed ?

12d Did you read the article about the New Year celebrations ?

13a Why don’t you put an advertisement in the paper to sell your car ?

13b Why don’t you put an advertisement in the paper to sell your phonograph ?

13c Why don’t you put an advertisement in the paper to sell your lawn furniture ?

14a I got four replies to my ad about the bicycle for sale .

14b I got four responses to my ad about the bicycle for sale .

14c I got four answers to my ad about the bicycle for sale .

15a My son has a newspaper route . He delivers the morning paper .

15b My son has a part-time job . He delivers the morning paper .

15c My son has a job after school . He delivers the morning paper .

15d My son has a job on Saturdays . He delivers the morning paper .

Reading Practice

The American humorist, Will Rogers, used to say, “All I know is what I read in the newspapers”. This was an exaggeration for humorous purposes, but it is true that newspapers are an important source of information. El humorista estadounidense, Will Rogers, solía decir: “Todo lo que sé es lo que he leído en los periódicos”. Esto era una exageración con fines humorísticos, pero es cierto que los periódicos son una fuente importante de información.

Many people begin their day by reading the paper. In this way they learn what is going on in the world. Sometimes, however, they don’t have time to read the news carefully and must be satisfied with a quick look at the front page; at other times they may be in such a hurry that they have time only to glance at the headlines. Muchas personas comienzan su día a leer el periódico. De esta manera ellos aprenden lo que está pasando en el mundo. A veces, sin embargo, no tienen tiempo para leer las noticias con cuidado y deben cumplir con un rápido vistazo a la primera página, y otras veces pueden ser tan de prisa que no tienen tiempo sólo para echar un vistazo a los titulares.

There are newspapers to satisfy every reader. In the big cities there are many types of papers, with several different editions every day. In small towns there are fewer newspapers and perhaps only one edition, each day. In some areas the paper is printed weekly. Hay periódicos para satisfacer a todos los lectores. En las grandes ciudades hay muchos tipos de papeles, con varias ediciones diferentes cada día. En los pueblos pequeños hay menos periódicos y tal vez sólo una edición, cada día. En algunas zonas se imprime el papel semanal.

Most newspapers have several sections, especially on Sundays when the edition is larger than usual. There are, in addition to the front page with the most important news, the sports section, the society page, the comics, the amusement section, a business page, and the editorials. La mayoría de los periódicos tienen varias secciones, sobre todo los domingos, cuando la edición es más grande de lo normal. Hay, además de la primera página con la noticia más importante, la sección de deportes, la página de la sociedad, los cómics, la sección de entretenimiento, una página de negocios, y los editoriales.

Another type of publication which helps keep the population informed is the magazine. Some magazines are published weekly; others are put out monthly. There are news magazines, literary magazines, and magazines for such special interests as photography, sports, art, and music. Otro tipo de publicación que ayuda a mantener informada a la población es la revista. Algunas revistas se publican semanalmente, mientras que otros se ponen en forma mensual. Hay revistas de noticias, revistas literarias y publicaciones periódicas de tales intereses especiales como la fotografía, el deporte, el arte y la música. Some are primarily for men, others for women, and there is a selection of children’s magazines, too. In the United States, there are publications for every taste and interest. Algunos son principalmente para los hombres, otros para las mujeres, y hay una selección de revistas para niños, también. En los Estados Unidos, hay publicaciones para todos los gustos e intereses.

Questions

1. What is the function of a newspaper?

2. Why is a newspaper important?

3. Name three sections of a newspaper.

4. What is the purpose of headlines?

5. Name three types of magazines.

6. What magazines do you read? What newspapers do you read?

Word List