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When we have something new to tell somebody, we say:
Have you heard the news?
Many people watch the news on television or listen to the news on the radio or watch it on their computers. There is a difference. You can watch the news as it is broadcast or you can watch it later on the internet.
Live News Bulletins
If a news story is coming directly from the scene of the action, it is called :
a live news bulletin
That means the television footage is not pre-recorded. It is “live” or “instantaneous”.
Do you watch the news?
Which station do you watch?
What time does the news bulletin that you watch start?
A Possible Answer
I watch the SBS news at 6:30PM every night.
Fake News is news stories that are not true.
It is important to keep up with what is happening in the world but do you trust the media? More and more the media is controlled by governments and large corporations so it is difficult to get a balanced view of what is happening.
New – Adjective
I have a new car.
Newer – Comparative
My car is newer than his car.
His car is old
The News – Noun
I watch SBS news every night at 6:30PM.
Newspeak – Noun – Language
In the novel, 1984, George Orwell created a language which was the language of a world totalitarian society. It was called “Newspeak” and it was the language of propaganda. Truth was not important.
Truth is the Foundation of all Human Virtues
The New – Adjective used as Noun
The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer.
Art and fashion are dominated by the idea of the new. we discard things not because they are not useful, but because they are not new anymore. We adopt things not because they are good, but because they are new. We are obsessed with “newness“.
Newness – noun
The quality of being new is “newness”.