Have you heard the News?

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 :

live news


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

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.

Word Family

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

Sometimes we can put an article in front of an adjective to create a noun:

The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer.

In his book, “The Shock of the New“, the art critic and journalist Robert Hughes described the effect of new things on culture.

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”.

Links to More Ideas and Vocabulary

Truth is the Foundation of All Human Virtues
If you cannot trust people you will get nowhere

Giving Advice

Vocabulary is the Key

Life is Beautiful
Art and Love – The Heart Page

Nouns and Adjectives
Do you read novels?


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