What do reporters do?
As you already know, there are different types of reporters, depending if they work on the radio, TV, newspapers...
We learnt that television can broadcast live or pre-recorded videos.
The newsreaders are usually in studios but reporters need to visit different places in person. Some of them are near the TV studios but others are too far.
Before starting, take a few minutes to discuss what you think their job consists of and the differences between them. Write your ideas on a piece of paper to compare later.
Now, we are going to watch Keith's job, a BBC travel journalist.
While listening try to answer the following questions in your notebook.
- What does he like about his job?
- Can he relax?
- Is there anything bad about the job?
- Has he got a dream job?
An interview with Keith Wallace. BBC Learning English (Accessed on 30/04/2018).
Compare your answers with the transcription and do the quiz to check a bit more your understanding (Accessed on 30/04/2018).
Is it what you expected about a travel journalist?
Now compare it to Daniel's job, from BBC radio live Breakfast. Go to 4- Video: Finding News masterclass (Accessed on 30/04/2018)
- How different are Keith's and Daniel's jobs? Which one seems easier for you? Why?
- Which one do you prefer? Why?
- Were your predictions right? Why not? On your prediction paper, tick the ideas that are true. How many did you guess?
- Do you want to be a journalist now? What type of journalist? Why?
- Do you think you can be a good journalist? We are going to discover it now!
READY? You can practise being a reporter playing the BBC game iReporter (Accessed on 30/04/2018).