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Talking about the News

Peter and Jack are friends at school. Peter has come up with an idea about starting a school

newspaper. He is discussing the idea with Jack…

Peter: Jack, I have an idea! I think our school needs its own newspaper to keep students

informed about what’s happening in the school and about events in the local area.

Jack: I think newspapers are a bit out of date… I mean, who is going to read a school

newspaper when everything can be found on the internet?

Peter: Well, nowadays, most people find information on the internet, but have you noticed

that recently, lots of fake news and fake profiles have appeared and that lots of

misinformation is being shared? We can’t take any news or information found on the internet

at face value…

Jack: Well, that’s true actually… but to print a newspaper, we would need to involve quite a

few students who can take on the roles of journalists who interview people and write articles


Peter: And there should be an editor as well. Actually, I could take on this role because it

was my idea to create the school newspaper in the first place. What do you think?

Jack: Sure, no problem. I’m busy with updating school’s social media accounts so I wouldn’t

have enough time to do editing work too.

Peter: I’ve been thinking about it recently and I think it might be a good idea to choose one

of our school students for an interview and put it as a front-page story.

Jack: I see you’ve thought about everything already… To make it really interesting, I think

we need to report on real, local news stories which affect student’s daily lives too.

Peter: Precisely! My aim is to educate our students and to find out more about our student

talents and skills. Let’s get a team together…

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Talking about the News


Phrasal verb
Example sentence
To put away something

To store things where they are usually kept.

Please put away your toys when you’re finished with them.

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To hang something up

To stop using something because you are no longer doing the activity or sport.

After the final fight of his career, he hung up his boxing gloves.

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To hang up

To end a phone conversation

I couldn’t hear him on the phone so I hung up.

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To put up with something or somebody

To accept or continue to accept and unpleasant situation.

I can put up his room being messy but I can’t put up with him leaving a mess around the house.

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To get up to

1.  To do something.

2.  To do something that others would disapprove of.

1.  What did you get up to on holiday?

2.  The children have been getting up to mischief recently.

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