Mixer #41 News Source
Find out how these six people tend to get their news.
- Audio Slide Show
How do I get my news? Well, when I lived in Canada I got my news from primarily watching television and reading the newspaper. But since I moved over to Asia and started using computers more and more I find that I get my main source of news is the internet. Surfing the net for various news sites and the TV and newspaper become secondary sources for news.
How do I get my news? My news source would be usually the internet. Other than that we don't have a TV so I don't watch TV so sometimes when I drive actually I do listen to news.
Greg, The United States
OK, so sometimes I watch CNN. Most of my news comes from different Internet news sources such as BBC or, I can't remember the names right now but different sites and I also read newspapers such as the Daily Yomiuri and the Japan times.
Lucinda, New Zealand
The only time in my life I've ever read newspapers is if a professor or teacher asks us to read and bring an article to school. I don't think I've ever voluntarily read a newspaper. That's quite embarassing but I prefer to watch TV, or listen to the radio to find out about news or things like that.
Martin, The Unites States
I usually get my news in the morning off the Internet. I don't really watch TV so I don't watch a lot of that, but the other important way I get news is from the newspaper and my favorite magazine, The Economist, but I'd say the most important way is off the internet, reading a whole bunch of different newspapers on the Internet at once is a really great way to understand and see what's going on in the world.
Todd, The United States
Well, because I live overseas I get almost all of my news from the Internet, but I do buy magazines, like Time magazine and Newsweek and read them a little bit and of course I buy, I get the paper sometimes, but actually, when I'm home in America I really like to watch network news. I like the old network news, you know the big TV station, and they have the 6 o'clock news. I don't know. I just like it.
In Canada I got my news from primarily watching television.
The word 'primarily' has the same meaning as 'mainly'. The two words are interchangeable. Notice the following:
- elllo has many activities, but it's primarily a listening site.
- elllo has many activities, but it's mainly a listening site.
My main source of news is the internet.
Our 'main source' is the source we use most often to get something we want. Notice the following:
- iTunes is now my main source for music.
- TV is still the main source of news for most Americans.
TV and newspaper's become secondary sources for news.
A 'secondary source' is our second choice of how best to to get information we want. Notice the following:
- The internet is a good secondary source for research, but I prefer the library.
- For medical advice, see a doctor. The internet is a poor secondary source.
I don't think I've ever voluntarily read a newspaper.
When we do something 'voluntarily' it means that we do it because we want to, not because we must. Notice the following:
- She voluntarily left her job at the IT company.
- Despite the protests, the President would not step down voluntarily.
The Internet is a great way to see what's going on in the world.
The phrase 'What is going on?' is similar in meaning to 'What's happening?'. Notice the following:
1. Hey John, what's going on after class on Friday?
2. I heard a loud noise outside. I'm going to see what's going on.