Unit 1 Newspapers
A new school newspaper
1. vote for 投票赞成
2. take charge of 主管；掌管
3. ask for 要求；请求
4. take notes 记录
5. be responsible for 负责；有责任
6. talk … over 详谈；讨论
7. make a list of ... 把……列成清单
8. be free for (someone)
9. pay for 付费
10. make a decision about …
11. ought to 应该
12. agree to do (sth) 同意做（某事）
13. in one week's time 一周后
14. a bit 一点儿；有点儿
Before – reading
Making a small survey.
1.Do you often read newspaper?
2.What kind of newspaper do you like reading?
3.What do you usually read them for? why ...?
4.Which famous newspaper do you
A1 Before you read the report, quickly read the
introduction and look at the picture. Then say
whether you agree (A) or disagree (D) with
1 The report is probably about a school
2 The students in the picture are having a
3 The students' hands are up because they want
to ask a question.
While – reading
Skim the report and answer the question
What should the students do before
publishing a newspaper?
Read the whole article carefully and
answer the questions.
1.What did some Grade Eight students at Mayfield
School want to do soon after the term started?
They wanted to publish a newspaper.
2.Who took charge of the meeting?
3.How many students attended the meeting? Who
There were five. They were Lucy, Tony,
Joyce, Jessica and Ben.
4.What was the last question at the meeting?
“What should the students call the newspaper?”
5.How soon will the students hold the next
They will have the next meeting in one week’s
6.Will the students make a decision about
the name of the newspaper at the next
Yes, they will.
Read the following words and phrases from
the article and choose the best meaning from those listed below
A. make the information or an opinion known
to the public by sending sheets.
B. prepare and print a magazine, book, etc.
A. the senior writer and the decision – maker
of a newspaper.
B. A person who takes charge of a meeting.
A. recommend something to someone.
B. put forward a plan or idea for someone to
A. something that you do or that happens to
you, especially something important that
B. skill and knowledge gained from doing
A. the person who looks after workmates.
B. the person who looks after a committee’s
paper work and records.
A. an official document.
B. one of the parts into which it is divided.
A. finish, come to the end of.
B. say something true.
Read the article again and complete
exercise A3 and A4 on page 3.
1.Lucy, Tony, Joyce, Jessica and I were at the
2.She was an editor of her class newspaper
last year. Joyce
3.You will be responsible for different sections
of the paper. Lucy, Tony, and Jessica
4.Should they pay for it? the readers
5.What should we call it? The school
A4 Read the report on page 2 again and
answer these questions with one or more words.
1.Why did the students elect Joyce the chief
editor and Ben the secretary?
They both had experience
2.Was Joyce a popular choice as the chief
editor? ____. Everyone ________ her.
3.What is the role of the secretary?
The secretary should take ______.
4.What are the editors of the newspaper
They are responsible for __________________
of the newspaper.
5.Did the students easily agree on the
name for the newspaper?
____. They all had _______________.
No their own ideas
6.When people cannot agree on ideas, what
does Joyce ask them to do?
think about it a bit
She asks them to _________________ longer.
△ elect vt. 选举. 推选. 选择. 决定
eg. They elected Reagan as President.
We elected to stay.
△ publish vt. 出版 发表
(publisher n. 出版商)
eg. He published several books.
Emily also published many poems.
△ suggest vt. 建议.提出
eg. It was a mistake to suggest Paris as the
If I remember, I even suggested it.
Anson suggests meeting you in
eg. Her father suggested she spend
three months in Spain.
“Let’s go for a walk.” he suggested.
△ vote for
投票赞成, 赞成选举某人, 建议, 提议
eg. I may vote for her at the next
I vote for stopping.
△ take notes 作笔记
eg. She took notes on the
Please take notes of the speech.
△ be responsible for 对…负有责任.
(n. responsibility. 责任)
eg. The bad weather is responsible
for the small attendance.
What are you responsible for?
△ take over 连接，接管，继承
He wanted to take over the job.
I don’t think I can take it over.
△ consider vt. 考虑
e.g.He is considering going on holiday to Spain.
We must consider the matter carefully
before we make our choice.
They are considering him for the
part of Rome.
△ make a decision 作决定.
I’m beginning to think I made a wrong
He made a hasty decision.
△ conclude vt & vi 结束 终结
e.g. We concluded our meeting at
△ arrange vt. 安排. 提议
(n. arrangement 提议，安排)
eg. I arranged the books on the
I’ve arranged to have Jack here.
Fill in the table（不限格）
Lucy, Tony, Joyce, Jessica and Ben wanted
to _______ a newspaper, so they
______ a meeting after school. Tony
suggested chief editor
__________ Joyce as the _____________
because she had ___________. Then we all
voted for elected
_________ her. And they ________ Ben to be
the _________. Lucy, Tony and Jessica
would be _______ of the paper. They would
be responsible for different ________ of the
After we read the
newspaper, we ought to…
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