By the end of the lesson, students will
be able to
• Distinguishing facts from theories
• Explain the outline of the reading
What are various ways to
learn about the news?
Do you read a newspaper in
English? If so how often?
What is the major English-
language newspaper in
Do you Indonesian
newspapers? If so, how
often? Which parts do you
What do you know about
How to Read a Newspaper
Briefly look over the list of words from the reading that follows:
Tricks register overstressed yellow journalism
Doorstep op-ed “hard-news”
Getting Meaning from Context
On the lines, write words from the reading selection that fit
these definitions that fits the definitions. The letters in
parentheses indicate the paragraph.
1. Succeed in doing two things with one action (A):___
2. The place where you enter a house (B):__________
3. A kind of newspaper that does not focus on true news
4. The page of newspaper that has opinions of the publisher
and of readers (D):___
5. The opinion of the editor or publisher, in the form of a
column (similar to an article) (D):____
6. The title of a newspaper article (E):___
• Read the text entitled “How to Read
a Newspaper” Interactions 2, pp.
Discuss your answers to these questions with
1. Which sections of the newspaper do you
2. If you sometimes read a newspaper in
English. Does it help you to improve your
English? Which section help you the most?
3.3. Distinguishing Facts from Theories
Write fact or opinions for each statement taken from the
selection paragraphs pp 249-250
1. __ The Police chief does not want the truth about the
incident to be uncovered.
1. __The Jaguars and Supernovas played at Space Stadium last
1. __The people on “Survivor” were greedy and boring.
2. __There are plans to release other similar program.
Virginia Woolf Meets Moder Soul-Mates
1. __The Hours is Micahel Cunningham’s third novel
2. __His prose is careful and original.
• After New Order era, it is not difficult to find Indonesian press
which directly criticism the president. Under Suharto
administrative, no media was dare to challenge the government. The
text is about the relationship between the President (Wahid) and the
• After reading the text, students will discuss how important the role
of media for government. How was Wahid perceived by Media?
Were they supporting the Government? Were they critical toward
the government? What did the Gus Dur’s minister comment on the
• Find two local media (tabloid or newspaper) as the
examples of ”yellow” journalism. What is the
dominant issue exposed by the media? Do you
think their news balanced and accurate? Do you
feel entertained when you read them. Explain your
answer with evidence. The task will be submitted
on the following meeting (p. 12)