Weekender 2006 / 7  
Weekender
 

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- British values

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- Bad behaviour

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- Broadband noise

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- My Job - News Editor

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We all like to have an idea of what's going on in the world and listening to the news on the BBC is a good way of doing that. Of course, we get to know the names and voices of the people who present or read the news, but who are the people behind the scenes and what do they do? In this "My Job" special, we meet one of those people and find out what his job involves.

As you listen to the programme, try to find the answers to these two questions:

1. People who listen to the radio are called listeners. What do we call people who watch television and people who read the newspapers?
2. How long might it take to plan coverage of a big news story, such as the American elections?


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Vocabulary from the programme

context
the events, situation and information that are related to the news story which help you to understand it

balanced
to give an equal amount of attention to all sides

deployment
to organise and move or send military troops to where they are needed, in this case, staff

staff
employees

good coverage
full and balanced reporting of the story

nerve-wracking
if a situation makes you feel very nervous or worried, it's nerve-wracking

pressure
anxious, in this case, because there's too much to do

bored
feeling uninterested, annoyed or not having anything to do

a thumbs up
approval, appreciation

feedback
criticism, praise and advice on something



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