LECTURE, PART TWO: Getting a Story into Print


1 The following items contain important vocabulary from Part One of the lecture. Work with a partner. Using the context and your knowledge of related words, lake turns trying to guess the meanings of the words in bold.

1 whether or not the story is accurate

2 The public would have been misinformed.

3 Bill Jones could decide to sue the paper for misrepresenting his character.

4 That’s called libel, and it’s something judges take very seriously.

5 Every controversial fact should be supported by two different sources.

6 There must be no uncorroborated facts.

Work with vour partner. Match the vocabulary terms with their definitions by writing the letter of each definition below’ in the blank next to the sentence containing the correct term in step 1. Check your answers in a dictionary if necessary.

a given incorrect d the crime of telling untrue stories about a person

information e bring a legal case against

b unchecked f people or documents from which you get information

c correct, true

Now listen to Part Two of the lecture and take notes on your own paper. Pay attention to the signal words to help you follow the lecture.


Complete your organized notes for the lecture by adding information about Part Two to the column or outline format you chose for Part One. Then compare your notes with a partner.

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