1. Are magazines expensive in your country?
  2. Do you enjoy reading a newspaper?
  3. Do you like to keep up with current events?
  4. Do you read newspapers in other languages?
  5. Do you read the newspaper every day?
  6. Do you think it’s important to read the newspaper and know what is going on in the world? Why or why not?
  7. Do you think people need to know all of the news?
  8. Do you think that news agencies sometimes tell lies to make a story more popular?
  9. Do you think that news is censored in some countries?
  10. Do you think that reading a newspaper is a good way to improve your English?
  11. Do you think that the news is necessary? Why or why not?
  12. Do you think the news influences people too much?
  13. Do you think the news is shocking now?
  14. Do you think the news is too depressing?
  15. Do you think the news tells us just information without giving its opinion?
  16. Do you trust the information you get from the news?
  17. How does American news differ from your country’s news?
  18. How has it changed over the years?
  19. How has technology changed the way we consume news? How has it changed how the news is reported?
  20. How important is it for people to follow the news?
  21. How much do you trust newspapers, television news, and news from the internet? Which is the most reliable source of information?
  22. How much does the newspaper cost?
  23. How often do you read the newspaper?
  24. How often do you watch the news? Do you make a point of watching the news? Do you feel bad if you miss the news?
  25. If the news reported your week, what would be the headline?
  26. If you are someone who usually follows the news, has there been a time when you decided to stop? Why and for how long?
  27. Is the news censored in your country?
  28. Is your hometown newspaper on the internet?
  29. Should news be more entertaining or informative?
  30. Should the news give an opinion?
  31. Think of a news headline for the following countries: America, Britain, France, China, Australia, Indonesia, Russia, Germany.
  32. What are the different sections in a newspaper?
  33. What different types of newspapers do you read?
  34. What do people not need to know?
  35. What do you think about how the news is reported in your country?
  36. What do you think is the most important thing the news should report?
  37. What is the purpose of news companies in society?
  38. What is the role of newspapers in society?
  39. What is your favorite magazine?
  40. What is your favorite newspaper?
  41. What is your favorite section of the newspaper to read?
  42. What kind of magazines do you like to read?
  43. What kind of news stories interest you the most?
  44. What kinds of information can you get from the newspaper?
  45. What newspaper do you read?
  46. What sections of a newspaper do you like to read?
  47. What sells a newspaper?
  48. What was the most memorable news you ever watched?
  49. What would the world be like without news?
  50. Where do you get most of your news?
  51. Where do you get your news from?
  52. Which kind of news is the best for you? Why? Newspaper? Radio? Television? Internet?
  53. Why do we buy newspapers?
  54. Will newspapers disappear in the future?
  55. Would you ever consider getting a job in the news industry?
  56. you are someone who usually follows the news, has there been a time when you decided to stop? Why and for how long?

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