Manual do professor

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Manual do professor

a) Is it common in Brazil for young adults to move out of their parents’ house after finishing high school?

b) What factors can justify your previous answer?

c) How does the cartoon communicate the idea that some careers are better than others?

d) Can professional success be attributed only to academic choices? Explain.

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1. Read the text below and fill in the concept map in your notebook.

A Day in the Life of a Journalist

There are many types of journalists, from the local beat newspaper reporter to the foreign correspondent, the magazine feature writer to the freelance book reviewer, and so on. It is difficult to pin down the daily routine of an average journalist. Journalists interview sources and review records to assemble, collect, and report information and explore the implications of the facts. […] Journalists must maintain a point of view while remaining objective about their subjects, which can be difficult; around half our respondents said that their colleagues sometimes got too involved in the stories. Interpersonal skills, excellent writing skills, and a reporter’s instinct (the ability to accurately assess the significance of obscure and incomplete information) are essential to success. The uncertainty of the daily routine makes it difficult to incorporate family, hobbies, and any regularly scheduled plans; but those who detest the predictability of nine-to-five jobs are attracted to journalism because “no day is a carbon copy of the day before.” Long hours and chronic deadline pressure can be significantly negative factors. […]

Available at . Accessed on April 22, 2016.

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José Bové, a French farmer and syndicalist, gives an interview. Port-Leucate, France,

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Journalists at the Agence France Press offices, Paris, 2013.


2. Now that you know more about journalism, learn about career options in this area. In your notebook, match the careers (numbers) to the descriptions (letters).

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