Describe a piece of international news you recently heard
You should say:
What the news is about
Where and when you heard it
What you were doing when you heard the news
And explain how you felt about this piece of international news.
Okay, so a piece of international news I heard recently is news about the armed right-wing protestors breaking into the Washington State Capitol, which is clearly a very alarming event.
You know, when I first heard the news, I was at home relaxing and watching a movie, and then I decided to scroll through the news on my phone. I came across live updates of the break-in, and I saw frightening pictures of the people smashing windows, entering the hall of the Capitol, and occupying the building. Some of these people were dressed in pro-Trump gear and others were even carrying Confederate flags. So, they went in and looted the state offices, causing a lot of chaos in the Capitol building. In the end, after the incident, at least four people were confirmed dead.
As for how I felt about this piece of news, well, I am certainly deeply ashamed of America and its so-called democratic values. I mean, it seems unbelievable how a heavily armed mob could break into a government building, put everyone’s lives in danger, and do so much damage. Yet sadly, this was the sad reality of the Trump era. The former president encouraged many of his supporters to perform these acts of violence and defend him after the results of the election. The law enforcement was slow to act, and the pro-Trump mob ended up doing a lot of damage. Anyway, I’m really quite upset by this event, and I’m sure that January 6th, 2021 is a day that will be remembered in American history.
How do Chinese people usually get their news?
Well, I think most Chinese people usually get news from websites like Weibo or from TV news programs.
Which kind of news is more popular? Domestic news or international news?
In general, I would say that domestic news is more popular in my country, especially news about celebrities.
Do you think children should pay more attention to the news?
Yes, I think children should definitely pay more attention to the news so that they could be more engaged and informed about the world.
How is the news media changing recently?
Well, it seems like news media have branched out more and they’re covering a greater variety of topics.
Do you think when reporters report the news, they can actually change what happens?
Of course, I think that sometimes their personal opinions will affect how they present news, but reporters need to always remember to be professional and present the truth only.