Task 2D: Reacting to news stories

Task 2D asks you to write a text that discusses a news story from an English-speaking country from the point of view of one or more of the people in the pictures included in the assignment. You should choose the news story, but you are encouraged to draw inspiration from Text 6 in your preparation material.

Text 6 includes the opinions of Irish people of different ages and backgrounds with regards to talks in Northern Ireland to restore a power-sharing government which would have granted more autonomy to the local authorities in relation to Great Britain. The people cited in the text have mixed opinions on the topic. Some argue that it will increase tensions between people in Ireland, others agree the Irish need more power or even want Northern Ireland to leave Great Britain, while some claim nothing should change.

As we cannot choose a news story for you, we encourage you to think of interesting news stories you have studied during your English course. Perhaps you have been reading something from reliable English-language news platforms such as the BBC, The New York Times, The Telegraph, The Washington Post, etc.

Once you have chosen your news story, look at...

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