Friday, November 18, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Her name is Huichen. She came from Taiwan. She told me that she likes to exercise with her husband every morning in a park near her house and come back home to eat breakfast. She does some chores in the house.
Her hobby is reading Chinese books, especially history books. Her most memorable event is when she climbed to the top of a high mountain in Taiwan and looked down feeling very scared. She told me that she wants to pass an interview to become a U.S. citizen.
She usually follows the news on TV. She wants to watch about her country and what happened at there. She believes her husband. When she wants to get a clear view of things talked about in the news, she always discusses with her husband. I don’t always believe news either. I think that some news is just speculation only and I am not sure whether it has happened or not.
Thank you for reading my report.
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By Anh Ngo
at Milpitas Adult School. She told me about herself. She like to go to the gym every day, and she enjoys running too. Her most memorable event is when she got married.
Her dream is to make a long voyage to Antarctica.
She usually listens to music on the radio and she watches world news, sport news on TV on First Channel, a Russian channel. She often uses www.yandex.ru for Russian news. She does not believe any news, and she just believes herself.
By Bich Nguyen
Her interests also include world news, national news, and health news…etc. Besides, she told me that looking at fashion news every day is very important to her. She often goes to www.vogue.com because this website talks about fashion topics. She often reads magazines such as Vogue and EllE, which I think also regard to the same things.
When I ask her “who do you believe”, she said that she chooses to believe herself, because one thing always has two sides and people usually cannot objectively comment on both sides. I agree with her.
By Yuming Chao
I interviewed my partner, whose name is Hisking Tien. He is an old man. He is 78 years old. He is from Taiwan. He likes using computer to watch news. His dream is to live for a long time. I hope he will. He and his daughter live in the U.S.A. but they don’t live together.
In my interview, he said he always follows the news, headlines or top stories, and weather forecast. He looks news on the internet using Google and listens to NPR before he goes to sleep every night. He likes to watch weather forecast, because he wants to know about everyday weather. He doesn’t like entertainment, and he thinks that is what young people are interested in. He never watches CNN news, because he doesn’t understand English very well. If important and serious news are discussed in the news, he believes himself. He doesn’t believe everything that he sees, and he only believes his own feelings.
By Xueqin Weng
such as where she comes from, her education, family, and etc.
She told me that she comes from China and she has been here for nearly two years. She intends to go to college next year. Now she studies ESL at Milpitas Adult Education Center.
In her free time, she prefers playing on computer and she enjoys using Google and Yahoo to link with her key-pals. She's also interested in reading newspapers.
In the meanwhile, I asked her how to judge the objectivity of the information from these papers. She told me that she uses her brain and experience to judge them.
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011
She sometimes follows the news. Her interests include world news, local news, national news, headlines or top stories, entertainment, health, technology, education, business, traffic report, and weather forecast. Everyday she gets news from T.V, radio, and internet. Here are some sources she likes: CNN News, ABC News, Bloomberg News, and WWW.Yahoo.com. She believes CNN News, and she thinks they tell the truth.
She also thinks her perspectives are being presented and sometimes she shares news with her husband and her father in-law.
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She lives with her husband. They sometimes follow the news on TV about three times a week. She is interested in World news (especially political news), and local news (especially crime), and entertainment. Her favorite channel is CNN news, and she also likes to go on internet at www.yahoo.com too.
She just believes in herself. She told me “when I see some news about Viet Nam here, especially politics, I believe half and half”. Because almost people in US follow The Democratic Republic of Vietnam; but in fact in Viet Nam, the people follow The Socialist Republic of Vietnam. They have different political system, and only positive things not negative ones about themselves are talked about. So, she often discusses news with many people and follows many channels. I think she is right, because I am the same.
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Georgina need take care her children, so she doesn’t has enough time can watching TV news every day! But she said when she watching news she likes watching world news, local news, national news, and headlines news, health, sports, technology, and education, weather forecast…etc. and she also use internet and TV, and newspaper. She specific source is CNN News.
She believes her country's news is true, but not necessarily advice or to give her feedback, she just wanted to use to seen news to miss her home country.
By Sarah Kuo
He usually reads news after lunch time. He likes to go to Internet, radio or TV to look for every thing. The website he always uses is YAHOO in Chinese language. And every night he watches DONGSHEN ET news, a Taiwanese TV station on channel 57, with family. He can find everything including news, weather forecast, health…If he drives he listens to FM105.1.a Chinese radio station for some traffic report.
So I think he really likes to follow the news. He told me he usually believes all of the news but he will check various resources to make sure his perspectives are being presented.
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Monday, November 14, 2011
Some of our classmates follow the news more than others and we are interested in many things. For example, Hoa likes to know about local news in our community. Jingsen is interested in world news. Hien reads the Vietnamese newspaper to find jobs or look for an apartment. Behzad from Iran loves cars, so he looks for news about cars in magazines.
Where do we look for news? Yan Ling read the Chinese newspaper and goes online to Chinese news sites. Some Vietnamese students read the weekly Vietnamese paper called Thang Mo. Orawan, who is from Thailand reads the Milpitas Post. The TV news program mentioned most was CNN. Behzad likes to watch CNN for news about his country and world news. Dat enjoys going to the Voice of America website (VOA) to practice his English and read news in Special English.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Posted by Phuong Nguyen
The most memorable event in her life is the day when her sons were born. When I asked her “How about your wedding?”, she said “I can forgot the day I got married but I never forget the day my sons were born.” She is a great mother!
There are five people in her family: Ping Wang, her husband, two sons and a daughter. They have lived in a small house together for a long time. Her dream is to buy a big house for her family and to help her daughter become a famous musician.
Every morning, she checks the news from computer at www.epochtimes.com and sometimes from some Chinese newspapers or through her friends. She follows the news and she is interested in local news and world news. She didn’t believe anything about news when she lived in China, and now in America she can believe what the news says and sometimes she still doesn’t believe. She would rather believe in herself.
She thinks her perspectives are being presented. Sometimes in some Chinese news, she doesn’t agree with some things so she comments in Chinese but she never gives feedback to world news because she thinks that maybe she can’t understand the news clearly, and she might misunderstand it. Another reason is that her English is poor to write and explain her ideas.
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He wants to know news but he doesn’t follow the news that often. He likes sports, for example, basketball, soccer and swimming. So sports news is his favorite. And sometimes she looks at world news, entertainment, and technology, which is not only on Internet and TV but also in magazines and through friends. But he doesn’t believe everything he sees, and he said that he only believed himself.
He is good at designing .He got a scholarship for computer programming when he was 20 years old in VN. But he didn’t want to be a computer engineer. He dreams of winning the lottery in the future so that he will have a lot of money.
I can’t do anything for him, so I only give my best wishes for him. Hope his dream will come true.
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Sunday, November 6, 2011
Friday, November 4, 2011
I'd like to introduce my classmate Nalinee from Thailand. I interviewed her about news what she believes.
She follows the news with the newspapers and internet in English and her own language. Her sources of information are yahoo and dailynews and so on.
She is interesting in headline news so she doesn't care it's economics, politics or health if it's big news.
Not only one resource but various resources she checks and her perspective sometimes being represented.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Hi, everybody This is Abdulla Naim. I am from Bangladesh. I want improve my learning English. That is why i am taking ESL 66. In the picture the handsom guy standing in my left side he is Thant Zin Aung. He is a student of CCSF and he is my classmate. Few days ago we were discussing about news and its reliability. I asked him few question and he answered me deliberately. The first question that i asked him it was weather he follow the news or not ? In reply he told me that he follow different sources of news. Being a representative of new generation he likes to follow the news on internet. He has special interest in various sector For example Fashion, Sports, Entertainment, Science, Economics and International News. He told me that some News Agencies publish fabricated news for their own economical benefits. That is why he don not rely on any particular news agencies. He look into different sources and compare the news to get actual story. www.aljazeera.com, www.bbcworldservice.com These are the main news agencies he likes to follow.
----------- By Ziyan LUO, Palo Alto Adult School ESL Student
Yuliya is a pretty and smart girl from Belarus. She usually wakes up early in the morning around 7:00 am and spends about 30 mins on reading news during the breakfast time. Normally she would skim all titles and headlines of all news from some websites and dig more details on those she is really interested in. The websites she always use for news include www.tut.by in her native language ( a very nice website with a collection of all different subjects of news such as education, politics, society, entertainment, life and arts from different local newspapers and magazines in Belarus) and also http://www.paloaltoonline.com/ and http://www.mv-voice.com/ after she moved to Mountain View. CNN is one of her favorite websites for reading news as well. Most of these websites are just presenting facts and information and hence with an objective view. So she always trusts what they told to the public. Yuliya also made some list of favorite websites which make her easy to get the appropriate website directly for specific purpose. For instance, she always uses www.veetle.com and www.YouTube.com to watch movies online. I am so glad to have this chance to know her more.
My partner Anlai who is
interested in politics, sports, and touched story follows the news every day. He
likes to go to the Internet, radio, or TV to look for news. He doesn’t believe
anything because some people say something that’s fabricated. Anlai thinks his
perspectives are being represented. What he thinks about the government that is
represented in a piece of news. He told me it’s funny to watch news.
She likes to read Myemama political, San Francisco weather and criminal. And coupons on the
news or web are intersting to her.
Usually she reads news from CNN,BBC,GooGle and Yahoo. She doesn't care about edtor and
writer she reads everythinh she is able to read.
And she reads new from internet.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Thant Zin Aung, City College of San Francisco ESL Student. I have been in the U.S for around 8 months. I really like lifestyles in here. Everything is I have to do it my own.
Last Monday, i have interviewed with my new classmate who is from Japan. The reason of calling new classmate is that I haven't talked to him in the class before. His name is Yohei.
Do you follow the news?
I am surprised about him because he doesn't like to follow the news on channels, journals, magazines and so forth. He doesn't seems to get up-to-date information from the crucial news.
What Interests you?
He likes to do sports.
Where do you look?
He look Live sports on the television.
Are your perspectives being represented?
No.He doesn't care about the news including the weather predictions, earthquakes,political news,etc.
Who do you believe?
He believes teachers because this is the only way to improve English skills for him. =D
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Because she is too shy to post her photo. So unfortunately, you get mine.
T: Yes, almost every day.
T: Hollywood entertainment news.
T: TV and Internet, Yahoo and Channel 7.
T: If that are some gossips, I would not believe. But I believe Yahoo and Channel 7.
T: Yes, I could read Johnny Deep's news.
Tran watchs news two days a week. She likes to watch politics, movie review, weather, and some local news. She usually get the news from TV, newspaper, and Internet. She reliances the news from TV and newspaper. She interesting in Lybia politics. Because she likes to watch people wearing different costumes.
Stephanie Jiang (left) and Tran Tran (right)
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Sophia: Do you follow the news?
Yvonne: yes. I follow the news every day.
Sophia: What interests you?
Friday, October 28, 2011
By Kenneth Carl Torio, City College of San Francisco ESL Student
I would like to introduce my classmate, Sukanda O' Donnell. O' Donnell follows the news often at least three times a week because her interest is about political news and also in the world news. There are many kinds of news titles she look at such as, NBC, CNN, Fox, CBS, and Bangkok Post online newspaper as well.O' Donnell believes in the newscasters named, Ann Curry from NBC, Wolf Blitzer from CNN, and last but not least, Brian Williams from NBC night news because she thinks they deliver the message very well. Most of the time her perspective was being represented and she watch both political sides to get different ideas and compare their information and see different political views.
Sukanda O' Donnell on the left, Me on the right
The interviewee is my ESL 66 classmate named Kenneth. He follows the news, but only major stories, like natural disasters. His news perspective is being represented by the news station which he watches, from the Philippines, such as "TV Patrol" and "24 Hours". Although, he pointed out that it is a good idea to get different details from a variety of sources. Therefore, he occasionally checks out news from ABC in the U.S. as well.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
By Yvonne ESL66 student, City College of San Francisco
Sophia , who comes from China, follows the news every day, She is interested in international, local news, entertainment and people lives. She usual looks from the in ternet to get the news. Such as "sohoo.com"and"new york times". Sometimes she believes it, but some medias are controlled by the goverment, she doesn't believe because the news lacks of true. She just trust famous media, For example "new york times".
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
My classmate Mayuko is from Japan. She's been America with her husband for one month, and she is very new.
Monday, October 17, 2011
by Sophy, Palo Alto Adult School ESL student
Kimi comes from Japan. She likes to read news via the internet. She is most interested in economy and business news on " Yahoo Japan", "CNN" and "The Wall Street Journal". Kimi prefers to read " The Wall Street Journal" and believes this web site. She also thinks it has an objective view and her perspective is being represented.
I introduce my nice friend who called Hui Ling.
She came here just only two months ago from Taiwan! She is very new. :)
She says that everything is different here from her country but interesting. She enjoys this life.
She follows the news in the weekend.
She interests in political/life/health/weather forecast news.
She say that sometimes a lot of people (newspapers,TVs,politicians) give us the different information even though same an occurrence.
That's why she checks the fix sources.
For example, when she follows the political news she checks "The Liberty Times" site by the internet, when she follows the international news she checks "CNN News" by TV.
She has her view when she follows the news. I think it is very important to understand the news exactly.
On Monday morning, I had an interview with KAZUE who comes from Japan, and has lived in the U.S. for one and half years.
She follows the news every morning. This includes local, science, technology, or anything that catches her eye. KAZUE surfs the web and gets her news from "Yahoo.co.jp". In addition, she also watches "CNN News" on television to learn what's happening.
Though there are so much news everyday, KAZUE prefers to read the sources mentioned above and discusses these with her husband. Kazue's views are sometimes represented.
Let me introduce my partner Julia from Mexico. Julia is a nice, helpful person and lives in Sunnyvale. She catches the news on the radio at 94.9, when she drives in her car. Futhermore, she follow the news online. She is interested in the economy in Mexico and follows the news all around the world. Most of time she gets the news online, CNN is one of the websites that she trusts but for all that she is not naive and can tell the difference from real facts and gossip.
By Fari, Palo Alto Adult School ESL Student
I would like to introduce my classmate and friend Lily. She is from El Salvador. She has lived in USA for 10 years. She’s married and has a 6 year old son. She doesn’t follow the news very often, but sometimes she listens to headline news from channel 7 and also she follows news in Spanish although she believes that channel 7 is more reliable source for following news.
My name is Elizabeth and I go to Greendell Adult school.Today I interviewed one of my classmates and her name is Esther, she came from Taiwan 5 months ago and she live with her husband in Los Altos. Esther follows the news everyday, she reads the Los Altos local newspaper or goes into yahoo and google for international news.Her interest is the Headlines, entertainment. She doesn`t really believe everything in the newspapers and when she has a doubt, she does some research on the internet on googlenews.
Today I had a chance to talk to Elizabeth and Sam about their habit of news reading .
Elizabeth is from Senegal and she has been living here for 2 years. Everyday Elizabeth spends some times to watch ABC, CNN and KTVU. She is most interested in
headline and entertainment related news. Elizabeth thinks the news from CNN is more trust worthy and sometimes her perspectives are being represented.
I am acquainted with Yanna. She came to U.S. from China.
She told me that she follows the news every day. Most interests news for her are the economy and entertainment, world news.
She always looks for the news at the internet (yahoo.com), TV (CNN) and radio (FM 95.5).
She believes the TV news reporter most than the other, but not all the news, because sometimes they have themselves opinion.
If the news she believes she'll be represent.
My partner is Fari. She's from Iran. She likes to follow the news everyday. She follows political news especially news about her country. She reads the news from the internet. She follows BBC and VOA sites. She belives in BBC because it's more reliable, but she feels she is not completly being represented.
My partner is Esther. She is from Taiwan. She likes headlines, entertainment and international news.She goes online and uses Yahoo news. Sometimes she reads the local newspaper like Daily News. She does not believe everything that write on, due to she think sometimes the news were censored.
Her name is Lim. She is from Korea. She is 47. She is interested in news. She often reads the news from the internet, but sometimes she hears news from TV when she is exercising. The sites that she follows are CNN, Yahoo, Google and Naver. She is curious about the economy, education and world news. She trusts these sites and believes what she reads from them.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
Reported by Hanna
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Reported by Eunjeong La
Monday, October 3, 2011
On friday I interviewed Martini Mok, who studies ESL150, at City College in San Francisco.She is from Hong Kong and has been in San Francisco for three months.
Friday, September 30, 2011
This is Rachel Tan who I interviewed last week. Rachel is from China and she has been in the United States since 2010.
Left Rachel Tan and Right Katy Kam
Katy: Do you follow the news?
Rachel: Yes, I follow it every day.
Katy: What interests you?
Rachel: Well, Everything related with entertainment interest me. Also I like fashion, design in clothes and news about health.
Katy: Where do you look?
Rachel: I look for news on the website New York Times, the Sing Lang, a Chinese website and also the Tencent website.
Katy: Who do you believe?
Rachel: I don’t believe what the newspaper says in case of the design, that says: you might look very good with this style. But I like to read what they say.
Katy: Are your perspectives being represented?
Rachel: My perspectives are being represented a few times, and different people have different opinions about the same entertainment. Even if my opinion matches others, it could be fake.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Left Yan, right Amy
The respondent, who is named Yan Thein is from
Amy: Do you follow the news?
Yan: Yes, but I usually follow the sport news.
Amy: What interests you in the news?
Yan: Sports, and fashion news interest me the most, but I am also interested in world’s news, and US’s sport news.
Amy: Where do you look?
Yan: I look online, like Yahoo, YouTube and HYPEBEAST for fashion news.
Amy: Who do you believe?
Yan: I don’t really believe in the news, because the information may vary from site to site.
Amy: Are your perspectives being represented?
Yan: Nope, I don’t think so, because while in my country, we always get the made-up stories in the news.