Topic 27 获得不准确信息的经历
1. How can people check whether a piece of information is correct or not?
It seems to me that the best way to verify the accuracy of your information is to look at multiple sources.For example, you can check the news on different mediums, like news shows, online news outlets,and even social networks. When all the sources report an affair similarly, you can tell the news is true.Otherwise, you shouldn’t believe it completely.
2. What kinds of jobs need to convey information to the public?
As far as I know, jobs in the media require conveying information to the public. Journalists are a goodexample. They keep the public updated242 about global and local news. They help spread important news, including local emergencies and anything that might put people in danger. Other jobs in the media, like news reporters and even magazine writers, also do this work.
3. What’s the difference between giving information by phone and by email?
Well, I think calling someone is faster. Making a phone call helps you convey and receive information quickly. But email is more effective. Compared with phone calls, you can send a lot more information over email. And you can also share information with a lot of people at the same time by sending a mass email243.
4. Why are some people good at delivering information while others are not?
I suppose that some people can spread info accurately because they are responsible and they pay a lot of attention to details. They always have a good memory so they don’t mess any of the details up244.As for those who can’t pass on information accurately, I guess they have bad memory, so they forget the details. Or sometimes they don’t fully understand the meaning of the information.
5. Do people trust the information online?
Yes, most people trust information on the internet. Nowadays, so much important information is spread
online that people usually believe it right away. It depends on what they’re looking for, though. You
can usually get up-to-date news245 when you check the internet. But there’s a lot of fake news going
around. So it’s always best to look at more than one source.
6. Where do people usually get information from?
I think people usually get information from the internet or other people. If you want to know something about a certain subject, you can look it up on the internet246. Or you can ask someone you know. Not many people get information the old-fashioned way, by going to a library or reading a newspaper.Actually it’s so easy to access the internet nowadays, so few of us receive news and information through traditional mediums247.
242 keep the public updated：让公众快速得到及时更新的信息
243 sending a mass email：群发一封邮件
244 mess any of the details up：不会记错任何细节
245 get up-to-date news: 获得最新的消息
246 look it up on the internet: 在网上查找
247 traditional mediums: 传统媒介