La paraula en anglès news (notícies) és un substantiu incomptable singular:

 “The news is broadcast every night at the same time on major TV stationsi NO “The news are broadcast every night by all major TV stations.”

Tampoc podem dir “a news”:

 “I’ve got interesting news to tell you.” i NO I’ve got an interesting news.”

Si volem parlar de notícies com una cosa individual, podem acompanyar news amb bit of, piece of o item of (més formal). Et deixem uns exemples:

  • I heard a couple of interesting pieces of news on the radio the other day.
  • A strange item of news caught my eye while I was reading the newspaper.
  • I heard a bit of news about what was going on in parliament this morning.

Com aquesta paraula és incomptable no podem dir “many news”. En canvi, utilitzarem “much” o “a lot of / lots of”. Aquí tens uns exemples:

  • There wasn’t much news over the weekend.
  • I’ve got lots of news to tell you!

Quan diem “The news” estem fent referència al programa de televisió o de ràdio que informe sobre esdeveniments recents.

  • I always watch the news on BBC1 before I go to bed.

Volem mencionar dos aspectes:

  • Si diem “Jack Smith is in the news right now“, ens estem referint al fet que en l’actualitat s’està parlant d’ell als mitjans.
  • Si diem “Jack Smith is on the news right now” vol dir que en aquest precís moment a un programa de televisió o ràdio s’està parlant sobre ell i, fins i tot, parlant amb ell en persona.

Amb la paraula en anglès news podem utilitzar els següents verbs:

Get, have, hear, learn, receive

  • Have you heard the latest news? 

Catch up on

  • I want to catch up on all your news.

Announce, break, bring (sb), give sb, tell sb

  • The police had to break the news to the parents. 

Spread

  • She ran from office to office, spreading the news.

Leak

  • News of the celebrity’s arrest was leaked to the press. 

Report

  • I’ve got some interesting news to report. 

Carry

  • ‘The Guardian’ carried news of the event. 

Gather, get

  • The article gathered news from different sources.

Await, expect, wait for

  • We are waiting for news on the train crash. 

Greet, react to, welcome

  • The news was greeted with a huge cry from the crowd. 

Make

  • The story was huge and made the news headlines the next day.

Esperem que t’hagi resultat interessant i que puguis posar-ho en pràctica al teu curs d’anglès i a la vida real.

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