9. Good news that you heard/received/read on the internet
- What was it about When did you hear it Why do you think it was good
The Internet has shrunk the whole world. People are connected with hundreds of friends and relatives through social networking apps and sites like facebook and Whatsapp. Now face to face meetings have become uncommon and people share their joys and sorrows through status updates on these sites. Here, I would like to talk about a good news that I received from the Internet. It so happened that my cousin Prabhjeet, my maternal aunt’s son, who is in Chandigarh put up his status that he was ﬂying to Canada for his higher education after Senior secondary.
I had met him about 6 months ago at a family function, But he hadn’t shared anything about his plan to go abroad.
Last month, I read his status that he had got his Visa and was going to Continental College Canada to do a course in Business Management. My joy knew no bounds. I called him immediately and congratulated him. I told him that I was very happy about his plan, but at the same time I was a bit angry that he hadn’t told me anything about it before.
He told me that it had all been a sudden plan, and that he had no intention of hiding anything. Immediately after his plus 2 result, he joined college for doing graduation in Commerce. But there one of his classmates had enrolled himself in an IELTS coaching centre. So he motivated him also to join him. Till he took the IELTS he had no intention of going abroad. But then he and his friend both got 7 band each and then they both consulted an agent, who told them all the details for a study visa.
Prabhjeet had a tough time convincing his parents to send him abroad, but then they agreed and he applied He was very busy in the application process, but luckily he got the visa on the ﬁfth day after submitting his ﬁle. He has also motivated me to take the IELTS and join him in Canada. That is why I am taking the IELTS. So, this is the good news I received through the internet.
Part 3 Follow Up Questions
- Is it important to read the news?
Yes, it is. News keep us connected with the outside world. We come to know what is happening around us. They tell us what our government is doing for us and also update us with the weather conditions. We also come to know about the lives of the people we follow, such as celebs in the ﬁeld of entertainment and sports. We also come to know what is happening in our whole country and even the world.
- What kind of news do people in your country like to read?
People like to read all sorts of news. They read sports news, political and weather updates, employment news etc.
- Are young people and old people interested in same kind of news?
Their tastes are different, but then there are individual variations among the people of the same age group too. Generally, youngsters are more into sports news and Bollywood news, whereas the elderly are more into political news.
- Is it important to keep reading up to date news?
Yes, it is important to be abreast of the latest happenings around us. We can be prepared to face any problems if we are aware of the situation outside.