Magazine & TV
• Which magazines and newspapers do you read? Why?
I actually do not read magazines rather I prefer to read newspapers. I like to read a Russian and an English newspaper daily in the morning, they are – the Moscow Times and the Moskovskij Komsomolets. I prefer the two because they provide the exact news that I need.
• What kinds of articles are you most interested in? Why?
Well, travelling is my hobby and so I am mostly interested in the articles related to travelling, newer places, historical places or travelling tips etc. Apart from that, I read recent political news and editorials part.
• Have you ever read a newspaper or magazine in a foreign language? When? Why?
Yes, I have read the English language. English is the second language in Russia and without reading the English newspaper, I will be unable to complete my knowledge. Apart from that, I once read an article written in the German language with my poor German language skill.
• Do you think reading a newspaper or magazine in a foreign language is a good way to learn the language? Why? Why not?
Uhh! I believe this is one of the most effective ways to learn a foreign language. Whenever you are reading the foreign language newspaper, you will meet some unfamiliar foreign words and by knowing the meaning, your vocabulary will be enriched to a great extent. Apart from that the expressions and sentence used in this article will enhance someone’s reading and writing skills.
• How often do you watch television?
Usually, I watch television in the evening. I cannot manage time to watch in the daytime for my occupational engagement and other business.
• Which television channel do you usually watch? Why?
I usually watch the state-owned channel, Russia 1 and some notable other channels are Russia K, Russia 24, Moskva 24 etc. I watch some of the channels for news, while the rest other for entertainment.
• Do you enjoy the advertisements on television? Why? Why not?
Yes, I do. There are several reasons for the preference but the top one is it publicises products among the viewers which are necessary for them. Without the advertisement, it would not have been possible to know about the product and its benefits. But too many commercial breaks while watching a favourite programme are often annoying.
• Do you think most programmes on television are good? Why? Why not?
Well, I believe all the programmes are not good. Many of the programmes are made to make people entertained only which have no educative value. Some programmes have political influences while others have partial truth in them. Such programmes are not good in my opinion.