USCIS 100:55. What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy?
VOA: News Literacy Lesson 2: Verification, Independence and Accountability
This is the second part to a 6 part series.
Read the story and watch the video that were originally published at https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/news-literacy-lesson-2-verification-independence-accountability/4388049.html.
This lesson is based on the News Literacy course at the Center for News Literacy at Stony Brook University. For more information on how to become a news literate citizen, go to http://www.centerfornewsliteracy.org/getting-started/
Words in This Story
legitimate - adj. real truthful
accountable – adj. take responsibility for
characteristic – n. a feature of something
accurate – adj. truthful, correct
forgeries – n. something that is created to falsely look real
Impartiality – n. without any interest, seeing both sides equally
myth – n. In our next lesson, we will look more closely at verification.
autism – n. a condition or disorder that begins in childhood and that causes problems in forming relationships and in communicating with other people
mislead – v. to purposely give a false idea to someone
obtain – v. to get, to have
error - n. a mistake, something incorrect
critique – n. a careful judgment about something’s quality