English for Journalism: Unit 4, Assessment 2: Present Your Script
Assigned by Michael Sullivan
Respond to the challenge
Take the copy, the script, that you wrote in Unit 4 Assessment 1 and read it out.
A. Identify the content words in each sentence
B. Remember to think about stress and pausing.
You should speak for 2 minutes or less.
Revised for a broadcast Version
Postpone the Transfer of the Tsukiji Market
by Masae Shibasaki, Political Correspondent
The planned transfer of Tsukiji Market is delayed. That’s what Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike announced last August 31st. There’s some speculation that the proposed location is contaminated. Experts are testing the groundwater in Toyosu, which is the proposed new site of the market.
Initial tests done have showed the presence of contaminants. But a second test by Ken Hirata, the soil contamination expert, shows that the pollution is within acceptable limits.
Former governor Ishihara had promoted the relocation of the Tsukiji Market. But there have been speculations of suspicious trading behind the move. Governor Koike promises to review the relocation in line with her gubernatorial campaign during the last election.
The recent decision has again propelled Governor Koike in the spotlight. It can be recalled that she recently became the first female Governor of Tokyo and was met with smear campaigns from other male candidates.
Discontinuation of the market relocation will affect the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020’s preparation. The success of the Tokyo Olympic Games is one of the achievements that is being expected within her four-year term as governor.
This is an assessment the course of “English for Journarism” by University of Pennsylvania.