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Listen to News

Listen to News

Regular listening practice based on the weekly news, with:

  • pre-reading vocab
  • reading
  • gap-fill exercise
  • comprehension quiz
  • answers
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Each Tuesday EnglishClub publishes a short audio news report in easy English from the previous week. With this resource you can practise your listening, reading, writing and even speaking.

  1. Preview the vocabulary and read the gapfill text.
  2. Play the news report and try to fill in the blanks.
  3. Answer the comprehension questions by writing full sentences.
  4. Use the discussion question to write an essay or discuss the story with other students.
  5. Pretend to be a news anchor by reading each story out loud.

Study the news story each week and watch your English skills grow! Click "show Answers" to view the full text of the story and check the answers.

dateline: 22 April 2014: Divers Search Sunken South Korea Ferry Listen to News

dateline: 14 April 2014: Heartbleed Bug Threatens Internet Security Listen to News

dateline: 08 April 2014: EU Satellite System Will Monitor Earth’s Health Listen to News

dateline: 01 April 2014: Tigers Slaughtered For Entertainment Purposes Listen to News

dateline: 24 March 2014: Twitter Blocked In Turkey Listen to News

dateline: 18 March 2014: Baby Hatch Closes In China Listen to News

dateline: 11 March 2014: No Trace Of Malaysian Airliner Listen to News

dateline: 04 March 2014: Man Wakes Up In Body Bag Listen to News

dateline: 25 February 2014: Political Crisis In Ukraine Listen to News

dateline: 18 February 2014: Winter Storms Hit Japan Listen to News

dateline: 11 February 2014: Olympic Dogs Saved By Billionaire Listen to News

dateline: 04 February 2014: New Internet Suffixes To Hit The Market Listen to News

dateline: 28 January 2014: Mother Gives Birth On Sled Listen to News

dateline: 21 January 2014: South Korea Faces Major Credit Card Hack Listen to News

dateline: 14 January 2014: Black Rhino Permit Auctioned Off Listen to News

dateline: 07 January 2014: Deep Freeze Spreads Across US Listen to News

dateline: 31 December 2013: China Eases Population Control Listen to News

dateline: 24 December 2013: Russian Punk Band Members Released Listen to News

dateline: 17 December 2013: Chinese Probe Makes Lunar Landing Listen to News

dateline: 10 December 2013: World Mourns Nelson Mandela Listen to News

Listen to News Archives

12 stories per Year (with multiple-choice quizzes):
2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010

4 stories per Month (with gap-fill exercises and comprehension questions):
2010: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec
2009: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec
2008: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec
2007: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec


Guide for Teachers: how to use Listen to News in your classroom

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