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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

Study the news story each week and watch your English skills grow!

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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.

Click "show Answers" to view the full text of the story and check answers.


dateline: 22 July 2014:
Malaysia Airlines Plane Shot Down

dateline: 15 July 2014:
Germany Wins 2014 World Cup

dateline: 08 July 2014:
Electronic Devices Must Be Charged To Fly To US

dateline: 01 July 2014:
World Cup Athletes Consider Fasting During Ramadan

dateline: 24 June 2014:
Katy Perry Offers Service To Hillary Clinton

dateline: 17 June 2014:
Magic Spray Used At World Cup

dateline: 10 June 2014:
1,600 Pandas Arrive At Hong Kong Airport

dateline: 03 June 2014:
The Right To Be Forgotten By Google

dateline: 27 May 2014:
Pizza Delivered By Drone

dateline: 20 May 2014:
Heaviest Dinosaur Discovered

dateline: 13 May 2014:
NFL Drafts First Openly Gay Player

dateline: 06 May 2014:
Afghan Village Declared Mass Graveyard

dateline: 29 April 2014:
Love Lock Ritual May End in Paris

dateline: 22 April 2014:
Divers Search Sunken South Korea Ferry

dateline: 14 April 2014:
Heartbleed Bug Threatens Internet Security

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

dateline: 01 April 2014:
Tigers Slaughtered For Entertainment Purposes

dateline: 24 March 2014:
Twitter Blocked In Turkey

dateline: 18 March 2014:
Baby Hatch Closes In China

dateline: 11 March 2014:
No Trace Of Malaysian Airliner



Listen to News Archives


12 stories per Year (with quiz):

2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010


4 stories per Month (with exercise):

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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