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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: 03 December 2013: Fast And Furious Star Dies In Car Crash Listen to News

dateline: 26 November 2013: Domestic Violence Policy Coming To England And Wales Listen to News

dateline: 19 November 2013: Batkid Captivates San Francisco Listen to News

dateline: 12 November 2013: Typhoon Devastates The Philippines Listen to News

dateline: 05 November 2013: YouTube Holds Inaugural Music Awards Listen to News

dateline: 29 October 2013: Mexico Considers Soda Pop Tax Listen to News

dateline: 22 October 2013: Polio Outbreak Feared In Syria Listen to News

dateline: 15 October 2013: Malala Visits The White House Listen to News

dateline: 08 October 2013: Death Toll Rises After Migrant Shipwreck Listen to News

dateline: 01 October 2013: Saudi Women Seek Right To Drive Listen to News

dateline: 24 September 2013: Costa Concordia Set Upright Listen to News

dateline: 17 September 2013: Long-Named Hawaiian Woman Wins ID Battle Listen to News

dateline: 10 September 2013: Tokyo To Host 2020 Olympic Games Listen to News

dateline: 03 September 2013: Woman Completes Cuba To Florida Swim Listen to News

dateline: 27 August 2013: US Says Chemical Weapons Used In Syria Listen to News

dateline: 20 August 2013: Volcanic Ash Covers Japanese City Listen to News

dateline: 13 August 2013: Subsidized Food Plan Proposed In India Listen to News

dateline: 06 August 2013: US Embassies Closed Due To Terror Threat Listen to News

dateline: 30 July 2013: American Golfer Chooses Family First Listen to News

dateline: 23 July 2013: Duchess Kate Gives Birth To Baby Boy 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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