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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: 04 March 2014:
Man Wakes Up In Body Bag

dateline: 25 February 2014:
Political Crisis In Ukraine

dateline: 18 February 2014:
Winter Storms Hit Japan

dateline: 11 February 2014:
Olympic Dogs Saved By Billionaire

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

dateline: 28 January 2014:
Mother Gives Birth On Sled

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

dateline: 14 January 2014:
Black Rhino Permit Auctioned Off

dateline: 07 January 2014:
Deep Freeze Spreads Across US

dateline: 31 December 2013:
China Eases Population Control

dateline: 24 December 2013:
Russian Punk Band Members Released

dateline: 17 December 2013:
Chinese Probe Makes Lunar Landing

dateline: 10 December 2013:
World Mourns Nelson Mandela

dateline: 03 December 2013:
Fast And Furious Star Dies In Car Crash

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

dateline: 19 November 2013:
Batkid Captivates San Francisco

dateline: 12 November 2013:
Typhoon Devastates The Philippines

dateline: 05 November 2013:
YouTube Holds Inaugural Music Awards

dateline: 29 October 2013:
Mexico Considers Soda Pop Tax

dateline: 22 October 2013:
Polio Outbreak Feared In Syria



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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