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Each Tuesday, EnglishClub publishes a short audio news report in easy English. With this resource you can practise your listening, reading, writing and even speaking.

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  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. Click "show Answers" to see the full text.
  6. Pretend to be a news anchor by reading each story out loud.

dateline: 31 March 2015:
New York Roller Coaster Breaks Down

dateline: 24 March 2015:
Singapore Says Goodbye to Founding Father

dateline: 17 March 2015:
Putin Appears After Absence

dateline: 10 March 2015:
Couple Cancels Big Wedding For Kindness Tour

dateline: 03 March 2015:
The Sound of Music Turns 50

dateline: 24 February 2015:
Birdman Wins Best Picture

dateline: 17 February 2015:
109-Year-Old Man Knits Sweaters for Penguins

dateline: 09 February 2015:
Kanye West Steals The Limelight at the Grammys

dateline: 03 February 2015:
Bullet-proof Fashion Store Opens in the Netherlands

dateline: 27 January 2015:
North Korea Hiring English Teachers

dateline: 20 January 2015:
The Richest 1% Are Getting Richer

dateline: 13 January 2015:
Unity Marches Follow Media Massacre in France

dateline: 06 January 2015:
Heart Emoji is Top English “Word”

dateline: 30 December 2014:
‘The Interview’ Tops Charts on Christmas Day

dateline: 23 December 2014:
US and Cuba Restoring Relations

dateline: 16 December 2014:
Hostage Situation Ends at Australia Cafe

dateline: 09 December 2014:
Snowden Accepts Award via Video

dateline: 02 December 2014:
New Star Wars Trailer Released

dateline: 25 November 2014:
Venice Bans Wheeled Suitcases

dateline: 18 November 2014:
Napoleon’s Hat Auctioned Off

dateline: 11 November 2014:
Irish Teacher Denied Job Due to “Alcoholism”

dateline: 04 November 2014:
Jupiter Stares Back at NASA

dateline: 28 October 2014:
Terrorist Kills Soldier in Canada’s Capital

dateline: 21 October 2014:
Apple Pay Rolls Out In US

dateline: 14 October 2014:
Disease Detectives Investigate Ebola Breach

dateline: 07 October 2014:
Man Rescued From Floating Bubble

dateline: 30 September 2014:
News Quiz – September 2014

dateline: 30 September 2014:
Scientists Design Real-Life Invisibility Cloak

dateline: 23 September 2014:
Scotland Votes Not To Separate

dateline: 16 September 2014:
Microsoft Acquires Minecraft

dateline: 09 September 2014:
Dog Ate 43.5 Socks

dateline: 02 September 2014:
Chibatman Becomes Internet Superhero

dateline: 26 August 2014:
Independent Film Festival Shut Down In China

dateline: 19 August 2014:
Robin Williams Had Parkinson’s Disease

dateline: 12 August 2014:
Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

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