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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: 09 July 2013: Two English Learners Die In Airline Crash Listen to News

dateline: 02 July 2013: Chinese Law Says People Must Visit Elderly Parents Listen to News

dateline: 25 June 2013: 80,000 Rescued From Floods In India Listen to News

dateline: 18 June 2013: Brazil Vows To Clean Up Rio’s Shanty Towns Listen to News

dateline: 11 June 2013: Naked Cyclists Rally In Mexico City Listen to News

dateline: 04 June 2013: Protests Continue In Turkey Listen to News

dateline: 28 May 2013: Brave Woman Confronts Terrorists Listen to News

dateline: 21 May 2013: Angelina Jolie Has Double Mastectomy Listen to News

dateline: 14 May 2013: Kidnapped Women Free After 10 Years Listen to News

dateline: 07 May 2013: 3D Printed Gun Tested In US Listen to News

dateline: 30 April 2013: Garment Factory Collapses in Bangladesh Listen to News

dateline: 23 April 2013: Boston Marathon Manhunt Concludes Listen to News

dateline: 16 April 2013: Wrist Scans Reveal Overage Football Players Listen to News

dateline: 09 April 2013: Former UK PM Margaret Thatcher Dies Listen to News

dateline: 02 April 2013: Private Daily Newspapers Return To Burma Listen to News

dateline: 26 March 2013: Demonstrators Protest Same-Sex Marriage and Adoption Listen to News

dateline: 19 March 2013: New Pontiff Calls Himself ‘Pope Francis’ Listen to News

dateline: 12 March 2013: Sharks Force Spring Break Beach Closures Listen to News

dateline: 05 March 2013: Married Couple Wanted For Mars Flyby Listen to News

dateline: 26 February 2013: New Language Checks For Doctors In UK 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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