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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: 02 February 2016:
WHO Declares Zika Virus a Global Emergency

dateline: 30 January 2016:
News Quiz – January 2016

dateline: 27 January 2016:
Scientists Bringing Zebra Cousin Back From Extinction

dateline: 20 January 2016:
World’s Oldest Man Dies at 112

dateline: 13 January 2016:
David Bowie Leaves Parting Gift for His Fans

dateline: 06 January 2016:
Obama in Tears Over Gun Control

dateline: 30 December 2015:
News Quiz – December 2015

dateline: 29 December 2015:
Smog Causes Driving Ban in Italy

dateline: 22 December 2015:
Wrong Woman Declared Winner at Miss Universe Pageant

dateline: 15 December 2015:
Canada Welcomes Syrian Refugees

dateline: 08 December 2015:
Boy Fishes Money from the Danube River

dateline: 01 December 2015:
World Leaders Meet for Historic Climate Change Talks

dateline: 30 November 2015:
News Quiz – November 2015

dateline: 24 November 2015:
Tears of Joy Emoji is Word of the Year (2015)

dateline: 17 November 2015:
Paris Terror Attacks Mean France Is at War

dateline: 10 November 2015:
Russia Accused of State-Supported Doping Program

dateline: 03 November 2015:
China Shifts to Two-Child Policy

dateline: 27 October 2015:
News Quiz – October 2015

dateline: 27 October 2015:
WHO Says Processed Meat is Carcinogenic

dateline: 20 October 2015:
Bananas Threatened by Fungal Disease

dateline: 13 October 2015:
Sweden Experimenting with a 6-Hour Work Day

dateline: 06 October 2015:
McDonald’s Is Modernizing Guest Services

dateline: 29 September 2015:
Volkswagen Caught Cheating on Emissions Tests

dateline: 22 September 2015:
New Zealand Zoo Will Not Euthanize Tiger

dateline: 15 September 2015:
Java Teens Banned From Dating After Sunset

dateline: 08 September 2015:
Egyptian Billionaire Wants To Buy Island For Refugees

dateline: 01 September 2015:
American Journalists Murdered On Live TV

dateline: 25 August 2015:
Deleted Tweet Collectors Blocked

dateline: 18 August 2015:
Bomb Explodes in Bangkok

dateline: 11 August 2015:
70 Years After Nagasaki Bombing

dateline: 04 August 2015:
NFL Hires First Female Coach

dateline: 28 July 2015:
Australia To Kill 2 Million Cats

dateline: 21 July 2015:
Surfing Competition Ends After Shark Attack

dateline: 14 July 2015:
Russia Opens Military Theme Park

dateline: 07 July 2015:
Greece Votes “No” to Bailout

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