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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: 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

dateline: 15 October 2013:
Malala Visits The White House

dateline: 08 October 2013:
Death Toll Rises After Migrant Shipwreck

dateline: 01 October 2013:
Saudi Women Seek Right To Drive

dateline: 24 September 2013:
Costa Concordia Set Upright

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

dateline: 10 September 2013:
Tokyo To Host 2020 Olympic Games

dateline: 03 September 2013:
Woman Completes Cuba To Florida Swim

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

dateline: 20 August 2013:
Volcanic Ash Covers Japanese City

dateline: 13 August 2013:
Subsidized Food Plan Proposed In India

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

dateline: 30 July 2013:
American Golfer Chooses Family First

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

dateline: 16 July 2013:
Missing Canadians Presumed Dead In Runaway Train Accident

dateline: 09 July 2013:
Two English Learners Die In Airline Crash

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