working with newspapers in class

I love working with newspapers in class. And here is just one of the many things you can do in class. A fluency activity based on newspaper headings and lead-ins, a perfect start to a Business English one-to-one or group lesson. So you don’t need to make your students read a lot, but they get a lot of opportunities to talk and discuss the latest news!

I created this worksheet using 3 different articles from today’s press, but actually it can be done with any articles.

the news activity

The news activity teachers notes

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About Svetlana Urisman (Englishteachingnotes)

I am an ADOS and an English teacher (and materials writer) in a language school in Moscow. I have been an ADOS and a teacher trainer for almost a year now and a teacher for about 5 years. I am keen to share some ideas and materials I've developed in order to take them further and not to forget or lose them You are welcome to use any materials represented in this blog, and I will be happy to get your feedback afterwards if you take them to your classroom! ;-)
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2 Responses to working with newspapers in class

  1. Excellent worksheets! Thanks for sharing! I also love working with newspapers. Back in January 2012 I created a worksheet on newspaper headlines. It was quite challenging for the majority of my students, though. (You can download it from the box on my blog, if you like.) Since then I have tried to be more careful about the articles I use in class.
    Best regards,
    Gordana 🙂

    • thanks, Gordana, it’s so nice to hear) I’ll definitely take a look at your worksheet. and yes, I know sometimes newspapers can be a very challenging material, but on the other hand I still think it’s worth trying..

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