Teach English With Listen to News
EnglishClub's weekly Listen to News has been designed both for use in the classroom and for use by individual learners. It is posted on Monday evenings and features a short news story in easy English from the previous week. Each lesson includes:
You can find a link to it from the EnglishClub.com homepage. Below you will find ideas on how to use this resource as a whole-language tool on a weekly basis in your classroom. Whether you want to fill a one-hour class or a five-minute warm up, this is a useful teaching tool that will save you time and add variety to your lessons.
One way of using the weekly news in the classroom is to introduce a new story each Tuesday. If you don't have computers in the classroom, you can print out the page and download the audio. Alternatively, you can send a few students to a computer lab as a time-filler if they have finished a classroom task ahead of others. You can also assign the weekly news as a self-study exercise for learners who request extra listening practice. Below you will see a breakdown of how to test all of the major language skills using this resource. At the end of the month you may want to create a quiz to test your class on vocabulary and comprehension from the four or five stories that were covered. At the beginning of the new year you can also use the Year in Review quizzes.