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The following ESL resources are available for News:

book references (1)
audio (3)
video (2)
 
 
Audio
 
 
Words in the News (index) (144)
Individual news stories - text and audio with difficult vocabulary highlighted and defined. (Print-friendly PDF download of text sheet available) Hundreds of stories, archived back to 1999.
 
 

 

RTHK News index (Hong Kong) (145)
Main English page for Hong Kong Government broadcaster. Texts (short) of local and international stories archived for 12 months. Radio news bulletins available for Windows Media Player and Real Player archived for 12 months. The audio bulletins are usually extended versions of the written texts.
 
 

 

Good news (916)
Two presenters discuss the prevalence of bad news in the media, look at some good news stories and focus on some useful language.
 
 

 

 
Video
 
 
ODN - news (955)
Major UK commercial television news station. Large selection of recent and archived news stories, many with English subtitles (marked CC)
 
 

 

Lingohack (BBC) (1422)
Authentic BBC bulletins - selected short items with transcript, words and phrases and vocabulary exercise
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

Speaking / listening skills books

Real Listening & Speaking 3 book cover 

Real Listening & Speaking 3 

Miles Craven   
 
Unit 5 Is there anything on?  Pages 28 - 29
Listening to radio news headlines and main stories Summarizing news stories - choose most accurate of three summaries Speaking: make news programme in groups
 
 

ESL lesson plans

Politics and the US Election

Complete lesson Vocabulary: politics, elections; skills: political issues.
US Election ESL worksheet thumbnail 1 US Election ESL worksheet thumbnail 2 US Election ESL worksheet thumbnail 3 US Election ESL worksheet thumbnail 4
Download Politics and the US Election (PDF)
 

Gender discrimination at work

Complete lesson Vocabulary: work clothes; skills: gender discrimination; grammar: reported speech.
Gender descrimination ESL worksheet thumbnail 1 Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 2 thumbnail Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 3 thumbnail
Download Workplace gender discrimination (PDF)
 

English grammar notes

Comparison with as...as

Comprehensive grammar reference notes, illustrated.
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Download English grammar notes: comparison with as...as (PDF)