This lesson plan for teachers of teenagers and adults at level B1 and above explores news stories. Students will build their vocabulary and develop fluency.

Introduction

Where were you when you heard about ...? There are some news stories which leave nobody in any difficulty when answering this question, so even allowing for sensitivity to certain subjects in a classroom situation, there are already dozens of things most people can talk about.

Topic

News

Age

Teenage/adult

Level

B1+ (can be adapted)

Timing

Up to 2 hours

Aims:

  • To develop fluency through a range of speaking activities
  • To introduce related vocabulary

Materials 

Lesson plan: guide for teacher on procedure.

Worksheet: The worksheet contains:

  • Identifying meaning from context
  • Deciding on the news

The plan and worksheet are downloadable and in pdf format - right click on the attachment below and save it on your computer.

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Chris Trickett
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This lesson plan is very nice. This plan includes lot of activities, outcomes, understanding, lead in, reflection and action plan is very nice.

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