Developing writing skills: a news report

This lesson plan for teachers of teenage and adult students at Pre-Intermediate level and above is based on the theme of news reports. Students will develop their abilities to organise information and construct it into a text.

four people discussing work at a table and looking at a laptop computer


This lesson takes a process approach to developing writing skills. It is staged so that students are guided through the processes of collecting information and deciding how they will structure it within the text before they begin to write. Students are guided through the process of drafting, editing and redrafting the text to produce a final copy. There are also a number of suggested follow up activities.


News reports




Pre-Intermediate A2 and above


60-90 mins


  • To develop students' abilities to organise information and construct it into a text
  • To develop students' abilities to revise, redraft and improve their writing
  • To develop students' abilities to construct questions


The plans and worksheets are downloadable and in pdf format.

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  • Fake news - This lesson for older teenagers and adults at CEF level B1 and above looks at strategies for identifying fake news and fake websites.


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Submitted by JoshuaChase on Fri, 01/22/2010 - 11:31


I have used this lesson plan many times in the class room.  The class really responds to the worksheets and inspires productivity. Thank you so much.

It's a new planning for me.It's great and must be efficient.All the students can be involved.I'll use this lesson plan .Thanks.

Submitted by deependra.upadhyay on Sun, 01/24/2010 - 05:58


great lesson plan. students 'll certainly take interest in learning the skill.

Submitted by Mary.Goodman on Mon, 01/25/2010 - 20:36


This looks as if it is very appropriate and easy to implement. Thank you for taking the time to share and I hope that we are going to see more from you in the future. There is nothing better than teachers sharing.

Submitted by benjamin9 on Tue, 01/26/2010 - 12:49


Excellent, it is well adapted and easy to implement. Thank you for taking the time to share and hopefully we'll see more of you in the future. There is nothing better than sharing teachers.

Submitted by cakmasdian on Sun, 01/30/2011 - 13:18


I have used this plan to teach our students and it can help me to create the teaching program

Submitted by besa furxhi on Fri, 03/25/2011 - 21:00


Very helpful and interesting.

Submitted by R S on Sun, 04/12/2020 - 10:27



I'm sorry, my question isn't related to the given topic but I don't know where I can ask for the explanation. My question is if we use many more with countable nouns and much more uncountable noun when we want to emphasise an even bigger number or amount of something. For example, do we say "many more people or much more people"? If you can't answer my question here, could you please send me a link where I can ask this question?

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Tue, 04/14/2020 - 08:54

In reply to by R S


Hello R S

If you have questions about learning English, or specific grammar points, take a look at our learner site here:

You will find lots of resources for improving your English here. This section will help you with the question about 'much' and 'many':

But, as 'people' is a countable noun we would say "many more people"

Hope that helps,


TE Team


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