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Learners start by talking about the news and considering the advantages and disadvantages of the four main media sources – TV, the internet, newspapers and radio. Then learners look at some headlines and invent the story behind the headline. Learners will also summarise an article, discuss controversial quotes based on the topic of news and finally they step into the role of a news reporter to carry out an interview with a selected celebrity. The tasks can be adapted to suit your learners depending on their level, age group and context.
- To practise speaking skills
- To predict content from a headline
- To develop summarising skills
- To practise question formation
Young learners aged 12+ or adults
CEFR level B1–B2
The lesson plan and worksheet can be downloaded in PDF format below. In addition, you will need a selection of newspapers (or learners can use mobile devices if you have internet access).