Monthly topical news lessons
Topical news items with worksheets for each level for you to use in class. Each worksheet contains vocabulary, speaking and grammar work as well as reading practice.
All the articles are from the Guardian, onestopenglish's principal news partner. As well as using the language exercises which accompany each article, you can exploit these news texts in a number of ways:
- as extra reading, especially for advanced students;
- by asking students to compare the political slant of different news organizations;
- as a way to start projects on the issues covered, etc.
Please note: All news lessons are available on the site for a full year from the date of publication. They are then removed to make way for new, fresh and up-to-date news lessons.
Latest monthly news lessons
The designer of mobile game Flappy Bird ceased sales of the app because its success had ruined his simple life. This article looks at Flappy Bird and other inventions creators wished they hadn’t invented.
José Ivan, who was found washed up in a boat on Marshall Islands, says he survived for 16 months at sea by living on a diet of hand-caught birds and turtles.
Canadian tennis player Frank Dancevic slams Australian Open organizers for forcing players to compete in “inhumane” conditions.
Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president, died peacefully in the company of his family at his home in Johannesburg on 5th December 2013. The country’s current president, Jacob Zuma, and other world leaders pay tribute to Mandela’s life.
The number of Blackberry users has fallen amid increased competition in the mobile instant messaging market, as the younger generation opt for more multifaceted devices.
The Global AgeWatch index ranks countries based on the well-being of their ageing populations, with some surprising results.
A UK report has revealed that male bosses in management roles are being paid bonuses double the size of those given to female colleagues in identical jobs. These latest figures have led to calls for action from campaigners on workplace equality.
A recent poll has shown that more than one million people in the UK are now employed on zero-hours contracts. These offer flexibility for businesses but have been criticized for not providing enough security for employees through guaranteed work and pay each week.
Schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai was shot by the Taliban in October 2012 in order to silence her and kill off her campaign for girls’ education. Nine months and countless surgical operations later, she delivered a defiant speech at the UN on her 16th birthday.
Sixty years ago, Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay were the first to conquer Everest. Now, tourism in the area is booming but higher numbers of trekkers and climate change could be taking their toll on the world’s highest peak.
Facebook has been losing millions of users a month in its biggest markets, independent data suggests. The number of users accessing the site from desktops has also been declining as smartphone usage increases. Facebook has warned it may be losing users to new alternative social networks.