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
Nigerian initiative Wecyclers shows that recycling isn’t all about hi-tech solutions, and also enables low-income communities to make money from waste.
The burger chain is facing problems abroad but nothing as serious as the year-long decline in its huge home market.
Left-wing mayor of Elmas, Sardinia, will pay for ten unemployed locals to take English lessons and look for jobs elsewhere in Europe.
If you’re after megabucks, try financial services but, if you’d like a well-paid job that offers some excitement, here are six to consider.
In-flight science: why an aeroplane is the best place to see a rainbow and the worst place to drink tea.
If you want your child to make the school team, try to ensure they are born in November or October, say researchers.
Google claims driverless car could transform mobility and improve safety, but “handsfree” cars alarm the taxi trade.
Enric Duran is unapologetic after obtaining dozens of loans, worth almost half a million euros, with no intention of ever paying them back and handing out money to social activists.
Some mystery shoppers can be paid up to £40,000 a year to feed back on customer service, but what does the job involve? This news lesson examines what it means to be a mystery shopper.
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.
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.