Weekly topical news lessons
Weekly news lessons for Staff Room members. The lessons in this section are available at elementary, intermediate and advanced levels. Weekly news lessons are sourced from the Guardian, onestopenglish's principal news partner.
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 weekly news lessons
Weekly news lesson 385: 24th April 2014: I confused my numbers in Spanish – and misreported a death toll
As a rookie reporter in Mexico, Jo Griffin frequently mixed up her numbers in Spanish causing some embarrassing situations. Why are numbers so hard to grasp?
An advisory group has warned that poverty reduction initiatives worldwide are not doing enough to help the chronically poor. Their report states that without the creation of well-paying jobs, many of the most vulnerable people could fall below the poverty line.
Music subscription services, including Spotify and Deezer, have broken through the $1bn sales barrier worldwide, as increasing numbers of fans choose to pay for music online.
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.