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2018 weekly news lesson archive

The full archive of available weekly news lessons published in 2018.

2018 news lessons

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  • Hello, is it possible to install a search facility specifically for the news lessons? That would be really useful. These lessons are wonderful and so useful for our purposes, thank you so much.

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  • Hello,

    Thank you very much for your request. We are really pleased you like these lessons. Unfortunately, this is not something we are able to do at the moment, however we will certainly bear it in mind for the future development of the site.

    Best wishes and happy teaching,

    The onestopenglish team

  • Thank you for your web site. It's really useful to study with your lessons. I have a question. Can I access weekly news lessons' pages and get pdf copies only when I am log in without being a subscriber after my first (free) month finishes?

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  • Hello emreu,

    Thank you for your comment. Unfortunately, once your free month finishes, you will not be able to access these weekly news lessons. You will need to sign up for a one year subscription to the site, where you will be able to access every single one of our resources. However, working out at only £4 per month, we believe this is very good value.

    Best wishes,

    The onestopenglish team

  • I have some troubles with accessing some articles from this year. The Alaska shipyard where the 'manliest men' meditate or Scientists unravel secrets of superagers in particular. I have parts of it and when i tried to find the missing parts i just got an error message. Were they removed?

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  • Hello,

    Thank you for your comment. Unfortunately, due to licencing restrictions with The Guardian, we are unable to keep these articles up on our site for more than a year, so these resources have now been removed.

    Best wishes,

    The onestopenglish team

  • Can subscribers get access to older weekly news lessons(e.g January 2018, 2017, 2016...etc)?

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  • Hello,

    Thank you for your comment. Unfortunately, due to licensing restrictions with the Gaurdian, we are unable to keep articles up on our site for longer than one year. Are there any topics in particular you are looking for? We would be happy to highlight other resources that may be of use.

    Best wishes,

    The onestopenglish team

  • Thanks for the feedback, everyone! We always find it really useful - both the bad and the good - and bear it in mind when selecting news articles and producing new content for other series. So, please always feel free to leave your thoughts and requests.

    Best wishes,

    The onestop team

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  • My classes really enjoyed your articles about/lessons on sleep deprivation in the west (it seems to be gone now), superagers and the protests against tourists in some European cities. These topics all led to lively and friendly discussions. However, I must agree with other commentators, that there seem to be too many articles on environmental problems or topics which have a political slant which are either depressing or lead to controversy in the class. Recently I have searched the internet myself and found articles (not in The Guardian) on giving advice, time and our perception of thereof and happiness, from which I was able to develop very interesting lessons in which no one ended up being riled or feeling depressed. Possibly you could find something similar in The Guardian for future lessons? Generally though, these lessons are a great help and make my life much easier. Thank you.

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  • Thanks for the response. It might be good to keep in mind that a lot of people feel stress about the general global situation, so articles about young lynx being killed, the climate being destroyed, and the need for armed police tend to bring the problems of the world into the classroom. Many students look forward to English lessons as it's an escape from their everyday problems.

    The racoon one was great, the phone one rather irrelevant to the lives of adults, and the pedestrianised city one a little dry, but okay.

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  • Hi there,

    Sorry to hear you're not happy with this particular news lesson topic - we thought with vegetarianism and veganism being a hot trend in the UK, along with increasing interest in the environment, it would be an interesting one for students.

    We do try to provide a range of subjects for our subscribers, both serious and quirky - recently we've covered colour blindness in armed police, a phone ban in schools, a couple who bought a zoo, and a pedestrianised city and racoons in Toronto, for example.

    We are always happy to take suggestions for topics in the comments, and we will make a note of your comment in our feedback log.

    Best wishes,

    The onestopenglish team

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  • I see that you've gone back to doom and gloom for the news lessons. Unbelievable.

    Students tend to resent the fact that they are being preached at to change their lifestyle in English class, even if they agree with the premiss.

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  • Great! We're very glad to hear your students enjoyed it.

    Best wishes,

    The onestopenglish team

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