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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. I don't understand why we are not offered the same services we did, since we've paid for it, and especially now, during this lockdown. I need the answer to the Level 2 intermediate for the text "Social-media spying is turning us into a stalking society". If it was available when we paid for it, why isn't it there now???

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  • Hi,
    I understand your frustration especially in these times but it is important that we respect our licensing agreement with the Guardian. We want to make sure that we continue producing lesson plans in partnership with Guardian content and respecting the terms of the agreement is a crucial part of that continuing.
    Thank you,
    The onestopenglish team

  • I can't see any newslessons from 2018. why keep the link if it does not have any files?

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  • it is really useful for teaching

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  • Could you please leave 2018 up?! Some of the articles are not too old and can still be used eg the one about Stella McCartney and the wasteful fashion industry.

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  • Hi, Could I please have the answers for The Guardian story "Pupils react to French phone ban"- Upper Intermediate? Thank you.

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  • Hello m.alwan,

    Thank you for your comment. Due to our licencing restrictions with the Guardian, we are not able to have this lesson on our site any more. However, we have asked our customer services team to email you the answers. Please look out for it!

    Best wishes and happy teaching,

    The onestopenglish team

  • I can´t see the full list for 2018. I can only go back to last September

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  • Hello john,

    Thank you for your comment. Unfortunately, due to licensing restrictions, we are only able to display Guardian news lessons on our site for one year.Therefore, you will only be able to access lessons from September 2018 and later.

    Best wishes,

    The onestopenglish team

  • 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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  • The "Trash Panda" lesson is great! Students really enjoy it, it isn't a downer, and the vocabulary is pertinent to their lives. Thanks!

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  • Lately the articles tend to be rather boring and depressing. With students inundated with news 24/7 in their own languages, some either culture based or off beat news would be very welcome. Previously you featured much more of this type of lesson, and students really enjoyed them. Lately students have been complaining about the boring content of the lessons.

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  • Hello,

    Thank you for your comment. We will bear what you have suggested in mind when choosing our articles in the future.

    Best wishes,

    The onestopenglish team

  • Hi there,
    I just wanna say overall you guys have done a fairly good job by providing the news lessons. However, it would be much better if the articles chosen could be more interesting without losing their educational value. Furthermore, I'm happy that each article attaches great importance to vocabulary building, which is good considering the need to develop a wide vocabulary. But I would really love to see some activities that reflect the current teaching methodology, more communicative, more focused on inference and critical thinking than simply fact-checking. I am really looking forward to seeing improvements in these respects.

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  • Hello,

    Thank you very much for your comment. We will certainly keep what you have said in mind.

    Best wishes,

    The onestopenglish team

  • These stories are not relevant to our readers everyday lives. They lose interest in articles about Sumo wrestlers or mammals. There needs to be more mainstream articles and business articles. I have been disappointed for a while and coming back from the summer break, see little improvement.

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  • Hello Kevoqui,

    Thank you very much for your comment. We are very sorry you are unhappy with the subject matter of the articles we choose. Please can you tell us which topics you believe would be of interest to your students? We will then keep these in mind when we go about making further choices.

    In terms of business articles, we do have a range of business news lessons that can be found here http://www.onestopenglish.com/business/business-spotlight . We add to these regularly.

    Best wishes,

    The onestopenglish team

  • I'm so glad I found your site and in particular, these weekly and monthly newspaper article lessons.

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  • Hello James,

    Thank you so much for your comment. We are really pleased you found our site too! We hope you continue to enjoy these lessons, and look forward to bringing you many more.

    Best wishes and happy teaching!

    The onestopenglish team

  • How about a Guardian article on the way Netflix has changed the way we watch television?

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  • Hello,

    Thank you very much for your suggestion, we will certainly keep it in mind.

    Best wishes,

    The onestopenglish team

  • Thank you for that. I will keep my fingers crossed...today's article about the Bluetooth treasure is the type of article that would be useful for my History students. And the bottom line is that you do a wonderful job, so thanks again.

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  • Thanks mirasuna, we're really pleased you find the news lessons useful.

    And thanks also sos.anglais.noumea.

    I'm afraid we can only keep the news lessons on the site for a year due to our agreement with the Guardian.

    We'll make a note of your request for 'English for Historians' content and put it in our wishlist. We can't promise we'll develop this content but the more requests (from different teachers and institutions) for a type of content we get, the more likely we're to do it.

    I suspect this is too low-level and young for your learners but just in case this is where our CLIL History materials live http://www.onestopenglish.com/clil/secondary/history/

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  • I agree. I teach where the main language spoken is French and they are wonderful for use with General English, and 'English for Cpmputer Scientists' students.
    Unfortunately there are hardly any that I can use with my 'English for Historians' students. I would like to go further back than April 2017 to look for relevant articles, but am unable to do so. Any advice?

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  • These lessons are so usefull. I am really thankful for them.

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  • Hello Sarah Jane,

    Thank you very much for your positive feedback. We are so glad you are liking these materials and we look forward to bringing you more each week.

    Best wishes and happy teaching,

    The onestopenglish team

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  • The News Lessons are so useful in the classroom. Thanks!

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