Learn English from recent news
Whether you are at beginner, intermediate or advanced level, you can always learn English through the news! Because..
1. CLEAR ENGLISH
Most journalists and newsreaders write and speak using Standard English and express themselves well. Their job is to give facts and summarise events for the public. English news can be easier for ESL learners to understand because it has a clear context and presentation.
2. LATEST INFO
Modern news media is a constant stream of real-life English conversations and fresh information.
3. READ, WATCH, LISTEN
English news comes in many different forms and this gives you greater choice when learning the language. If you prefer reading, there are online newspapers or simpler news websites, If you want to improve your listening and vocabulary skills, there are also TV news channels, YouTube videos, radio stations and podcasts. Popular stories often appear in all of these formats.
4. RELEVANT TO YOU
Fresh news is produced daily on every imaginable topic! Whatever your personal hobbies and interests, you will always be able to find news articles and stories that are relevant to you.
Let’s look at some useful tips to help you improve your English with news:
1. Write down new vocabulary (but not EVERY word!)
2. Read news articles aloud or use “shadowing”
3. Make short news summaries
4. Watch TV news or video like on YouTube which has visual media to improve your listening
5. Discuss the news regularly
6. Participate in online news via comments