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35 FREE Newspaper English Worksheets

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Homelessness: Is Sleeping in the Street a Crime?

Homelessness: Is Sleeping in the Street a Crime?

Easy English Articles
•, , Newspaper English,
Centres around a short reading on 'homeless spikes'. Spikes are being used to deter homeless people from sleeping in city centres and new ones have just been added in Manchester, UK. Includes a ne ...
6 IntermediateUpper Intermediate and AdvancedExam Level
News Worksheet: IPhones in China

News Worksheet: IPhones in China

This news worksheet was made for Chinese students, but it will be also good for any other ESL students, who are interested in this topic. The first part is reading, the second part is a trans ...
3 IntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Charlie Hebdo

Charlie Hebdo

Hellen Haga
•Newspaper English, ,
I wanted to discuss freedom of speech, limits of humor, etc with my intermediate/upper interm. students and created this class in a rush because all we can hear on the news lately is about the Fre ...
23 IntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Information Gap Task 2/4: City Events

Information Gap Task 2/4: City Events

Sirhajwan Idek
•, Newspaper English
The information gap consists of one version of news reports (3 news reports)and one version of advertisements ( 3 ads) on city events, the two versions are followed by information transfer, senten ...
4 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediate
Emoji News - Adapted from BBC Articles

Emoji News - Adapted from BBC Articles

•, Newspaper English
The BBC publishes weekly news round-ups summarised in Emoji form. This worksheet takes the simpler articles from several weeks' worth of summaries, and asks students to match the headlines / snipp ...
3 Pre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Reading: Artificial Intelligence (Article)

Reading: Artificial Intelligence (Article)

Máthé Emőke
•Newspaper English, ,
I wanted to find out more about this issue after having read the summary of the AI film in one of our coursebooks. I found this article and worked out a multiple choice task for it. Before reading ...
6 Upper Intermediate and AdvancedExam Level
Who Are the Media?

Who Are the Media?

•Newspaper English,
This worksheet has been created for classes of students studying for a technical degree. It is meant to help them learn more about the various sources that are used in their exam. They often deal ...
5 IntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Nelson Mandela’s Death: Barack Obama Tribute

Nelson Mandela’s Death: Barack Obama Tribute

•, Newspaper English
I've just prepared this worksheet based on Obama's speech on Nelson Mandela's death to work with one of my students today. It should be precedeed by some brainstorming on his life. You can find th ...
10 Intermediate
Okinawa- Is It Still Peaceful and Quiet?

Okinawa- Is It Still Peaceful and Quiet?

•Newspaper English,
An article about the Japanese island of Okinawa, well known for centenarians and healthy life, which seems to be seriously disturbed by the presence of Amercian troops. Reading task to practice vo ...
1 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Newspaper Template

Newspaper Template

•Newspaper English,
This ppt contains the parts and definitions of the sections in a newspaper as well as some newspaper templates. Students can understand each of the parts and then create their own news based on th ...
8 All levels
Breaking News! (Passive Voice in Use)

Breaking News! (Passive Voice in Use)

•, , Newspaper English,
How to make learning the passive voice fun? Create and shoot the news! First of all let your ss recollect thematic parts a newspaper consists of. Then give them examples of the news/parts of the a ...
18 Pre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Passive Voice Warmer

Passive Voice Warmer

•, , Newspaper English
This activity is designed for a warm-up while studying passive voice. At first students can be asked to speculate about a picture of a kidnapped girl. After that, they are supposed to form sentenc ...
22 Pre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
News Report Writing Task

News Report Writing Task

•Newspaper English,
This is a writing task (I personally used it for a test) that deals with news reports. This worksheet introduces the situation when a picture by Renoir was stolen, some details of the theft and gi ...
6 IntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Reading Help Wanted Ads

Reading Help Wanted Ads

•, Newspaper English,
This worksheet helps with the very necessary skill of reading and comprehending employment ads. Included is a list of common abbreviations found in ads and what they stand for. Introduce this to ...
8 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Visas and Realpolitik [for Russian Speakers]

Visas and Realpolitik [for Russian Speakers]

•Newspaper English, ,
This worksheet will be helpful if you want to teach your students speak real every-day English and use active vocabulary at a high level. Unlike traditional vocabulary sections, that provide only ...
8 IntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Spain Goya Awards

Spain Goya Awards

•, , Newspaper English
A speaking activity for advanced learners about the last Spanish Goya Awards Ceremony which has created a great controversy. It includes a reading with some questions to be answered. The article i ...
4 Upper Intermediate and Advanced
The Economic Crisis

The Economic Crisis

This is a reading worksheet about the current economic crisis with a family on the poverty line in the UK. There is also a video about squatters in Seville and then also there is a debate about th ...
13 Upper Intermediate and Advanced
P.o.S. (Part of Speech) - Newspaper Activity

P.o.S. (Part of Speech) - Newspaper Activity

•, , , Newspaper English
Learning Grammar using newspaper. Objectives: To identify Parts of Speech from newspapers. Construct sentences based on the “formula” made with different parts of speech. Procedure: 1. ...
6 Complete BeginnerElementaryPre-Intermediate
Scavenger Hunt for Newspaper-in-Education Activity or the Press Club

Scavenger Hunt for Newspaper-in-Education Activity or the Press Club

•, Newspaper English
A fun and simple newspaper activity to use in classroom. Students find each item in the newspapers, cut it and paste it. Write the number besides the item and write the page number where they foun ...
5 Complete BeginnerElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediate
Newspaper Writing Guidesheet

Newspaper Writing Guidesheet

• » Newspaper English
I taught the students about the structure of a newspaper article, specifically using the inverted triangle. I then divided the class into groups and asked them to write a news article together. I ...
6 IntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Terror at Sea: The Sinking of the Concordia

Terror at Sea: The Sinking of the Concordia

45 minute documentary on the sinking of the Concordia. The worksheet includes a vocabulary matching activity, questions to answer while watching the documentary and a list of discussion questions ...
17 IntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Headline Vocabulary Cards

Headline Vocabulary Cards

• » Newspaper English
This worksheet is for pair work. It can be used for introducing or training headline vocabulary. 1. Divide the class into pairs. 2. Give out a set of cards (Card A and Card B) to each pair. 3. Exp ...
11 Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Newspaper Headlines Worksheet

Newspaper Headlines Worksheet

•Newspaper English, ,
Newspaper headlines, in authentic newspapers especially, have their own language. Journalists use a variety of techniques in order to attract and keep the reader’s attention. Some of them ar ...
54 IntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Media Vocabulary Activity

Media Vocabulary Activity

•, Newspaper English,
This activity is good for revising media vocabulary. It is fun, too. Cut out the vocabulary cards and shuffle them. Put your students into groups of 4-5. Prepare one set of cards and newspaper/TV ...
24 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Write A Fake News Story [CREATIVE WRITING PROMPT]

Write A Fake News Story [CREATIVE WRITING PROMPT]

•, Newspaper English,
Creative writing prompt: Write a fake news story with the headline 'Man Eats 20 Light Bulbs, And Asks for More'.
17 All levels

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About Newspaper English Worksheets
You have found the newspaper English section of the site which has worksheets related to different articles and mass media. There are currently 35 worksheets in this category with more being added regularly. This particular worksheet uses a newspaper article to get students to think about traffic police. It includes a range of activities including a true or false section, a role play, and a writing activity. If your students are not quite at this level yet, consider an alternative worksheet to use in your classroom.
Newspaper articles are a great ESL resource. You can use them to introduce vocabulary related to a particular topic, start discussions, and even when talking about reported speech with learners of any level. Sometimes you will have to create your own article or story rather than using something from an actual newspaper. This will ensure that it is written at a level suitable for your learners and focuses on something you specifically want to work on in class. With more advanced classes, you can encourage your students to read English newspapers outside of class and even submit ones that they think are interesting for you to consider using as part of a lesson. This gives students more practice as well as some input on the content of their course. Additionally it allows you to determine what they are most interested in. If and how you include newspaper English in your lessons is entirely up to you and depends a lot on your students.
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