Students learn to talk about the news, and practise their speaking, listening and writing skills.
1. 2017 News recap (Slideshow)
2017 News (Slideshow)
We discuss the different events as I show them the pictures.
Then I show them again and they have to try to memorize the events.
Finally, they work in groups to remember the events and write one sentence/picture.(it can be done as a competition between groups).
This activity was suggested by a colleague of mine. I did it this year with the students and it worked really well.
2. Vocabulary recap.
Linking words Wordsearch
I put together a list of very common linking words that they ought to know by heart. The word search is to help them memorize them.
3. A writing activity (words of the news and linking words)
4. Listening activities
We listened to each of them and compared the news (and accents).
BBC One Minute World News
This set of activities can be followed by a revision of past simple, a work on fake news and a quiz on 2017 News. Alternatively, students could also be asked to create a quiz of their own on 2017 News.
See the posts below:
Talk About the News Using Past Simple: A Grammar in Context Lesson
Create a Quiz with Google Forms: Vocabulary, Writing and Reading Activity
2017 News quiz
Fake News (coming soon)