Monday, June 20, 2016

News review - vocabulary for you.

Dear all,

Sorry for my absence since the last post on 7 June. Now I'm back, with a very useful website for Upper-Intermediate students and above.

It's the BBC's "Learning English" and it's called "News Review". Here, two people in the studio discuss useful vocabulary to help you understand the news better.

The topic is the tragic, much-discussed shooting incident at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Have a look at the site, watch the video and note the vocabulary - words such as "vigil" and "moving". Then do the short quiz activity.

Extra activity: when you have finished, look through the various news articles on the BBC website. What words and expressions, specific to news reporting, occur most often? Post your answers in a Comment or on the Tag Board.

Do revisit the BBC's "Learning English" site. There are so many useful features here. Try "Lingohack". It's organised by date, with each date displaying three news headlines. Take your pick. Then give us your reactions, again, in a comment or on the tag board.

Always remember: it's vitally important to maintain your contact with English, especially now when courses may have finished.

I'll have more for you very soon! Watch this space.

Kind regards,
Michael Ivy

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