News, Politics & Government items

A topical comprehension activity based on a 2008 BBC news report. Writing task, comprehension questions, anagrams and homophone work.

Level
L1
English
Homophones, homographs & confusables
Rt/L1.1
Rt/L1.3
Writing: text focus (composition)
Ww/L1.1
Context
News, Politics & Government items

A series of true / false comprehension questions and a dictionary / vocabulary exercise – based on a 2006 BBC news report.

Level
L2
English
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Reading: word focus (phonics & vocabulary)
Context
News, Politics & Government items

A topical comprehension activity based on a 2008 BBC news report. Find the main points, general comprehension questions and vocabulary / synonyms exercise.

Level
L1
English
Rt/L1.1
Rt/L1.3
Reading: word focus (phonics & vocabulary)
Context
News, Politics & Government items

Choice of controversial topics to spark letter writing. ‘Road rage’, building on a park, closing a local hospital. Each page includes a clear background scenario to help students “get going”.

Level
L1
L2
English
Writing: text focus (composition)
Context
News, Politics & Government items

A substantial L2 non-fiction text with some technical vocabulary. It includes many comprehension questions – some short with closed answers, others require critical, thoughtful answers. Summarising and proof reading skills are also covered.
Plus a substantial follow-up writing task with very useful planner and paragraph drafting pages (these could be used for planning and drafting any extensive piece of writing).

Level
L2
English
Reading
Writing: text focus (composition)
Context
News, Politics & Government items

Uses a news report to prompt discussion about St George’s Day and whether it should be a national holiday. Written for E2-E3 but could also be used at higher levels.

Level
E2
E3
English
SLd/E2.2
SLd/E3.2
Context
News, Politics & Government items

Based on a news article about the traditional Trade Union rally in London on May 1st. Comprehension questions (inc. dictionary work) followed by a related 3-step (plan, draft, final copy) writing task.

Level
L1
L2
English
Rt/L1.1
Rw/L1.1
Writing: text focus (composition)
Context
News, Politics & Government items

Makes a great group starter activity. Focuses on a topical pie chart but also covers large numbers, rounding and percentages.

Level
L2
Maths
HD1/L2.1
Context
News, Politics & Government items