Internet inspiration - Topical materials

Foreign-language newspapers
Project a page from the BBC World Service or El Mensual / Le Mensuel in the appropriate language and...

1. Ask learners to identify stories that they recognise

2. Use the headlines to get learners to predict what the stories are

3. Use the text to discuss/explain the language of journalism

4. "Translate" selected segments into English

5. Select a story/headline to use as cue for giving opinions or starting a debate

6. Use the illustrations for description and prediction exercises

Please contact us if you have any other ideas for using topical materials in class and we will publish the best ones.

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