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Monthly News Digest Online for ESL Learners
A "news digest" is a summary of news stories. Each month EnglishClub creates a digest in easy English with four short audio news reports from the past 30 days. With this resource you can practise your listening, reading, writing and even speaking.
- Preview the vocabulary and read the cloze passage.
- Play the news report (double click green arrow) and try to fill in the blanks.
- Answer the comprehension questions by writing full sentences.
- Use the discussion question to write an essay or discuss the story with other students.
- Pretend to be a news anchor by reading each story out loud.
Study one story a week and watch your English skills grow each month!
Go to the bottom of the page to view the full text of each story and check the answers.
Guide for Teachers: how to use Monthly News Digest in your classroom!