5-speed listening (Level 1)

BBC Top Gear star 'punches' producer






Try  Level 0  |  Level 2  |   Level 3

See a sample

This useful resource has hundreds of ideas, activity templates, reproducible activities for …

  • warm-ups
  • pre-reading and listening
  • while-reading and listening
  • post-reading and listening
  • using headlines
  • working with words
  • moving from text to speech
  • role plays,
  • task-based activities
  • discussions and debates
and a whole lot more.

More Listening

20 Questions  |  Spelling  |  Dictation


The BBC suspended one of its big stars, Jeremy Clarkson. People say he hit a producer. Mr Clarkson, 54, presents the popular Top Gear show. He argued with the producer because there was no food after filming one of the shows. The BBC suspended Clarkson and said they would not show the next two programmes. Clarkson is very popular worldwide. Over 400,000 people signed an online petition. They want the BBC to keep Clarkson on the show.

A Top Gear co-presenter said this news is not so serious. He said it was just a small fight. Mr Clarkson joked with reporters from his car. They asked him where he was going. He said, "the job centre". Clarkson retweeted a message to his 4.5 million Twitter followers. It asked the BBC to show the next Top Gear shows. It said fans should see them. More than 350 million people in 200 countries watch the show. Clarkson made people angry before over racist comments.

Other Levels

Try other levels.

Level 0  |  Level 2   |   Level 3

All Levels

This page has all the levels, listening and reading for this lesson.

← Back to the Top Gear  lesson.

Online Activities

Help Support This Web Site

  • Please consider helping Breaking News English.com

Sean Banville's Book

Thank You