The Reading / Listening - 2019 - Level 4

There was a lot of depressing news on television and the radio and in news feeds in 2018. However, the year 2019 will be the best ever. It will be particularly good for English students. They will have many chances to improve listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Everybody's New Year's resolution should be to use the many websites focusing on language learning. Just 30 minutes a day of studying will help to improve fluency and comprehension skills.



The year 2019 will be great if we work together and treat each other with respect. It will be the year of helping those who are less fortunate. It will be a great year for hobbies. The stars in the sky will line up to send positive energy for our hobbies. Financially, we will have to be careful so we don't have money problems. Finally, we will all be healthier. We will take better care of our body by exercising more and eating healthier food.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    2019 - Level 5 or  2019 - Level 6

Sources
  • Breaking News English.com


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. There was a lot of depressing
  2. news
  3. It will be particularly good
  4. They will have many chances
  5. New Year's
  6. websites focusing on
  7. Just 30 minutes a day
  8. comprehension
  1. for English students
  2. skills
  3. resolution
  4. feeds
  5. of studying
  6. to improve
  7. news
  8. language learning

Paragraph 2

  1. treat each
  2. helping those who
  3. It will be a great
  4. The stars
  5. send positive
  6. be careful so we don't have
  7. take better care
  8. eating
  1. year for hobbies
  2. healthier food
  3. of our body
  4. money problems
  5. other with respect
  6. in the sky
  7. are less fortunate
  8. energy

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

There was a lot of (1) ___________________ television and the radio and in news feeds in 2018. However, the year 2019 will be (2) ___________________. It will be particularly good for English students. They will have many (3) ___________________ listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Everybody's New Year's (4) ___________________ to use the many websites (5) ___________________ learning. Just 30 minutes a day of studying will help (6) ___________________ and comprehension skills.

The year 2019 will be great if we work together and (7) ___________________ with respect. It will be the year of helping those who (8) ___________________. It will be a great year for hobbies. The stars in the sky (9) ___________________ to send positive energy for our hobbies. Financially, we (10) ___________________ be careful so we don't have money problems. Finally, we will (11) ___________________. We will take better care of our body by exercising (12) ___________________ healthier food.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Therewasalotofdepressingnewsontelevisionandtheradioandinnewsf
eedsin2018.However,theyear2019willbethebestever.Itwillbepartic
ularlygoodforEnglishstudents.Theywillhavemanychancestoimprove
listening,speaking,readingandwritingskills.Everybody'sNewYear'sr
esolutionshouldbetousethemanywebsitesfocusingonlanguagelearni
ng.Just30minutesadayofstudyingwillhelptoimprovefluencyandcom
prehensionskills.Theyear2019willbegreatifweworktogetherandtrea
teachotherwithrespect.Itwillbetheyearofhelpingthosewhoarelessfor
tunate.Itwillbeagreatyearforhobbies.Thestarsintheskywilllineuptos
endpositiveenergyforourhobbies.Financially,wewillhavetobecareful
sowedon'thavemoneyproblems.Finally,wewillallbehealthier.Wewillt
akebettercareofourbodybyexercisingmoreandeatinghealthierfood.

Student survey

Write five GOOD questions about this topic in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper. When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

(Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

Discussion — Write your own questions

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

(i) ________________

(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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Answers

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