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Good News, Bad News

Entertaining news stories for listening and discussion.

Key features

  • It presents 18 true stories in radio news format. The stories are light-hearted and feature interesting characters and events.
  • It helps students improve their general listening and discussion abilities while teaching the skills required to understand broadcast news.
  • All units have a series of task-based activities that guide students from general to detailed understanding of the news report, and provide meaningful fluency practice related to the story's theme.
  • The short, focused units can be completed in one class period.
  • Vocabulary building exercises introduce and practice new language.
  • Communicative speaking tasks build on the theme of the story and provide opportunities for student personalization.
  • An optional 'Extra Practice' section at the back of the book further consolidates new vocabulary.