Does “CNN” sound familiar? … “Cabel News Network”, better known as CNN, is a television channel from the US founded in 1980. At present, CNN is the most viewed news channel in the United States. And what has this got to do with learning English?
Well, CNN offers a free service called Student News with very attractive material for practising English online. On this web site you’ll find:
- Videos (in an American English accent) accompanied by a quick guide and a complete transcript. The content of the videos is very diverse, updated regularly and includes interesting news: the Democratic National Convention, severe weather warnings, America the Beautiful, etc. An example of a video is:
- Ten Questions and Newsquiz to test our comprehension of the news.
- Other activities and material for learning.
It is also possible to listen to the online radio which is updated News 24 hours a day.
Visit CNN Student News
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