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Weekly News

Since 2006, I have been writing and recording news stories for EnglishClub.

Even though I am giving up most of my EC duties in 2016, I will continue as your host of the Weekly News. You will find a new post once a week, and I hope you'll continue to listen and learn.

If you want to practise your English, and keep in touch with me, please join this group. You can use this space to discuss the weekly news topic and use new vocabulary from the report. Some of you may want to practice shadowing, too. (Listen to my voice and try to repeat and possibly even record your own version.) I hope you will also take the News Quiz at the end of each month, and share your results!

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Jet Turns Back After Laser Incident

Started by Tara Benwell. Last reply by ⓔⓡⓩⓐ Mar 29, 2016. 6 Replies

Here is this week's news report: Jet Turns Back After Laser Incident. Listen, fill in the blanks, and try to answer the questions. Then pretend to be the…Continue

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Started by Tara Benwell. Last reply by Onee-chan Mar 3, 2016. 3 Replies

It appears that we can now discuss the news right on EnglishClub. The comments are open for now, so let's bring our conversation to the Weekly News page itself.…Continue

WHO Declares Zika Virus a Global Emergency

Started by Tara Benwell. Last reply by Onee-chan Feb 24, 2016. 1 Reply

Here is this week's news! WHO Declares Zika Virus a Global Emergency …Continue

US Senator Celebrates Beginning of a Political Revolution

Started by Tara Benwell. Last reply by Expector Smith Feb 18, 2016. 1 Reply

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Comment by selma on February 14, 2016 at 11:45

Hi all,

I've done my best, hope to get feedback from you,

US Senator Celebrates Start of a Political Revolution. My recording is here;


Discussion Q: Young people often rebel against their parents but respect the opinions of their grandparents. Do you think this is why so many young Americans are rallying around a 74-year-old presidental candidate ?

Before thinking of this question, I've checked system of election in US, Who is Sanders and Clinton ? I've read some articles about "Wants and Needs of young people".

In my opinion;

1- Young people might need a safe port,

2- Young people might need high levels of support and encouragement

3- Young people might not want to race with or against someone/something ?

" So, 74 years of eperiences might be prominent feature."

My best regards,


Comment by bengisu on January 25, 2016 at 20:43
Thanks really it is very useful.
Comment by selma on January 25, 2016 at 10:46

Dear Tara

Thanks for starting again :)

Comment by hala on January 16, 2016 at 15:04
Comment by Tara Benwell on January 13, 2016 at 0:59

It's great to see so many of you in this group! I hope you are all doing well. I miss you!

Comment by Onee-chan on January 10, 2016 at 14:07

@Mehboob, I'm just travelling around this website.. :D :)

Comment by Mehboob Akhtar on January 10, 2016 at 7:30

oh really! Thanks invite me Onee-Chan. I'll must learn something form admirable Onee-Chan you are holding whole website.I did not see any place where you are.. keep on...۔

Comment by Lady Anne on January 9, 2016 at 11:24

I admit I have no time to watch the current news at home.  I am always short of time and can't wait to finish a one hour news program.  But here, I can be updated with the world's headline news at my own convenient time.

One thing is sure, this group will be essential for practising English.  We are so glad to see you and join you here Tara.  Thanks a bunch!

Comment by Onee-chan on January 9, 2016 at 2:01

Madam Tara, I hope I can share my voice, someday...... :))))

Comment by Tara Benwell on January 9, 2016 at 1:15
Thanks, Onee-Chan! It would be fun to hear your voice too.

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