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Academic English

“TV News Report”

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
intermediate current news man 01:01

Pre-Listening Exercise

What are three of the most important or significant news events that have occurred over the last three months in your area or country? How do these events affect your life, directly or indirectly?


“hit the road” = leave or depart from a specific place
Okay. It’s time to hit the road. Everyone, get in the car.”

“drive at something” = What do you mean or imply?
Hey, what are you driving at? Are you trying to say that I’m a bad driver?

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

Post-Listening Exercise

Review the story with a partner. What interesting details do we learn about this event? In some societies, a dog is often said to be a man’s best friend. Are there certain pets that people value or keep as faithful companions?

Online Investigation

Find one interesting news story that involves animals and people. Who was involved in the event? What happened and how did things turn out?

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