This worksheet is based on an article which can be labelled A2+ as far as understanding is concerned, but the final writing activity should target B1 for a good number of students. Therefore, we suggest starting with easy activities to engage everyone in the class and gradually move on to more demanding work.
It is also possible to work with part of the article and activities at A2 level: using the introduction and Activity A along with the Teens and News infographic and activities D and F.
Media-related units have become common in 3ème with the new curriculum establishing links between school subjects, and Semaine de la Presse is obviously a good time of the year for this kind of work. However, any time is better than never, and providing students with reliable tools to detect fake news is definitely worth considering.
Vocabulary and structure
- media-related vocabulary.
- prefixation (Opposites)
- expressing an opinion.
- reliable, truthful, (h)onest...
- Stress in opinion, ridiculous, unbelievable...
Articles for Class Use
There are articles about the news and fake news
in the Banque de ressources anglais cycle 4 appropriate for A1+, A2 and B1-level pupils. To see the resources, download them or use them online, register now or log in to the Banque de ressources anglais cycle 4 then go to:
Articles de presse > A1+, A2, B1 > Information, communication, citoyenneté > "What's in the News".
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Download resources :
> False News Travels Faster and Further
> Word of the Year: Fake News
> Media Literacy Online Resources
> April Fools Fact-checking Resources