Teaching Tips for Teachers
One of the best ways to teach students a language is to have them work with current material.
Use the articles as homework for your students. Let them translate one or two articles in a week. The articles are short and interesting texts in several categories which bring current information about our lives and world.
Listen to the articles with your students and then ask them to explain what they have understood in their mother tongue first and then in English.
Read a selected article based on a topic you want to talk about with your students; there are several categories from which to choose. Then ask your students to make or express their opinions about it.
Divide the class into small groups and allocate each group one illustrated idiom and ask them to describe it to the others.
When teaching a new word you can help explain it by showing it directly in a text. This helps students understand the meaning of the word.
Learning Tips for Students
A good command of any foreign language requires daily practice.
Simple English News was designed to help those learning English by providing up-to -date and interesting texts and information.
Therefore, we would like to suggest these tips on how to use our site to achieve the best result.
Select an article each day. Listen to it first and try to write down what you have understood. Then read it and find out how much you were able to understand.
If you do not have enough time, just read it several times. This helps to keep your English fresh every day.
If you need to improve and keep your written skills, then the best way is to write a comment for each article you have read.
Enjoy reading and finding out about pictured idioms used in everyday English.
Test your level by filling in the tests provided.
This section is written in a simple style to provide basic grammar rules used in common speaking situations.
You can find the word you are seaching for — or would like to know more about –used directly in a text. This can help you understand it better.