Listening to authentic material is a step forward in learning English. Listening to the news can help you understand more about the world and learn up-to-date vocabulary.
The most popular British news resource. Have a look at their YouTube channel, which is a great place to find useful content. It’s updated with new videos every few hours, providing learners with plenty of fresh content.
Global News is a Canadian news resource which provides a lot of local and national news as well as plenty of videos on worldwide current events. You can spot accent different from British or American ones.
One more Canadian link. This one is specially designed for language learners. All the videos are divided into 2 levels, so you can choose the video that perfectly suits your study needs.
And here comes another English accent. Despite being based in Ireland and focusing on local and national news, The Irish Times also supplies plenty of videos covering international news.
If you want more technical news, then TechCrunch is for you. This site specializes in international news related to technology. This includes stories about the latest electronics, cars, apps, robotics and startups.
SBS News is based in Australia, exposing English learners to yet another unique English accent.
This is another resource that provides tons of opportunities to expand your vocabulary, as it covers a wide array of topics like small businesses, sports and cultural news.
“The Daily Show” is an American news TV show with a comical twist.
The show is currently hosted by Trevor Noah and pokes fun at current affairs, politicians and various types of news stories.
Some interesting apps to support your hunger for news.
Keep reading and listening in English even when you are away from your laptop.
InShorts is an Indian start-up that summarizes news in less than 60 words while keeping it objective and non-sensationalized. All summarised stories contain only headlines and facts, no opinions, to help you stay informed of the current affairs.
New in Levels is an application to improve your English naturally and quickly with news articles. Each article is written in 3 levels so you can choose the one you need.
In this app you will find articles that you can read and listen to from New York Times, TED, VOA and others. There is also a special section for vocabulary and dictionary.