For more than 10 years, we have been supplying learning materials to the majority of Australia’s high school, TAFE, university and other English language centers. The materials are based on topical news and current affairs reports from the ABC’s Behind The News (BTN) TV show and The World Today radio programme and include listening, speaking and vocabulary exercises suitable for low to high intermediate level students.
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BTN Print Materials
BTN is a half-hour news and current affairs TV show which screens weekly during school term and can be streamed on demand from the BTN website. There are 5 reports which are presented in a way to make news and current affairs more interesting and accessible for a younger audience.
For each episode, Grabaword.com produces 2 worksheets which are most suitable for pre-int to Intermediate level learners. The Whole Episode worksheet provides discussion questions and listening comprehension tasks for each story. The Feature Story worksheet focuses on one story from the program and contains supplementary vocabulary activities.
Download Whole Episode worksheet sample Download Feature Story worksheet sample
TWT Print Materials
TWT is a radio program broadcast each weekday around the country and can also be streamed on demand from the TWT website. The program covers a wide range of local and international current affairs stories with an in depth analysis of interesting issues.
Each week during the school term, we create a worksheet based on one report which is carefully selected for its language content and topicality of issues. It includes discussion and listening comprehension questions along with vocabulary extension activities which are suitable for intermediate to high-intermediate level learners.
Download TWT worksheet sample
We also publish online activities based on the same BTN and TWT reports. This gives teachers the flexibility to use the print materials in class and / or make them available for students to complete online.
Download online sample