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Laura Baker 50 Minute News

50 Minute News

50min 2,500 Points

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Get current in Current Events!




The internet is full of news stories in English, but maybe you want a little help understanding them. Maybe you just want to practice talking in English with topics you can't find in a English text book.

This class uses a mix of reading, speaking and listening exercises centered around topics you care about in the news today. 

How does this class work?

Reading - You choose a short article or topic that interests you before class. That means, you choose your own homework!

Speaking - We use the vocabulary in the article you chose to talk about the topic. We practice any grammar points from the article that you are unsure about.

(Optional) Listening Practice - You also listen to a short article about the same topic to work on listening comprehension. Then we can talk about our topic in more detail.

Popular topics include:

  • Movie stars and tv
  • Scientific discovery
  • Technology
  • Health 
  • Natural disasters and weather
  • Fashion and style

This class is ideal for intermediate to advanced students.

Taking a trial class is highly recommended in order to decide on topics.

I also offer the same course with shorter classtimes. 

New Students Welcome!

This tutor's cancellation policy

Before request is confirmed (fixed)
• Cancellation possible at any time without charge.

After request is confirmed (fixed)
• Less than 1hours before lesson start time.→ 100% of price charged.
• Between 1-24hours before lesson start time.→ 50% of price charged.
No-Show→ 100% of price charged.

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Hello! I am Laura from the United States.A little about me: I began teaching English in 2008 in Taipei, Taiwan. I have more than eleven years of experience teaching adult conversation classes, Bu...

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