4V T3a Newspapers B2

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4V T3a Newspapers B2

The Story Behind This Task

You are…

The editor-in-chief of a newspaper! 

Nowadays, the internet is a haven for information. If you want to know something about a certain topic, you are guaranteed to find information on it. Do you want to know about all the different types of frogs? Then the internet will give you a number of websites to choose from. Do you want to know about plate tectonics? The internet is there for you. 

However, not all the information on the internet is useful, and not even all of it is trustworthy.  

You are sick and tired of all the useless and untrustworthy information that you’ve found on the internet, and you’ve decided to start your own newspaper, with your own stories, and your own sources. 

In this task, you will learn the difference between different newspapers and how to structure a good newspaper article. 

You will create the front page of your newspaper, and write articles to fill it. You will write a total of at least 3 articles and create the layout of your newspaper. 


You have two lessons a week to work on the task. The other lesson we will do other activities.

You have 5 weeks for this task.

  • Explore Phase: 1 lesson
  • Produce Phase I: 2 lessons
  • Feedback Phase: 0.5 lesson
  • Grow Phase I: 0.5 lesson
  • Produce Phase II: 2 lessons
  • Produce Phase III: 2 lessons
  • Feedback Phase II: 1 lesson
  • Reflect Phase: 0.5 lessons
  • Show Phase: 0.5 lesson


You can earn 1000XP with this task.

You can earn 60 extra GEMS in total for this task. These are based on:
– Language used in your articles
– Correct newspaper article structure
– Outstanding use of grammar in your articles

You can only get these points if you did extra well. SO better than you should.


related to:
– news
– newspapers
– publications


related to:
– Past simple
– Present perfect
– Concise writing
– Sentence structure
– reported speech
– passive voice / active voice

Year and level

Year 2
B2 Writing
B1 and B2 Reading

Learning Goals






Link naar volledige leerdoelen kaart

De bovenstaande leerdoelen voor schrijven zijn terug te vinden op de leerdoelkaart B1 en B2 voor moderne vreemde talen (MVT). Zie deze link voor het volledige overzicht van de B1 MVT leerdoelen. Zie deze link voor het volledige overzicht van de B2 MVT leerdoelen.

Mining Expeditions

Newspaper advertisement Mining Expedition

For this task, you can do a mining expedition in which you design and write an advertisement for your newspaper. If you finish this mining expedition before you hand in your front page, you may add it to your front page. You can find the assignment here.

  V4 T3a Vocab List
1 Advertisement
2 amid
3 Anchor 
4 attention-grabbing
5 back issue
6 Billboard
7 blaze
8 bootleg
9 broadsheet
10 Business
11 campaign
12 caption
13 circulation
14 citation
15 citation
16 Column
17 comic
18 concise
19 correspondent
20 daily
21 debt
22 decline
23 dozen
24 drought
25 edition
26 Editor
27 Editorial
28 excessive
29 eye-catching
30 fact checker
31 Feature
32 federal
33 forecast
34 fury
35 gossip
36 guilty
37 Health
38 hot off the press
39 humidity
40 immediately
41 in-depth
42 International
43 Journal 
44 layout
45 legislation
46 liquor
47 local
48 Magazine
49 mandatory
50 margin
51 obituary
52 Opinion
53 Paparazzi
54 paparazzi
55 personnel
56 Politics
57 potential
58 proof reader
59 quotation
60 quote
61 readership
62 regional
63 remote
64 Review
65 ripple effect
66 salmon
67 Science
68 sensational
69 swath
70 Tabloid
71 Technology
72 timber
73 tinder
74 to battle
75 to blurt
76 to censor
77 to char
78 to disrupt
79 to evacuate
80 to finalize
81 to hound
82 to implicate
83 to incinerate
84 to issue
85 to linger
86 to mobilize
87 to outpace
88 to plead
89 to prompt
90 to quote
91 to reengage
92 to relent
93 To sponsor
94 to support
95 to unwrap
96 to violate
97 transcription
98 trial
99 unrelenting
100 widespread