How to use this site. Note to teachers: 1st read the first level news. Make sure that the student knows all the words. Then move up to the 2nd level. check understanding, then move up to level 3. Levels 1 and 2 have an audio component and level 3 has a video. This site has funny news as well as more serious subjects for your English students.
Now the student has knowledge of the subject, and can discuss with the teacher the differences between the levels, and can talk about the subject in more detail.
Minions are from a movie and kids are more likely to have prior knowledge about them, in addition to what they will learn from this website. Here is the Level 1 news link:
What is a minion?
What movie is a minion from?
Have you seen the movie?
What did you like about the movie?
What happened in Dublin?
Was any one injured?
Why is this funny?
Lesson Plan by Rachael Alice Orbach - Professional English teacher