Hello, everyone, and welcome to this week's NEWS FLASH HOMEWORK CLUB! 

Ok, so, for those of you who are new to this, it's quite simple -- below are your four activites for the week. One is audio (the weekly quiz), while the other two involve reading and writing. You can do one, do some, or do all. It's really up to you -- especially if your teacher has not given you a list. They won't take too long, and you will be able to find out how you did every Friday, when we post the answers in an audio post - just like the quiz - from 9 A.M. onwards. 

So, click on the pictures below to access the activities ... and enjoy!


Click on the button below to listen to this week's quiz. A mixture of general knowledge, maths, history, science, geography and music. 


Read through the words in the orange box first and make sure you understand them. Then, read through the article. Make sure you think about the best place to put a word, not the first place. Careful as you go, as some words may fit in more than one place,  
while other words will only suit one.  


Moscow is the ____________  city of Russia. 

With a population of over 12 ____________ people, it is Europe’s biggest city.  

The ____________ of Russia, Vladimir Putin, lives in the Kremlin. The Kremlin is an ancient walled city in the middle of ___________ close to Red Square. 

Many of the _____________  in Moscow, such as St. Basil's Cathedral and Spasskaya Tower, are very _____________ and famous. 

Moscow’s underground train system is called the ___________  and it carries 9 million passengers every day. 

The Olympic ______________  were held in Moscow in 1980.

More billionaires live in Moscow than anywhere else. 


In Find the Words, we give you the meaning of the word we need you to find in this month's News Flash. We also tell you the page where it can be found. You just need to make sure the meaning we give matches the word you give. Simple, right?


We have all heard of copycats, but Billy the lurcher has becom a ‘copydog’.

Billy’s owner, Russell Jones, broke his ankle in a workplace accident. He was forced to use a cruch as he limped around his house. 

To make matters worse, Billy soon developed a limp of his own.

Mr Jones was so concerned about Billy’s limp that he tuk him to the local vet’s surjery. 

When Billy was examined, his paw seemed to be perfectly helthy and there was no reason why he should be limping.

The following day, Russell’s wife Michelle made a startling discovary. She noticed that the dog only limped when his owner was around. Billy was actually imitating Russell.

Mr Jones posted a video on Facebook showing Billy limping along beside him, with a capshun which read: ‘Cost me £300 in vet fees and X-rays, nothing wrong just sympathy. Love him.’ 

The video received almost 40,000 veuws and 20,000 likes in a week.


How well have you read this month's paper? Here, in Question Time, we test your memory and reading skills. We base all our questions from this activity on your news section, pages 3 and 4. 

1.    Read the article ‘Chilean President Fined’. Do you think President Pinera deserved to be fined? Why do you think so?

2.    Read the article ‘Neighbours to the Rescue’. Write out five questions you would ask Tom Hill about what happened.

3.    Read the article ‘Iceberg S.O.S’. Write out five facts you have learned from this article.

4.    Read the article ‘Sean-Nós Dancing Zoom Style’. Write two reasons why the sean-nós Zoom classes are so popular.

5.    Read the article ‘Newgrange Online’. Write ten facts you have learned from the article.

6.    Read the article ‘Newgrange Online’. Write a short email to the OPW asking to be allowed visit Newgrange during the winter solstice in 2021.

7.    Read the article ‘Neighbours to the Rescue’. Design a ‘Thank You’ card for any of the people who helped repair Tom’s house.

8.    Read the article ‘Iceberg S.O.S’. Use your research skills to find and write five facts about penguins.

9.    Read the article ‘Chilean President Fined’. You have a pen pal in Chile. Write an email to your pen pal telling them ten things about you.

10.    What is your favourite news article in this month’s News Flash? Why?

Click on the button below to download and print the worksheets for these activities. 

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