English Newspaper Headlines
Following are the exercises based on newspaper headline examples, news in the passive voice, expand the headlines. The following exercises may be considered as newspaper activities worksheets. These news headlines in English are very much helpful for ESL students studying grammar. Another advantage is they will teach you how to read a newspaper, how to write a newspaper and writing newspaper headlines
Complete the headlines by choosing the correct answer from the options given below:
(a) OBAMA APPOINTS INDIAN AMERICAN
President Barack Obama………….. to a key post in the office of management and budget.
(i)appoints an Indian American
(ii)is appointing an Indian American
(iii)had appointed an Indian American
(iv)has appointed an Indian American
(b) TASK FORCE SPOTS is TIGERS
The members of Task Force ……….during their field visits to Pench and Kasha Tiger Reserves in Madhya Pradesh.
(i)is spotting 15 tigers
(ii)has been slanting 1.5 tigers
(iii)have spotted 15 tigers
(iv) has spotted 15 tigers
(c) CHANDHOK INVITED TO JOIN ELITE BRITISH CLUB
Karun Chandhok has become the first Indian driver the world’s most elite British Drivers Racing Club (BDRC)
(i)been invited to join
(ii)to be invited to join
(iii) being invited to join
(iv) invited for joining
(d) OFF DUTY COP KILLS 4 TEENAGERS
An off duty policeman went on a shooting spree at a house party.
(i)killed four teenagers
(ii)kills four teenagers
(iii)killing four teenagers
(iv)has killed four teenagers
(a) (iv) has appointed an Indian American
(b) (iii) have spotted 15 tigers
(c) (ii) to be invited to join
(d) (iii) killing four teenagers
Look at the newspaper Items given below. Then use the information in the headlines to complete the paragraphs that follow in your answer sheet against the correct blank numbers. Do not copy the whole sentence.
(a)UP MINISTER INJURED IN BLAST
A UP minister________ in a crude bomb blast last night in Allahabad.
(b)NEW FLYOVER FOR PUBLIC CONVENIENCE
A new flyover in the city________ for public convenience.
(c)FOUR ROBBERS HELD
Four robbers ________by the police.
(d)ALL PARTY MEETING ON KASHMIR
An all-party meeting on Kashmir _______ on next Monday to discuss the latest developments in the state.
(a) was injured
(b) will be built
(c) have been held
(d) will be held