The language journalists use in headlines in order to attract readers' attention differs from the ordinary one. They use various techniques to achieve this. This worksheet includes some information on the ones commonly used and four exercises for students to practise.
Students choose the right tense and decide if they should use passive or active voice (all tenses: present simple and continuous, present perfect, simple past and past perfect and also the futures and conditional)
This worksheet focuses on the vocabulary used in newspaper headlines. The headlines have been taken from various online papers. The words, which have been hand-picked by me to meet the criteria, are defined next to each headline. Comes with a multiple-choice test on page 3.