Words often used in headlines Webquest

How common do you think the following words are in news headlines? Choose five that you think are the most common.

Besiege

Crackdown

Alert

Target

Reveal

Battle

Hearing

Stand trial

Risk

Seek

Safeguard

Fight

Reject

Deny

Rumour

Case

Doubt

Back

Become

Dozens

Envoy

Sentence

Charge

Remain

Threat

Demand

Offer

Enquiry

Appear

Protest

Cut

Spared

Imminent

Curb

Eye

Hike

Probe

Pen

Stun

Duo

Hike

Ink

Unrest

Lull

You have three minutes to find which word on this list has the most hits on Google News. Start with the five you chose. The team that finds the one with most is the winner.

What do the following words mean when used in headlines? Search for some examples in Google News to check

To eye

A hearing

A case

To back

To sentence

To curb

Probe

To pen

Duo

Hike

To ink

Can you remember anything about the stories that the words came from? Can you think of any other news stories that these words could be used for?

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