If you like using the news in your lessons then you have to check out a fantastic blog called EnglishNewsLessons.com.
It offers free discussion lessons for EFL teachers / learners based on news stories from around the globe. Lesson texts are graded and designed to be easier to read so that learners can focus on discussion activities and develop speaking skills. New lessons are added throughout the week and are always based on the most recent news stories.
All of the lessons come in a downloadable pdf format, and can be easily reproduced for the classroom or personal study.
EnglishNewsLessons.com is run by David Harbinson, who is currently working in South Korea as an EFL Teacher.