Level 2 - news in 2000 words

Oil Tanker Explodes – level 2

30-09-2016 15:00 On Saturday, a Mexican oil tanker exploded. About 15 or 20 minutes later, lifeboats came down. The crew was able to...

Snake Bites a Man – level 2

30-09-2016 07:00 In India, a python entered a school. Officials came and removed it from the school. After removing the snake, people...

Bus Overturns in Taiwan – level 2

29-09-2016 15:00 A coach was carrying Japanese tourists in central Taiwan when it overturned. It was the strong winds from Typhoon Megi. At...

Water on Europa – level 2

29-09-2016 07:00 Europa is one of Jupiter’s biggest moons. It is one of the candidates that could support life in our solar system. NASA’s...

Body in a Freezer – level 2

28-09-2016 15:00 Thai police suspected that a gang was using a building as a passport forging operation. The police attacked the building...

Fire in Moscow – level 2

28-09-2016 07:00 Russian firefighters were working to put out a big fire at a plastics warehouse in Moscow. A group of eight firefighters...

Tattoos at Work – level 2

27-09-2016 15:00 A third of young people in Britain have a tattoo, but some businesses are worried about the image the tattoo would give to...

Whale in Australia – level 2

27-09-2016 07:00 A 12-metre whale got caught in a fishing net off Queensland, Australia. It was also stranded in shallow water. Rescue...

Flat-Faced Dogs – level 2

26-09-2016 15:00 Dogs with “flat-faced” features are popular in Britain, but often they have breathing difficulties and other health...

Police Kill a Man – level 2

26-09-2016 07:00 An American man was on his way home when his car broke down. People called the police because they saw the abandoned...
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What is Level 2

Level 2 is for intermediate students. In this level, we use 2000 most important words in spoken English. In our short news we mark every word which is from a higher level. When you understand all words in Level 2, you know 2000 words in English and it is time to go to Level 3. When you read and listen to Level 2 news every day, very soon you can know 2000 most important words in English.

How to improve your English with News in Levels:



  1. Read all today's articles and translate all words which you don't understand.
  2. Read the articles from the day before and see if you remember all new words.


  1. Listen to all today's news.
  2. Stop the video after every sentence and repeat the sentence.
  3. Repeat point 2 for the news which you listened to the day before.


  1. Answer the questions under today's news and write them into the comments.
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