Birds stopped work - level 2

Birds stopped work - level 2

31-05-2013 14:00

A building project in a Chinese city was stopped because of some unexpected guests.

Thousands of small birds began to build their nests in the ground foundations which cover an area as large as a football pitch. Local people say the birds came because of good ground in the area. This is the kind of ground the birds normally would build nests in mud. They go south in winter but return north to have little birds.

The work on the building will start again in July when the young birds will be able to fly.

Interesting words: unexpected (surprising), nest (house of birds), pitch (field).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

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.
  2. Chat in the  Chat room for at least 2 minutes. You can write about today's news.


  1. Choose one person from the SKYPE section.
  2. You can talk about today’s news or you can answer questions from
If you want to know how to learn English effectively, please visit

1) Watch this video about News in Levels

2) Practice your English every day for free!

We will send you articles from News in Levels every day to your email. You can stop them at any time.